Taxation Determination

TD 93/38W

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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FOI status:

may be releasedFOI number: I 1214346

Notice of Withdrawal

Taxation Determination TD 93/38 is withdrawn with effect from today.

1. Section 160X of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA 1936) contained rules that applied to 'assets that formed part of the estate of a deceased person'.

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.

4. As the rewritten provisions express the law clearly, the Determination is no longer necessary and is therefore withdrawn.

Commissioner of Taxation
22 June 2005

Previously issued as Draft TD 93/D3

References

ATO references:
NO 92/1427-5 (CGTDET36)

ISSN 1038 - 8982

Related Rulings/Determinations:

TD 93/37
TD 93/36
TD 93/35
IT 2664

Subject References:
assets;
CGT asset
death;
deceased estates;
legal personal representative

Legislative References:
ITAA160X

TD 93/38W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  11 March 1993 Original ruling  
You are here 22 June 2005 Withdrawn