INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 2 - LIABILITY RULES OF GENERAL APPLICATION  

PART 2-1 - ASSESSABLE INCOME  

Division 20 - Amounts included to reverse the effect of past deductions  

Subdivision 20-A - Insurance, indemnity or other recoupment for deductible expenses  

How much is included in your assessable income?

SECTION 20-50   If the expense is only partially deductible  

20-50(1)  
This section extends the operation of section 20-35 or 20-40 (as appropriate) to a case where the total of what you can deduct under a provision (the deduction provision ) for a loss or outgoing is limited to a proportion of the loss or outgoing.

20-50(2)  
If you receive an * assessable recoupment of the loss or outgoing, section 20-35 or 20-40 applies as if:


(a) you had incurred only that proportion of the loss or outgoing, but could deduct the whole of that proportion under the deduction provision; and


(b) you had received only that proportion of the recoupment.

Example:

You incur expenditure of $500. A provision listed in section 20-30 entitles you to deduct 10% of the expenditure ($50) over 5 years. This means you can deduct $10 in each of the 5 years.

You recoup $300 of the expenditure. This section treats you as receiving only 10% of the recoupment. Therefore, $30 is dealt with by section 20-40 .


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