Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
This Division sets out the taxation consequences of the demutualisation of private health insurers.
Policy holders, demutualising health insurers and certain other entities can disregard capital gains and losses arising under a demutualisation (see Subdivision 315-A ).
Assets held by a lost policy holders trust are given roll-over relief if transferred to the lost policy holder, or if the lost policy holder becomes absolutely entitled to them. Otherwise the trustee of the lost policy holders trust is taxed on any capital gains (see Subdivision 315-C ).
A legal personal representative can disregard capital gains and losses made when passing an asset to a beneficiary of a policy holder's estate (see Subdivision 315-E ).
Shares, rights or cash received under a demutualisation are not assessable income and not exempt income (see Subdivision 315-F ).