05 Dec 11 Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program - administrative treatment
On 18 February 2011, the government announced that it would seek amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act to eliminate the timing discrepancy between when payments are taxed and when deductions are available for grant applicants under the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program (SRWUIP). A capital gains tax exemption for payments under the SRWUIP would form a part of the measure.
The proposed changes will be backdated to 1 April 2010.
The ATO has now published the administrative treatment it will apply before and after the changes are enacted.