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INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART III - LIABILITY TO TAXATION  

Division 6AA - Income of certain children     View history reference

SECTION 102AG  TRUST INCOME TO WHICH DIVISION APPLIES  

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102AG(1)  [Application of Division]  


Where a beneficiary of a trust estate is a prescribed person in relation to a year of income, this Division applies to so much of the share of the beneficiary of the net income of the trust estate of the year of income as, in the opinion of the Commissioner, is attributable to assessable income of the trust estate that is not, in relation to that beneficiary, excepted trust income.

102AG(2)  [Excepted trust income]  


Subject to this section, an amount included in the assessable income of a trust estate is excepted trust income in relation to a beneficiary of the trust estate to the extent to which the amount:


(a) is assessable income of a trust estate that resulted from:


(i) a will, codicil or an order of a court that varied or modified the provisions of a will or codicil; or

(ii) an intestacy or an order of a court that varied or modified the application, in relation to the estate of a deceased person, of the provisions of the law relating to the distribution of the estates of persons who die intestate;


(b) is employment income;


(c) is derived by the trustee of the trust estate from the investment of any property transferred to the trustee for the benefit of the beneficiary:

(i) by way of, or in satisfaction of a claim for, damages in respect of:

(A) loss by the beneficiary of parental support; or

(B) personal injury to the beneficiary, any disease suffered by the beneficiary or any impairment of the beneficiary's physical or mental condition;

(ii) pursuant to any law relating to worker's compensation;

(iii) pursuant to any law relating to the payment of compensation in respect of criminal injuries;

(iv) directly as the result of the death of a person and under the terms of a policy of life insurance;

(v) directly as the result of the death of a person and out of a provident, benefit, superannuation or retirement fund;

(vi) directly as the result of the death of a person by an employer of the deceased person;

(vii) out of a public fund established and maintained exclusively for the relief of persons in necessitous circumstances; or

(viii) as the result of a family breakdown (see section 102AGA);
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(d) is derived by the trustee of the trust estate from the investment of any property:


(i) that devolved for the benefit of the beneficiary from the estate of a deceased person;

(ii) that was transferred to the trustee for the benefit of the beneficiary by another person out of property that devolved upon that other person from the estate of a deceased person and was so transferred within 3 years after the date of the death of the deceased person; or

(iii) being a verifiable prize in a legally authorized and conducted lottery and being a prize of which the beneficiary is the beneficial owner; or


(e) is derived by the trustee of the trust estate from the investment of any property that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, represents accumulations of:


(i) assessable income derived by the trustee during a year of income in relation to which this Division applies, being assessable income that, in relation to the beneficiary, is excepted trust income;

(ii) assessable income derived by the trustee during a year of income in relation to which this Division does not apply, being assessable income that would, in the opinion of the Commissioner, have been excepted trust income in relation to the beneficiary if this Division were applicable in relation to the year of income during which the assessable income was derived; or

(iii) exempt income derived by the trustee to which subparagraph (i) or (ii) would, in the opinion of the Commissioner, apply if that exempt income had been assessable income.

102AG(2A)  [Trust property to be acquired by beneficiary]  

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Paragraph (2)(c) or subparagraph (2)(d)(ii) does not apply unless the beneficiary of the trust concerned will, under the terms of the trust, acquire the trust property (other than as a trustee) when the trust ends.

102AG(3)  [Non-arm's length transactions]  

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Subject to subsection (4), if any 2 or more parties to:


(a) the derivation of the excepted trust income mentioned in subsection (2); or


(b) any act or transaction directly or indirectly connected with the derivation of that excepted trust income;

were not dealing with each other at arm's length in relation to the derivation, or in relation to the act or transaction, the excepted trust income is only so much (if any) of that income as would have been derived if they had been dealing with each other at arm's length in relation to the derivation, or in relation to the act or transaction.

102AG(4)  [Agreement to secure income excepted trust income]  


Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to assessable income derived by a trustee directly or indirectly under or as a result of an agreement that was entered into or carried out by any person (whether before or after the commencement of this subsection) for the purpose, or for purposes that included the purpose, of securing that that assessable income would be excepted trust income.

102AG(5)  [Incidental purpose disregarded]  


In determining whether subsection (4) applies in relation to an agreement, no regard shall be had to a purpose that is a merely incidental purpose.

102AG(5A)  [Application of s 102AF(1)(b)]  

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In the application of paragraph 102AF(1)(b) for the purposes of the application of paragraph (2)(b) of this section in relation to a beneficiary of a trust estate, payments made for services rendered or to be rendered shall not be taken to be employment income unless the services are rendered or to be rendered by the beneficiary.

102AG(6)  [Interpretation - para (2)(c)]  

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Where:


(a) any assessable income is derived by a trustee of a trust estate from the investment of any property transferred to the trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary of the trust estate by way of, or in satisfaction of a claim for, damages in respect of:


(i) loss by the beneficiary of parental support; or

(ii) personal injury to the beneficiary, any disease suffered by the beneficiary or any impairment of the beneficiary's physical or mental condition; and


(b) that property was transferred to the trustee otherwise than in pursuance of an order of a court;

paragraph (2)(c) applies only to so much (if any) of that assessable income as the Commissioner considers fair and reasonable.

102AG(7)  [Interpretation - subsection (2)(d)(ii)]  

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Where:


(a) any assessable income is derived by a trustee of a trust estate from the investment of any property transferred to the trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary of the trust estate by another person out of property that devolved upon that other person from the estate of a deceased person and was so transferred to the trustee within 3 years after the date of death of the deceased person; and


(b) the amount referred to in paragraph (a) or, if the assessable income of that beneficiary of the year of income includes any amount that:


(i) was derived by the beneficiary from property that was transferred to the beneficiary by another person out of property that devolved upon that other person from the estate of that deceased person and was so transferred within 3 years after the date of death of that deceased person;

(ii) was derived by the beneficiary from property that devolved upon the beneficiary from the estate of that deceased person; or

(iii) is included in that assessable income under section 97 or 100 in respect of the share of that beneficiary of the net income of another trust estate, being a trust estate that resulted from a will or codicil of that deceased person, an order of a court that varied or modified the provisions of a will or codicil of that deceased person, a partial intestacy of that deceased person or an order of a court that varied or modified the application, in relation to the estate of that deceased person, of the provisions of the law relating to the distribution of estates of persons who die intestate;
the sum of the amount referred to in paragraph (a) and the amount or amounts applicable by virtue of subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of this paragraph, exceeds the amount that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, would have been included in the assessable income of the beneficiary of the year of income in respect of an amount or amounts derived by the beneficiary from property that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, would have devolved directly upon that beneficiary if that deceased person had died intestate;

the amount of the assessable income of the trust estate that would, apart from this subsection, have been excepted trust income in relation to that beneficiary by virtue of subparagraph (2)(d)(ii) shall be reduced by the amount of that excess.

102AG(8)  [Property transferred to discretionary trust]  


For the purposes of this section, where:


(a) any property is transferred to the trustee of a trust estate; and


(b) the trustee has a discretion to pay or apply the income derived from that property to or for the benefit of specified beneficiaries or beneficiaries included in a specified class of beneficiaries;

that property shall be taken to have been transferred to the trustee for the benefit of each of those specified beneficiaries or for each of the beneficiaries in that specified class of beneficiaries, as the case may be.

 



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