IT 2385W - Notice of Withdrawal
Income tax: expenses incurred by beneficiaries of discretionary trusts
Notice of Withdrawal
Taxation Ruling IT 2385 is withdrawn with effect from today.
1. Taxation Ruling IT 2385 explains the Commissioner's position that a beneficiary of a discretionary trust is not allowed deductions in relation to trust distributions unless it is established that the beneficiary is 'presently entitled' to the trust income when the beneficiary incurs the expenditure.
2. Taxation Ruling IT 2385 is withdrawn as it is replaced by draft Taxation Determination TD 2017/D4 Income tax: deductibility of interest expenses incurred by a beneficiary of a discretionary trust on borrowings on-lent interest free to the trustee which articulates the same principles.
Commissioner of Taxation
13 December 2017
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