Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
(a) a trustee of a trust estate has been assessed and was liable to pay tax in pursuance of subsection 99(2) or (3) or subsection 99A(4) or (4A) in respect of the net income or a part of the net income of the trust estate of a year of income (in this subsection referred to as the relevant year of income ), being the year of income that commenced on 1 July 1978 or a subsequent year of income;
(b) the amount (in this subsection referred to as the relevant tax amount ) of the tax so assessed in respect of that net income or that part of that net income has been paid;
(c) the trustee of the trust estate has, in accordance with the terms of the trust, paid an amount (in this subsection referred to as the distributed amount ) of the income of the trust estate of the relevant year of income to a beneficiary of the trust estate;
(d) before the expiration of 60 days after the date on which the payment was made, or within such further period as the Commissioner allows, the beneficiary, by writing signed by or on behalf of the beneficiary, makes an application to the Commissioner for a refund under this section in relation to the distributed amount; and
(e) the beneficiary satisfies the Commissioner that the whole or a part (which whole or part, as the case may be, is in this subsection referred to as the non-Australian distributed amount ) of the distributed amount:
(i) is attributable to a period when the beneficiary was not a resident and is also attributable to sources out of Australia;
(ii) was taken into account in calculating the net income of the trust estate of the relevant year of income; and
(iii) is not income that, by the operation of section 100A , is deemed not to have been paid to or applied for the benefit of the beneficiary or to be income to which the beneficiary is not presently entitled;
the Commissioner shall, subject to subsection (2), refund to the beneficiary so much (if any) of the relevant tax amount as is attributable to the non-Australian distributed amount, reduced by so much of any refund or credit to which the trustee is or was entitled in respect of the relevant tax amount as is attributable to the non-Australian distributed amount.
The Commissioner may refuse to make a refund of tax in relation to an amount paid to a beneficiary of a trust estate if the Commissioner considers that the whole or a part of that amount was paid to the beneficiary by the trustee for the purpose or for purposes that included the purpose of enabling the beneficiary to become entitled to a refund of tax under this section in relation to that amount.
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