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Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

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Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2018 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Sovereign Entities) Bill 2018, the bill amends the:

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
and
Taxation Administration Act 1953
to limit access to tax concessions for foreign investors by increasing the managed investment trust (MIT) withholding rate on fund payments that are attributable to non-concessional MIT income (including MIT cross staple arrangement income) to 30 per cent;
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to modify the thin capitalisation rules to prevent double gearing structures;
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
to limit access to tax concessions for foreign investors by limiting the withholding tax exemption for superannuation funds for foreign residents; and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
and
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to limit access to tax concessions for foreign investors by codifying and limiting the scope of the sovereign immunity tax exemption.

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