Income tax: insurance: does subsection 26AH(4) apply to an owner of a life assurance policy when, as a result of a Court approved merger or takeover, a replacement policy is issued by the merged or acquiring life assurance company?
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1. No. Providing the replacement policy merely reflects the change of name of the life assurance company liable under the policy and there is no change in the contractual terms, there is no receipt, reinvestment or dealing with amounts under the policy for subsection 26AH(4) purposes by or on behalf of the policy holder.
Commissioner of Taxation
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Life assurance companies
replacement of life assurance policies on merger or takeover