Section 679: Income from which basic amounts are treated as paid
2589.This section sets out the rules for determining from which part of the aggregate income of the estate a basic amount is treated as paid. It is based on sections 699A and 701 of ICTA.
2590.Personal representatives may receive such income from a number of sources. And different rates of tax apply to different types of income. Some of the income is taxed in the hands of the personal representatives at “the applicable rate” (the basic rate, the lower rate or the dividend ordinary rate; see section 680).
2591.The basic amounts of estate income do not always correlate precisely with the income received by the personal representatives. It is therefore necessary to attribute payments out of the residuary estate in the form of basic amounts to particular types of income received by the personal representatives.
2592.Subsections (4) to (6) deal with situations where some of the aggregate income of the estate is income treated under section 680 as bearing tax. In such circumstances, a third assumption is introduced. That third assumption is to be applied before the two assumptions referred to in subsections (2) and (3).