Taxation Laws Amendment (Structured Settlements and Structured Orders) Bill 2002

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  to provide an income tax exemption: for annuities and certain deferred lump sums paid under structured settlements to seriously injured persons, subject to eligibility criteria; and for life insurance companies on income derived from assets that support structured settlements; and
Life Insurance Act 1995
  to provide that any commutation or assignment of a tax-exempt structured settlement annuity or lump sum will be ineffective. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
  and the
Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
  and contains application provisions. 

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House of Representatives
06 Jun 2002Introduced and read a first time
06 Jun 2002Second reading moved
18 Sep 2002Second reading agreed to
18 Sep 2002Third reading agreed to
25 Sep 2002Introduced and read a first time
25 Sep 2002Second reading moved
05 Dec 2002Second reading agreed to
05 Dec 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 61 Government, 1 Opposition and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to and 2 items negatived
05 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
10 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to 62 and disagreed to 2 Senate amendments
12 Dec 2002Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments

19 Dec 2002Assent

Act no.: 139

Year: 2002

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