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Talking Tax – Issue 163






Income protection and superannuation insurance payments: assessable or not?

In YCNM and Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2019] AATA 1592, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), found that a lump sum payment made under an income protection insurance policy was partly assessable as income under section 6-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (Act). The AAT concluded that the portion of the lump sum attributable to a superannuation contribution insurance policy was not assessable as income.

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