Published on 01 Oct 21
by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE
Five justices in the Greensill and Martin decisions have unanimously decided that the attributed income of a discretionary beneficiary was not “from” the CGT event to allow access to an exemption/disregard. However, if you look at the under-litigated judicial analysis of the single undefined word “from” in the charging provisions of s 6-5 and s 6-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (ITAA97), especially in the under-litigated s 6-10, you will observe good unanimous legal reasoning from the four recent decisions to doubt whether attributed or non-owned income can satisfy the undefined “from” precondition for inclusion of amounts in assessable income where the amounts do not factually represent property owned by the person.
Tim is a Senior Taxation Manager with BDO Kendalls.
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01 June 2009