Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
This Act is designed to help you identify accurately and quickly the provisions that are relevant to your purpose in reading the income tax law.
The Act contains tables, diagrams and signposts to help you navigate your way.
You can start at Division 3 (What this Act is about) and follow the signposts as far into the Act as you need to go. You may also encounter signposts to several areas of the law that are relevant to you. Each one should be followed.
Sometimes they will lead down through several levels of detail. At each successive level, the rules are structured in a similar way. They will often be preceded by a Guide to the rules at that level. The rules themselves will usually deal first with the general or most common case and then with the more particular or special cases.