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Ongoing use of dividend access shares presentation

Published on 20 Oct 13 by QUEENSLAND DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This paper covers:

  • what exactly are dividend access shares?
  • what are the benefits of using them?
  • what are the issues: overview of value shifting, dividend streaming, debt/equity and Division 152
  • what is dividend stripping – first and second limbs
  • the Commissioner’s objectives in issuing the draft determination
  • what circumstances, combined with the use of dividend access shares, could result in a dividend strip?
  • what are the defences when confronted with dividend stripping in an ATO position paper?

Author profile:

John Ioannou CTA
John was admitted as a Solicitor in 2002 and is a partner at McCullough Robertson. He has experience in the areas of taxation, trusts and estate and succession planning. John has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law. He is currently Queensland’s representative on the Institute’s National Professional Development Committee, a member of Queensland’s State Council and a member of the Law Council of Australia in the Business Law Section. Current at 04 March 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by John Ioannou.
 
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