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INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997 - SECT 82.10

Pre-10 May 2006 entitlements--transitional termination payments

             (1)  This Division applies in relation to a life benefit termination payment received by you on or after 1 July 2007 if:

                     (a)  the payment is received by you because you are entitled to it under a written contract, a law of the Commonwealth, a State, a Territory or another country, an instrument under such a law, a collective agreement within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 or an AWA within the meaning of that Act; and

                     (b)  the entitlement is provided for under that contract, law, instrument or agreement as in force just before 10 May 2006.

             (2)  However, this Division does not apply in relation to a life benefit termination payment received by you on or after 1 July 2012 (except to the extent provided by Subdivision 82-E).

             (3)  This Division applies in relation to a life benefit termination payment only to the extent that the contract, law or agreement as in force just before 10 May 2006 specifies the amount of the payment, or a way to work out a specific amount of the payment.

             (4)  For the purpose of subsection (3), a specific amount can be worked out in ways including either or both of the following:

                     (a)  by a method or formula for working out the amount;

                     (b)  by provision for you or another person (or entity) to make a choice between forms of payment allowing amounts to be worked out as provided by subsection (3) and paragraph (a) of this subsection.

Example:    For paragraph (b), a specific amount of a life benefit termination payment that you receive on 1 July 2007 can be worked out from the terms of your written contract if the contract provided (just before 10 May 2006) for you to choose between payment in the form of a cash amount of $100,000 or the transfer to you of 10,000 shares in a specified company.

Note:          Section 80-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 allows for employment termination payments to include the transfer of property (for example, shares). If so, the market value of the property is included in the amount of the payment (except any part of the property for which separate consideration has been given).

             (5)  To the extent that this Division applies to a life benefit termination payment, Subdivision 82-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 does not apply to the payment (subject to Subdivision 82-E of this Act).

             (6)  In this Division:

"transitional termination payment" means:

                     (a)  a life benefit termination payment to which this Division applies; or

                     (b)  if this Division applies to only part of a life benefit termination payment--that part of the payment.

Table of sections

82-10A     Recipient has reached preservation age

82-10B      Lower cap amount

82-10C      Recipient under preservation age

82-10D     Upper cap amount



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