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IS 22/05
26 Jul 2022

Cash basis persons under the financial arrangements rules

This interpretation statement explains when a person can account for income and expenditure from financial arrangements on a cash basis instead of an accrual basis.  It also sets out the adjustment that must usually be made when a person ceases to be a cash basis person and must account for their financial arrangements using the accrual basis. This statement is accompanied by a fact sheet.

Tax Information Bulletin Vol 34 No 8, September 2022

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IS 22/05 FS: Cash basis persons under the financial arrangements rules (fact sheet)


Income Tax Act 2007, sections CC 1, CC 3, DA 1, DB 6, EL 3, EW 3, EW 4, EW 5, EW 9, EW 14, EW 29, EW 30, EW 31, EW 54, EW 55, EW 57, EW 59, EW 60, EW 61, EW 62, EW 63, EZ 33 to EZ 52D and YA 1 (“absolute value”, “cash basis person”, “fixed principal financial arrangement”, “interest” and “variable principal debt instrument”)
Tax Administration Act 1994, section 37