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The ''Income Tax Assessment Act 1997'' is an
act
act
of the
Parliament of Australia The Parliament of Australia (officially the Federal Parliament, also called the Commonwealth Parliament) is the legislative branch A legislature is a deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kind ...

Parliament of Australia
. The act is one of a few statutes used in Australia to calculate
income tax An income tax is a tax A tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed on a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity In law Law is a system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelate ...
assessments.


History

The act was passed in an attempt to provide a rewritten income tax assessment statute, as the prior statute was considered outdated. New matters relating to Australian income tax law are generally added to the 1997 act, rather than the 1936 act.


Contents

Issues addressed by the act include: * Deductions for expenses incurred earning assessed income - s8(1) * Deductions for management of tax affairs - s25(5) * The definition of 'trading stock', including shares - s70(10) * The
capital gains tax A capital gains tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit realized on the sale of a non-inventory asset In financial accountancy, financial accounting, an asset is any resource owned or controlled by a business or an economic entity. It is anything (t ...
* A ban on deductions for expenses relating to illegally earned income - s26(54)


See also

*
Taxation in Australia Income taxes An income tax is a tax A tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed on a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity In law, a legal person is any person A person (plural people or persons) is ...
*
Income tax in Australia Income tax in Australia is imposed by the federal government A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are o ...
* '' Commissioner of Taxation v La Rosa''


References

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