Taxation Determination

TD 95/60W

Income tax: are fees paid for obtaining investment advice an allowable deduction under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) for taxpayers who are not carrying on an investment business?

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Notice of Withdrawal

Taxation Determination TD 95/60 is withdrawn with effect from 13 December 2023.

1. TD 95/60 sets out the requirements that need to be satisfied for an individual, who is not carrying on a business, to claim a deduction for financial advice fees under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

2. TD 95/60 is being replaced by draft Taxation Determination TD 2023/D4 Income tax: deductions for financial advice fees paid by individuals who are not carrying on a business, which will issue on 13 December 2023. TD 2023/D4 sets out the Commissioner's view on the deductibility of financial advice fees under sections 8-1 (deductions) or 25-5 (deductions for tax-related expenses) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for individuals who are not carrying on a business.

3. TD 2023/D4 modernises TD 95/60 but does not represent a change of view.

Commissioner of Taxation
12 December 2023


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ISSN: 2205-6211
TD 95/60W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  6 December 1995 Original ruling  
  29 November 2006 Original ruling + note Repeal provision note
  15 February 2012 Consolidated ruling Addendum
  22 February 2012 Consolidated ruling Erratum
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