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INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997 - SECT 40.25

Software

             (1)  Despite its repeal by this Act, Division 46 of the former Act continues to apply to expenditure on software that you incurred and that was in a software pool under that Division at the end of 30 June 2001.

             (2)  For a unit of software for which you were deducting amounts under Subdivision 46-B of the former Act or for which you could have deducted amounts under that Subdivision if you had used the software for the purpose of producing assessable income before 1 July 2001, Division 40 of the new Act applies to the unit on this basis:

                     (a)  its cost is the amount of expenditure you incurred on the unit; and

                     (b)  you must use the prime cost method; and

                     (c)  its opening adjustable value at 1 July 2001 is its undeducted cost at the end of 30 June 2001; and

                     (d)  you must use the same effective life you were using under Subdivision 46-B of the former Act or that you would have used if you had used the software for the purpose of producing assessable income before 1 July 2001.

Note:          There are special rules for entities that have substituted accounting periods: see section 40-65.



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