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  • Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012

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    Date
    21 Jun 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of two bills in relation to the managed investment trust (MIT) withholding tax, the bill amends the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to make consequential amendments to give effect to the increase in the MIT final withholding tax rate imposed by the proposed
    Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 2) Bill 2012

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    Date
    24 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2012, the bill amends the:
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and four other Acts to: extend the director penalty regime so that directors are personally responsible for their company’s unpaid superannuation guarantee amounts; make directors and their associates liable to pay as you go (PAYG) withholding non-compliance tax in certain circumstances; and ensure that directors cannot discharge their director penalties by placing their company into administration or liquidation when PAYG withholding or superannuation guarantee remains unpaid and unreported three months after the due date;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    in relation to the taxation of financial arrangements consolidation interaction; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to modify the consolidation tax cost setting rules and rights to future income rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012

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    Date
    10 May 2012 
    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 and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and pensioners below pension age; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Stronger, Fairer, Simpler and Other Measures) Bill 2011

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    Date
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to abolish the entrepreneurs’ tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: increase the small business instant asset write-off threshold to $6500; and consolidate the long life small business pool and the general small business pool into a single pool to be written off at one rate;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to enable small business entities to claim an accelerated initial deduction for motor vehicles acquired in the 2012-13 and subsequent financial years; and
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to enable eligible low income earners to receive the low income superannuation contribution. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Bill 2011

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    Date
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to support the transition to the national broadband network, the bill imposes a levy on telecommunications carriers or carriage service providers if the carriers or providers have a levy amount for an eligible levy period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011

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    Date
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to support the transition to the national broadband network, the bill: establishes the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) as a statutory agency to implement and administer the service agreements or grants that deliver universal service and other public policy telecommunications outcomes; sets out the agency’s corporate governance structure and reporting and accountability requirements; provides for the minister, by legislative instrument, to make standards, rules or benchmarks for TUSMA contracts and grants; and provides for the Universal Service Obligation and National Relay Service industry levy regimes to be consolidated into a single regime to provide TUSMA funding. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Oct 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011, the bill amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide the Commissioner of Taxation with discretion to disregard certain events that would otherwise trigger the assessment of certain income for a primary production trust in the year of the event;
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to clarify the location of the ‘taxing point’ for the purposes of the petroleum resource rent tax; and
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to clarify taxation arrangements for gaseous fuels. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 7) Bill 2011

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    Date
    21 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: taxation arrangements for special disability trusts; certain farm management deposits being accessed within 12 months; and the producer, location, and post, digital and visual effects offsets;
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to reduce the lowest marginal tax rate for workers participating in the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to provide that the instalment income of certain taxpayers includes net gains in the taxation of financial arrangements;
    Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Act 2009
    to give the Commissioner of Taxation a discretion to extend the time in which taxpayers may notify the making of a transitional election in certain circumstances;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Banking Act 1959
    in relation to the administration of the farm management deposits scheme;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010
    to extend to 30 September 2011 the date for the temporary loss relief for merging superannuation funds; and
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to a regulatory framework for public ancillary funds. Also provides that any director penalty notices issued by the Commissioner of Taxation under former section 22AOE of the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    between 10 December 2007 and 30 June 2010 are valid, notwithstanding the New South Wales Court of Appeal decision in
    Soong v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation
    (2011) 248 FLR 252. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011, the bill prevents tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to provide that regulations may be made in relation to the plain packaging of tobacco so that businesses are not prevented from registering new trade marks or from protecting trade marks against infringement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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