ATO Interpretative Decision

ATO ID 2001/2 (Withdrawn)

Superannuation

Superannuation: Undeducted Purchase Price (Italy)
FOI status: may be released
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Status of this decision: Decision Withdrawn 4 July 2008
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Issue

Whether the taxpayer is entitled to a deductible amount under section 27H (Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA)) in relation to a pension paid from Italy by the Instituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS)

Decision

The taxpayer is entitled to a deductible amount under section 27H (Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (ITAA)) in relation to a pension paid from Italy by the Instituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS)

Facts

The taxpayer receives two pensions from the INPS. One pension is a reversionary pension which commenced after 1 July 1983 paid on the death of the taxpayer's spouse. The other pension is paid to the taxpayer on the taxpayer's retirement. The taxpayer provided evidence from INPS of the purchase price component of both pensions.

Reasons For Decision

The taxpayer is entitled to a deductible amount on both pensions. The amount of any annuity, including a superannuation pension, derived by the taxpayer during a year of income is included in the assessable income of the taxpayer. The taxpayer is then entitled to have part of the pension (a portion of the undeducted purchase price) excluded from their assessable income for each year in which the pension is paid (section 27H (ITAA 1936)). The undeducted purchase price is calculated in accordance with the guidelines published in Taxation Ruling IT 2554.

Date of decision:  14 July 1998

Legislative References:
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
   section 27H

Related Public Rulings (including Determinations)
IT 2554

Keywords
Foreign pension income
Undeducted purchase price

Business Line:  Superannuation

Date of publication:  4 June 2001

ISSN: 1445-2782

history
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  14 July 1998 Original statement
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