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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax—Minor Amendments) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Act 2008
    to clarify that: vehicle financing arrangements and contracts for such arrangements entered into before Budget night do not affect luxury car tax refunds being claimed by eligible businesses; and refunds are to be paid directly to claimants. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Agent Services Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a national Tax Practitioners Board as a statutory authority within the Australian Taxation Office; requires certain entities that provide tax agent services and Business Activity Statement (BAS) services to be registered; introduces a Code of Professional Conduct to govern tax and BAS agents; provides for disciplinary sanctions to be imposed by the Board; and replaces criminal penalties for certain misconduct by agents and unregistered entities with civil penalties and injunctions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008

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    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to the margin scheme and the sale of real property;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to modify the thin capitalisation regime in relation to the use of accounting standards for identifying and valuing an entity’s assets, liabilities and equity capital;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to extend eligibility for exemption from interest withholding tax to certain bonds;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    in relation to income earning assets held jointly with a third party; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to the eligible investment business rules for managed funds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to establish the Education Tax Refund, a 50 per cent refundable tax offset for eligible education expenses (up to $750 for primary school studies and up to $1,500 for secondary studies). Also makes consequential amendments to the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill (No. 2) 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the Medicare levy surcharge threshold to $75,000 for individuals (with annual indexation) and to $150,000 for families (to be twice the individual rate in future years). Also provides for transitional arrangements so that individuals who obtain private health cover before 1 January 2009 avoid the surcharge for the period 1 July to 31 December 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Temporary Residents' Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: require that the superannuation of a temporary resident becomes unclaimed and payable to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once the individual has ceased to be a temporary visa holder, has departed Australia and has not claimed their superannuation within six months; and provide that departed temporary visa holders may recover their superannuation benefits, subject to withholding tax, from the ATO. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Clarity in Pricing) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to: prohibit corporations from advertising a component price (a price as the sum of multiple component parts) of a good or service without also prominently specifying the single figure price (to the extent that it is quantifiable at the time of advertising); update cross references relating to pyramid selling schemes; clarify that certain breaches of product safety and information standards may be a criminal offence; and provide for the concurrent operation of certain state and territory fair trading laws. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Transport Security Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    and
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to allow aviation and maritime industry participants to have multiple security programs or plans operating at the same time for different locations and operations; and
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Securities Act 2003
    to: extend the operation of the Act to external Australian territories; allow for the approval of maritime, ship or offshore security plans to exist for up to five years (but no less than 12 months); and enable regulations to be made to prescribe consistent mapping standards for maritime security zones and security regulated port boundaries and standards for the presentation of information detailing offshore security zones. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    27 Aug 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove tax deductibility for contributions and gifts to political parties, independent members and independent candidates; and
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments to ensure political parties, independent members and independent candidates continue to access goods and services tax concessions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 4) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide private health insurance policy holders with capital gains tax relief when insurers demutualise; limit lineal descendants to children or grandchildren of the test individual or their spouse; and remove the ability for family trusts to make a variation to the test individual specified in a family trust election. Also makes technical amendments to eight other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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