INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS 1997

PART 3 - SUPERANNUATION BENEFITS PAID FROM COMPLYING PLANS ETC  

Division 302 - Superannuation death benefits paid from complying plans etc  

Subdivision 302-D - Definitions relating to dependants  

REGULATION 302-200.02   WHAT IS AN INTERDEPENDENCY RELATIONSHIP - EXISTENCE OF RELATIONSHIP  

302-200.02(1)  
For paragraph 302-200(3)(b) of the Act, this regulation sets out circumstances in which 2 persons have, or do not have, an interdependency relationship under section 302-200 of the Act. Interdependency relationship

302-200.02(2)  
2 persons have an interdependency relationship if:


(a) they satisfy the requirements of paragraphs 302-200(1)(a) to (c) of the Act; and


(b) 1 or each of them provides the other with support and care of a type and quality normally provided in a close personal relationship, rather than by a mere friend or flatmate.

Examples of care normally provided in a close personal relationship rather than by a friend or flatmate

1. Significant care provided for the other person when he or she is unwell.

2. Significant care provided for the other person when he or she is suffering emotionally.

302-200.02(3)  
2 persons have an interdependency relationship if:


(a) they have a close personal relationship; and


(b) they do not satisfy the other requirements set out in subsection 302-200(1) of the Act; and


(c) the reason they do not satisfy the other requirements is that they are temporarily living apart.

Example for paragraph (3)(c)

One of the persons is temporarily working overseas or is in gaol.

302-200.02(4)  
2 persons have an interdependency relationship if:


(a) they have a close personal relationship; and


(b) they do not satisfy the other requirements set out in subsection 302-200(1) of the Act; and


(c) the reason they do not satisfy the other requirements is that either or both of them suffer from a disability. No interdependency relationship

302-200.02(5)  
2 persons do not have an interdependency relationship if 1 of them provides domestic support and personal care to the other:


(a) under an employment contract or a contract for services; or


(b) on behalf of another person or organisation such as a government agency, a body corporate or a benevolent or charitable organisation.




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