1. TR 97/22 sets out the Commissioner’s view on when societies, associations or clubs are established for the ‘encouragement of a game or sport’ in determining whether they are exempt from income tax under table item 9.1(c) of section 50-45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
2. It will be replaced by draft Taxation Ruling TR 2021/D6 Income tax: the games and sports exemption, which will issue on 7 October 2021. TR 2021/D6 does not reflect a change in the Commissioner’s view; rather, it refreshes the view expressed in TR 97/22 to make it more contemporary. It also takes into account Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia v Word Investments Limited  HCA 55.
Commissioner of Taxation
6 October 2021
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