Taxation (Annual Rates for 2016–17, Closely Held Companies, and Remedial Matters) Act 2017

78 New section EW 49B inserted (Guarantees for associated persons)


After section EW 49, insert:

EW 49B Guarantees for associated persons
When this section applies


This section applies when a guarantor pays an amount under a guarantee (a guarantee payment) for an associated person’s debt (the debtor) to the debtor’s creditor.



For the debtor, the amount of the guarantee payment is treated as consideration paid or payable by the debtor for the debt.

New debt


If the guarantor has recourse to the debtor in relation to the guarantee payment, the guarantor is treated as providing the debtor with an interest-free loan for the amount of the guarantee payment.

No consideration paid


For the guarantor, the guarantee payment is treated as not being consideration paid or payable by the guarantor.

Repayment: income and deduction


If the debtor later repays the guarantor more than the guarantee payment, the excess paid by the debtor is—


income, under section CC 3(1) (Financial arrangements), of the guarantor; and


a deduction that the debtor is allowed under section DB 13(1) (Repayment of debt in certain circumstances).

Defined in this Act: amount, associated person, base price adjustment, deduction, income


Subsection (1) applies for the 2017–18 and later income years.