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  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to abolish the mature age worker tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012
    to abolish the seafarer tax offset; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: reduce the tax offset rates available under the research and development tax incentive by 1.5 per cent; and update the list of deductible gift recipients. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 4) Bill 2014

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    Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the statutory debt limits for the thin capitalisation rules; increase the
    de minimis
    threshold for thin capitalisation limits; provide for a new gearing debt test for inbound investors; prevent the double counting of certain non-taxable Australian real property assets that can distort the application of the Principal Asset Test; and clarify the meaning of ‘permanent establishment’;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make non-portfolio returns on equity to Australian resident companies exempt of Australian income tax;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to require taxpayers to be issued with an annual tax receipt for the income tax assessed to them; and 15 Acts to make style changes, repeal redundant provisions, correct anomalous outcomes and make technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 3) Bill 2014

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    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to limit immediate deductibility of expenditure on mining rights and mining information first used for exploration. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 2) Bill 2014

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    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the Medicare levy low-income threshold amounts for families and the dependent child-student component of the threshold from the 2013-14 financial year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to ensure outcomes are preserved in relation to tax assessments where taxpayers have self-assessed on the basis of certain announced taxation measures which have been discontinued;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to limit the ability of taxpayers who obtain additional franking credits as a result of ‘dividend washing’ to obtain a tax benefit; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

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    Date
    26 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to provide that a person must not promote a scheme that has resulted in a payment being made from a regulated superannuation fund otherwise than as prescribed by payment standards and impose a civil penalty for any contravention;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide the power to give directions and impose administrative penalties for contraventions relating to self managed superannuation funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to phase out the net medical expenses tax offset by the end of the 2018-19 income year; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to update the list of deductible gift recipients; and
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 15 bills to implement a three-year progressive budget repair levy, the bill amends the
    Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Act 2007
    to increase to 49 per cent the rate at which excess untaxed roll-over amounts tax is payable on an individual’s excess untaxed roll-over amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 15 bills to implement a three-year progressive budget repair levy, the bill amends the
    Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Act 2007
    to increase to 49 per cent the rate at which excess non-concessional contributions tax is payable on an individual’s excess non-concessional contributions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 15 bills to implement a three-year progressive budget repair levy, the bill amends the
    Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Act 2007
    to increase the rates of tax payable on departing Australia superannuation payments from a taxed superannuation fund to 38 per cent and from an untaxed superannuation fund to 47 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Succession to the Crown Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    To effect changes to the law consistent with changes being made to the law in the United Kingdom, the bill: ends the system of male preference primogeniture so that the future order of succession will be determined simply by order of birth; removes the bar on succession for an heir and successor of the Sovereign who marries a Catholic; limits the requirement that the Sovereign consent to the marriage of a descendant of his late Majesty King George the Second to the six persons nearest in line to the Crown; validates some marriages voided by the
    Royal Marriages Act 1772
    of Great Britain; makes consequential amendments to the
    Act of Settlement
    and
    Bill of Rights
    ; and repeals the
    Royal Marriages Act 1772

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Student Identifiers Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Establishes a framework for the introduction of a student identifier for individuals undertaking nationally recognised vocational education and training from 1 January 2015 by: providing for how the student identifier may be assigned, collected, used and disclosed; providing for the creation of an authenticated transcript of an individual’s record of nationally recognised training undertaken; establishing the Student Identifiers Registrar to administer the scheme; and providing for the functions, powers, appointment and terms and conditions of the registrar. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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