More integrity measures – Assignments of Partnership income or capital
12th October 2018
The Government released exposure draft legislation on 12 October 2018 which contains small business CGT concession integrity measures in relation to the alienation of partnership income or capital.
In broad terms, the measures target CGT events that involve the creation, transfer, variation or cessation of a right or interest that would entitle an entity to either:
An amount of the income or capital of a partnership; or
An amount calculated by reference to a partner’s entitlement to an amount of income or capital of a partnership.
The measures propose to allow the small business CGT concessions to continue to apply to capital gains from those CGT events, but only where the right or interest is a membership interest of the entity in the partnership.
As such, capital gains arising from assignments of partnership income or capital where the right or interest is not a membership interest of the entity in the partnership would no longer be eligible for the small business CGT concessions.
The integrity measures are proposed to apply retrospectively from 8 May 2018 (being the date the measure was first raised in the 2018 Federal Budget).
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