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Division 7A Company Loan Agreement Template

The aim of Division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (the Act) is to prevent privately held companies from making tax-free distributions of profits to its directors and shareholders in the form of loans.

Division 7A sets out strict provisions that automatically treat payments, loans and debts forgiven by private companies to its shareholders or associates of shareholders as deemed dividends and therefore assessable income for tax purposes.

ATO rules that loans must be approved and in writing

The ATO have made it perfectly clear that whenever a company lends money to its directors or shareholders such loans must be set out in writing and approved by the company and the borrower.

Details such as the minimum interest rate and the maximum term of the loan along with other specific criteria must be addressed in the documentation.

Failing to implement this relatively simple document can have costly consequences for the taxpayer and the company should the ATO deem the company to have distributed profits disguised as a loan.

Our Div7A company loan agreement formalises the arrangement between the parties and has been drafted by a specialist lawyer to ensure compliance under section 109N of the ITAA.

How do you implement a loan agreement?

The best way to avoid a Division 7A dividend is to create loan agreements before lending to associates.

To implement a loan agreement:

1. Put the loan in writing before the company’s lodgement date. (Lodgement date is the date on which the company tax return is lodged, or the due date for lodgement – whichever occurs first)

2. Ensure the rate of interest is equal to or above the Indicator Lending Rates

3. Make sure the loan doesn’t exceed the maximum term of either:

  • 25 years – where 100% of the loan is secured by a registered mortgage over property
  • 7 years – in every other case

You also need to ensure the shareholder or associate makes minimum yearly repayments. If they fail to do so, the amount that isn’t repaid will be treated as a dividend in the income year in which it wasn’t paid.

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Learn more: Tax Facts you need to know – loans, dividends and Division 7a.

Download Division 7A Loan Agreement Template Immediately – Easy to Edit

Div 7a Loan AgreementOur Division 7A Company Loan Agreement complies with the ATO’s requirements and allows you to document your loan correctly.

Our Div 7a Loan Agreement template saves you re-inventing the wheel and gives you a cost effective way to meet your obligations.

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It is available for immediate download as Microsoft Word document which makes it easy to edit. In addition it can be used as often as you need.

Benefits of Division 7a Loan agreement template kits

Provisions included in the Division 7a Loan Agreement template

  • The names of the parties and a statement that the parties have agreed to the loan term;
  • The loan amount;
  • Date the loan is drawn down;
  • period of the loan or the term;
  • interest rate payable;
  • the date the parties entered the written agreement;
  • default and consequences;
  • Power of Attorney; and
  • Governing Law.

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