Introduced with the Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017, the bill amends: five Acts to provide for a diverted profits tax from 1 July 2017 to ensure that significant global entities are not able to avoid their tax obligations by diverting profits generated in Australia offshore; the
Taxation Administration Act 1953
to increase the administrative penalties that can be imposed by the Commissioner of Taxation on significant global entities for breaching their tax reporting obligations; and the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to update the reference to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) transfer pricing guidelines in Australia’s cross-border transfer pricing rules to include the 2016 OECD amendments to the guidelines.