Home' Nufarm Annual Report : Nufarm Annual Report 2016 Contents 3. Significant accounting policies (continued)
(o) Income tax
(i) Tax consolidation
The company and its wholly-owned Australian resident entities are part of a tax-consolidated group. As a consequence,
all members of the tax-consolidated group are taxed as a single entity. The head entity within the tax-consolidated group
is Nufarm Limited.
Current tax expense/income, deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets arising from temporary differences of the
members of the tax-consolidated group are recognised in the separate financial statements of the members of the tax-
consolidated group using the ‘separate taxpayer within group’ approach by reference to the carrying amounts of assets
and liabilities in the separate financial statements of each entity and the tax values applying under tax consolidation.
Any current tax liabilities (or assets) and deferred tax assets arising from unused tax losses of the subsidiaries are assumed by
the head entity in the tax-consolidated group and are recognised by the company as amounts payable/(receivable) to/(from)
other entities in the tax-consolidated group in conjunction with any tax funding arrangement (refer below). Any difference
between these amounts is recognised by the company as an equity contribution amounts or distribution.
The company recognises deferred tax assets arising from unused tax losses of the tax-consolidated group to the extent that
it is probable that future taxable profits of the tax-consolidated group will be available against which the asset can be utilised.
Any subsequent period adjustments to deferred tax assets arising from unused tax losses as a result of revised assessments
of the probability of recoverability is recognised by the head entity only.
(ii) Nature of tax funding arrangements and tax sharing agreements
The head entity, in conjunction with other members of the tax-consolidated group, has entered into a tax funding arrangement
which sets out the funding obligations of members of the tax-consolidated group in respect of tax amounts. The tax funding
arrangements require payments to/from the head entity equal to the current tax liability/(asset) assumed by the head entity
and any tax loss deferred tax asset assumed by the head entity, resulting in the head entity recognising an inter-entity
receivable/(payable) equal in amount to the tax liability/(asset) assumed. The inter-entity receivables/(payables) are at call.
Contributions to fund the current tax liabilities are payable as per the tax funding arrangement and reflect the timing of the
head entity’s obligation to make payments for tax liabilities to the relevant tax authorities.
The head entity, in conjunction with other members of the tax-consolidated group, has also entered a tax sharing agreement.
The tax sharing agreement provides for the determination of the allocation of the income tax liabilities between the entities
should the head entity default on its tax payment obligations. No amounts have been recognised in the financial statements
in respect of this agreement as payment of any amounts under the tax sharing agreement is considered remote.
(p) Goods and services tax
Revenue, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST or equivalent), except where
the GST incurred is not recoverable from the taxation authority. In these circumstances, the GST is recognised as part of the
cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense.
Receivables and payables are stated with the amount of GST included. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable
to, the tax authority is included as a current asset or liability in the balance sheet.
Cash flows are included in the statement of cash flows on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from
investing and financing activities which are recoverable from, or payable to, the relevant tax authorities are classified as
operating cash flows.
(q) Earnings per share
The group presents basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) data for its ordinary shares. Basic EPS is calculated by dividing
the profit or loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares
outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is determined by adjusting the profit or loss attributable to ordinary shareholders
and the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the effects of all potential dilutive ordinary shares, which
comprise convertible notes and share options granted to employees.
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS continued
NUFARM LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT 2016
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