Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997
Note: See subregulation 293-115.20(2) .
WORKING OUT DEFINED BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONSPART 2 - NEW ENTRANT RATE 9 Certain discretions to be allowed for 9(1)
The new entrant rate is to be calculated assuming that certain discretions are always exercised. 9(2)
Subject to subclause (3), if the fund rules provide a discretion to pay, on voluntary exit, a benefit that is higher than the standard benefit, the actuary must assume that a higher benefit is always paid on voluntary exit on or after age 55. 9(3)
If the higher benefit mentioned in subclause (2) exceeds the accrued retirement benefit, the actuary may assume that the benefit is an amount:
(a) greater than or equal to the accrued retirement benefit; and
(b) less than or equal to the higher benefit. 9(4)
If the actuary believes that there is a reasonable expectation that a higher benefit than either the standard benefit or the accrued retirement benefit will be paid, then the actuary should assume that the benefit paid on voluntary exit on or after age 55 is always equal to the benefit reasonably expected to be paid.
In considering whether there is a reasonable expectation that a higher benefit will be paid, it would generally not be appropriate to assume payment unless such an assumption was adopted in the most recent actuarial review.