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Trends in deductible expenses paper


This paper discusses section 51(1) of the ITAA. The background of the section and its basic principles are outlined. The symmetry of the section, the necessary nexus and the exclusionary provisions are all discussed in the context of a number of cases on deductions for expenditure.

This paper was also presented on 20 October 1995 at the "Tasmanian Seminar: A Celebration of Taxation by the Sea". 

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David Russell CTA-Life
David commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986. David has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations and was the President of The Tax Institute from 1993 to 1995. Current at 01 October 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by David RUSSELL.

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