INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 2 - LIABILITY RULES OF GENERAL APPLICATION  

PART 2-40 - RULES AFFECTING EMPLOYEES AND OTHER TAXPAYERS RECEIVING PAYG WITHHOLDING PAYMENTS  

Division 83 - Other payments on termination of employment  

Subdivision 83-A - Unused annual leave payments  

Operative provisions

SECTION 83-10   Unused annual leave payment is assessable  

Application - annual leave

83-10(1)  
This section applies to leave ( annual leave ) of the following types (whether it is made available as an entitlement or as a privilege):


(a) leave ordinarily known as annual leave, including recreational leave and annual holidays;


(b) any other leave made available in circumstances similar to those in which the leave mentioned in paragraph (a) is ordinarily made available. Unused annual leave payments

83-10(2)  
Your assessable income includes an *unused annual leave payment that you receive.

83-10(3)  
A payment that you receive in consequence of the termination of your employment is an unused annual leave payment if:


(a) it is for annual leave you have not used; or


(b) it is a bonus or other additional payment for annual leave you have not used; or


(c) it is for annual leave, or is a bonus or other additional payment for annual leave, to which you were not entitled just before the employment termination, but that would have been made available to you at a later time if it were not for the employment termination.


 

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