Taxation Determination

TD 94/31A - Addendum

Income tax: capital gains: what is meant by the term 'original beneficial owner' as used in subsection 160ZZI(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ?

FOI status:

may be released


This Addendum amends Taxation Determination TD 94/31 to remove the reference to bare trust as being the test for determining whether a beneficiary is absolutely entitled to an asset of a trust for CGT purposes. The circumstances in which a beneficiary will be considered absolutely entitled to a CGT asset of a trust are now dealt with in Taxation Ruling TR 2004/D25. In particular, that Ruling states that bare trust is not the test for absolute entitlement.

TD 94/31 is amended as follows:

1. Delete note (i) and substitute 'Where a beneficiary of a trust is absolutely entitled as against the trustee to any of the rights, or any interest in any of the rights under the policy, the beneficiary (and not the trustee) will be the relevant taxpayer for CGT purposes in respect of the disposal of such rights, or an interest in any of the rights.'

This Addendum applies on and from 15 December 2004.

Commissioner of Taxation
15 December 2004


ATO references:
NO 2003/11684

ISSN: 1038-8982

Related Rulings/Determinations:

TD 94/31