Income tax: capital gains: does section 160X of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 apply to assets acquired by a legal personal representative which were not owned by the deceased at the date of death?
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Notice of Withdrawal
2. Taxation Determination TD 93/38 clarified that section 160X of the ITAA 1936 applied only to assets owned by an individual when they died and did not extend to assets acquired by the deceased person's legal personal representative.
3. Section 160X of the ITAA 1936 was rewritten as sections 128-10 and 128-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. The rewritten provisions make it clear that they apply only to assets owned at the date of death. The Explanatory Memorandum to the Tax Law Improvement Bill (No. 1) 1998 notes that this was an intended change to the law.
Commissioner of Taxation
22 June 2005
NO 92/1427-5 (CGTDET36)
legal personal representative