Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
If you receive a death benefit termination payment after the death of a person, part of the payment may be tax free (the tax free component).
You are entitled to a tax offset on the remaining part of the payment (the taxable component), subject to limitations.
The extent of your entitlement to the offset depends on whether or not you were a death benefits dependant of the deceased, and on the total amount of payments you receive in consequence of the same employment termination.
If a death benefit termination payment is payable to the trustee of the estate of the deceased for the benefit of another person, the payment is taxed in the hands of the trustee in the same way as it would be taxed if it had been paid directly to the other person.
|82-65||Death benefits for dependants|
|82-70||Death benefits for non-dependants|
|82-75||Death benefits paid to trustee of deceased estate|