House of Representatives

Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP)

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Travel related to use of residential premises

1.44 This Schedule is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.


1.45 Schedule 1 to this Bill amends the ITAA 1997 to ensure that travel expenditure incurred in gaining or producing assessable income from residential premises is not deductible unless incurred by certain institutional entities or by an entity in the course of carrying on a business.

1.46 Travel expenditure which is prevented from being deducted by the amendments in this Schedule cannot form part of any element of the cost base and reduced cost base of residential premises for CGT purposes.

Human rights implications

1.47 This Schedule does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.


1.48 This Schedule is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

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