In the second edition of our tax consolidation refreshers we consider the Allocable Cost Amount (ACA) process. In essence the ACA process is designed to replicate the accounting fair value approach and remove certain anomalies that would otherwise arise when determining whether to acquire a business (i.e. assets) or a company.
ASIC is seeking to increase the effectiveness of risk management systems that responsible entities (RE) have in place. It has issued a consultation paper detailing the more targeted requirements of risk management to be issued by class order during the first quarter of 2014.
In simple terms, the thin capitalisation rules operate so as to deny deductions for interest expenses where an entity’s debt exceeds the maximum allowable level. There are a number of different methods for calculating the maximum debt, the most common being the 'safe harbour debt amount'.