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Beware 47A!

Published on 01 Apr 07 by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE

Section 47A is an anti-avoidance provision that deems certain benefits provided by Controlled Foreign Companies to other entities to be dividends. The ATO has recently released Draft Taxation Determination TD 2007/D1 which outlines the application of section 47A to situations where a CFC provides these covered benefits to another associated CFC. This article analyses the ATO’s reasoning and conclusions in the Draft Determination.

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Dr Philip Bender
Philip is a Barrister and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants practising in State and Federal taxation, superannuation and commercial law. He is also a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (although he still appears as a barrister in the tax list of that Tribunal). Philip advises and appears for taxpayers and revenue authorities in State and Federal courts and tribunals and has appeared on a number of occasions in the High Court. He has also been briefed by other government agencies including ASIC, the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy and the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office. - Current at 01 September 2011
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