Draft Taxation Determination

TD 93/D286

Income tax: capital gains: does subsection 160ZH(9) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 deem market value consideration in subsection 160ZZI(3) where no amount of money or other consideration is given for the acquisition of rights under a policy of life assurance, and the person acquiring the rights is not the original beneficial owner?

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draft only - for comment


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1. No. Market value consideration will not be deemed to have been paid by a person in situations where that person is not the original beneficial owner of a policy of life assurance and he or she did not give money or other consideration for its acquisition. Subsection 160ZH(9) will not step in to trigger subsection 160ZZI(3).

Example: In July 1990, George took out a 10 year endowment life assurance policy. George is the original beneficial owner of the rights under the policy.In December 1992, George disposed of his rights under the policy to his wife, Joan, who did not pay an amount of money or give any other consideration in respect of the acquisition.Subsection 160ZZI(2) will apply to any subsequent disposal by Joan of the rights under the policy.

Commissioner of Taxation
16 December 1993



ISSN: 1038-8982

Related Rulings/Determinations:

TD 93/D284
TD 93/D285
TD 93/D287
TD 93/D288

Subject References:
life assurance policy
market value
original beneficial owner
capitals gains tax

Legislative References:
ITAA 160ZH(9)
ITAA 160ZZI(2)
ITAA 160ZZI(3)