Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 6 - Assessable income and exempt income  

Guide to Division 6  

Operative provisions

SECTION 6-20   Exempt income  


An amount of * ordinary income or * statutory income is exempt income if it is made exempt from income tax by a provision of this Act or another * Commonwealth law.

For summary lists of provisions about exempt income, see sections 11-5 and 11-15 .

* Ordinary income is also exempt income to the extent that this Act excludes it (expressly or by implication) from being assessable income.


By contrast, an amount of * statutory income is exempt income only if it is made exempt from income tax by a provision of this Act outside this Division or another * Commonwealth law.


If an amount of * ordinary income or * statutory income is * non-assessable non-exempt income, it is not exempt income .

An amount of non-assessable non-exempt income is not taken into account in working out the amount of a tax loss.


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