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INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 2 - LIABILITY RULES OF GENERAL APPLICATION  

PART 2-40 - RULES AFFECTING EMPLOYEES AND OTHER TAXPAYERS RECEIVING PAYG WITHHOLDING PAYMENTS    View history reference

Division 82 - Employment termination payments    View history reference

Subdivision 82-B - Employment termination payments: death benefits    View history reference

Operative provisions

SECTION 82-65  Death benefits for dependants  

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Tax free component

82-65(1)  

The *tax free component of a *death benefit termination payment that you receive after the death of a person of whom you are a *death benefits dependant is not assessable income and is not *exempt income.

Taxable component

82-65(2)  

If you receive a *death benefit termination payment after the death of a person of whom you are a *death benefits dependant:


(a) the part of the *taxable component of the payment mentioned in subsection (3) is not assessable income and is not *exempt income; and


(b) the remainder of the taxable component (if any) of the payment is assessable income.

Note:

The remainder of the taxable component is taxed at the top marginal rate in accordance with the Income Tax Rates Act 1986 .

82-65(3)  

The amount is so much of the *taxable component of the payment as does not exceed the *ETP cap amount.

Note:

For the ETP cap amount, see section 82-160 .

82-65(4)  

The *ETP cap amount is reduced (but not below zero) by the amount worked out under subsection (3) for each *death benefit termination payment (if any) you have received earlier in consequence of the same employment termination, whether in the income year or an earlier income year.

Note 1:

See subsection 82-75(2) for the tax treatment of any amount by which you may have benefited from an employment termination payment to the trustee of the estate of the deceased.

Note 2:

If you have also received a life benefit termination payment in the same income year, your entitlement to a tax concession under this section is not affected by your entitlement (if any) to an offset for the life benefit termination payment (under section 82-10 ).


 



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