Taxation Determination

TD 2002/16W

Income tax: what are the obligations under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 where a business chooses to keep some of its records as encrypted information?

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Notice of Withdrawal

Taxation Determination TD 2002/16 is withdrawn with effect from today.

1. TD 2002/16 explains the obligations under section 262A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936) for a person carrying on a business who chooses to process and keep records in an encrypted form.

2. The obligations under the ITAA 1936 for keeping electronic records, including encrypted records, are now addressed by Taxation Ruling TR 2018/2 Income tax: record keeping and access - electronic records which issued on 14 February 2018.

3. Accordingly, TD 2002/16 has no ongoing relevance and is therefore withdrawn.

Commissioner of Taxation
14 February 2018


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ATO references:

ISSN: 2205-6211

Legislative References:
ITAA 1936
ITAA 1936 262A

TD 2002/16W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  3 July 2002 Original ruling  
You are here 14 February 2018 Withdrawn