Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 104 - CGT events  

Subdivision 104-K - Other CGT events  

SECTION 104-215   Asset passing to tax-advantaged entity: CGT event K3  

CGT event K3 happens if you die and a *CGT asset you owned just before dying *passes to a beneficiary in your estate who (when the asset passes):

(a) is an *exempt entity; or

(b) is the trustee of a *complying superannuation entity; or

(c) is a foreign resident.

(d) (Repealed by No 169 of 1999)

(e) (Repealed by No 41 of 2005)


If the asset passes to a beneficiary who is a foreign resident, CGT event K3 happens only if:

(a) you were an Australian resident just before dying; and

(b) the asset (in the hands of the beneficiary) is not *taxable Australian property.

The time of the event is just before you die.


A capital gain is made if the *market value of the asset on the day you died is more than the asset ' s *cost base. A capital loss is made if that market value is less than the asset ' s *reduced cost base.

The trustee of the estate must include in the date of death return any net capital gain for the income year when you died.


A *capital gain or *capital loss is disregarded if you *acquired the asset before 20 September 1985.


There is also an exception for certain philanthropic testamentary gifts: see section 118-60 .


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