Income tax: where a taxpayer carries on a business of primary production on a property remote from their usual place of residence and employment/business, is a deduction automatically allowable for travel between:
(1) the usual place of work and the property; or
(2) the usual place of residence and the property?
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Notice of Withdrawal
1. Taxation Determination TD 96/43 considers the deductibility of travel expenses under subsection 51(1), or sections 53 or 54 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, in circumstances where a taxpayer carries on a business of primary production on a property separate from their residence.
2. Following the court decision in Federal Commissioner of Taxation v. Payne (2001) 202 CLR 93; 2001 ATC 4027; (2001) 46 ATR 228 and the subsequent enactment of section 25-100 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997), TD 96/43 no longer reflects the current state of the law.
Commissioner of Taxation
14 March 2012