CFC 2011/02
Issued
14 Mar 2011

Non-attributing active insurance CFC status (TOWER Insurance Limited)

Determination CFC 2011/02 covers non-attributing active insurance CFC status in relation to TOWER Insurance Limited.

Reference

This determination is made under section 91AAQ of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

This power has been delegated by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue to the position of Investigations Manager under section 7 of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

Explanation (which does not form part of the determination)

Under sections CQ 2(1)(h) and DN 2(1)(h) of the Income Tax Act 2007, subject to sections CQ 2(2B) and DN 2(2), no attributed CFC income or loss arises from a CFC that is a non-attributing active CFC under section EX 21B of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Section EX 21B(3) of the Income Tax Act 2007 provides that a CFC that is an insurer meeting the requirements of a determination made by the Commissioner under section 91AAQ of the Tax Administration Act 1994 is a non-attributing active CFC. In the absence of such a determination, a CFC carrying on an insurance business is unlikely to be a non-attributing active CFC, because insurance income is otherwise treated as passive income and an attributable CFC amount by section EX 20B(3) of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Section 91AAQ(1)(b) of the Tax Administration Act 1994 allows a person to apply to the Commissioner for such a determination in respect of the members of a group of CFCs, if the members satisfy subsection (3). TOWER Insurance Limited has made application in respect of the members of the group of CFCs set out below.

It has been determined, having regard to the matters set out in subsections (4) and (5) of section 91AAQ of the Tax Administration Act 1994, that the members of the group of CFCs satisfy the requirements set out in section 91AAQ(3) of the Tax Administration Act 1994 and are accordingly non-attributing active CFCs for the purposes of section EX 21B of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Scope of determination

The CFCs to which this determination applies are:

Name Jurisdiction
Southern Cross Marine Limited Papua New Guinea
TOWER Insurance (PNG) Limited Papua New Guinea

Interpretation

In this document, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Attributed CFC income or loss" means attributed CFC income under section CQ 2 or attributed CFC loss under section DN 2 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

"CFC" means a CFC as defined in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

"Non-attributing active CFC" means a non-attributing active CFC under section EX 21B of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Determination

Pursuant to section 91AAQ of the Tax Administration Act 1994 I hereby determine that the above CFCs are non-attributing active CFCs for the purposes of section EX 21B of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Application date

This determination applies for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 income years.

This determination is signed by me this 14th day of March 2011.

 

Jessica Griffin
Acting Investigations Manager