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Income Tax Act 2007

Section 461: Spreading of patent royalty receipts

1333.This section allows the recipient of a lump sum patent royalty to claim a tax reduction if the royalty was for the use of the patent over a period of two years or more. It is based on section 527 of ICTA.

1334.The amount of the royalty is notionally spread equally over the number of complete years for which the use of the patent extended (up to a maximum of six). The total additional tax that would have been due on that basis is compared to the tax attributable to the whole royalty in the year of receipt. If it is less, a tax reduction equal to the difference is given.

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