Division 3 - Deductions  

Subdivision A - General  


74(1A)   [No application 1997/98 income year onwards]  

This section does not apply to the 1997-98 year of income or a later year of income.


Section 25-60 (Parliament election expenses) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 deals with the deductibility of election expenses of candidates for the Parliament of the Commonwealth, State or Territory.

74(1)   [Allowable deduction]  

Expenditure incurred in the year of income by the taxpayer in being elected as a member, or in contesting an election for membership, of the Parliament, of the Parliament of a State, of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory or of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia shall be an allowable deduction.

74(2A)   [Limited application of subsec (2)]  

Subsection (2) does not apply to an amount received in the 1997-98 year of income or in a later year of income if the amount is received as recoupment as defined by section 20-25 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .


Subdivision 20-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 applies instead.

74(2)   [Reimbursement]  

When a deduction has been allowed or is allowable under subsection (1) in respect of any expenditure and that expenditure or any part of it is reimbursed to the taxpayer or paid for him by any other person or by any organization the assessable income of the taxpayer of the year in which the amount is so reimbursed or paid shall include that amount.


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