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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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Author Photo - David RUSSELL
David is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Courts of Dubai International Financial Centre. He was first appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and holds that office in all the above Australian jurisdictions. He currently practices in Sydney (Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers) and Brisbane (Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers) with a principal focus on revenue law generally. He has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations. He has had a long connection with the Taxation Institute of Australia including being its President from 1993 to 1995 and President of the Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association from 1996 to 2000.
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This was presented at Tasmanian Seminar: A Celebration of Taxation by the Sea .

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