The ATO has advised that recent audit activity has identified a high rate of incorrect claims for deductions for personal super contributions in 2008 tax returns. Many of the incorrect claims are attributable to a failure to consider the new legislative requirements now governing this deduction. Subdivision 290-C of the ITAA 1997 replaced the old provisions in s 82AAT of the ITAA 1936 with effect from 1 July 2007. An article in the March 2009 edition of The Tax Agent magazine entitled "New rules for deducting personal super contributions" summarises the requirements.
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