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  • Date
    24 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Consequent on the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    , the bill: amends eight Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements for certain entities providing tax agent services before the commencement of the
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986
    to: ensure bonus payments are not treated as income for tax and welfare related purposes; and provide for administrative arrangements applicable to the bonus payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986
    to: ensure bonus payments are not treated as income for tax and welfare related purposes; and provide for administrative arrangements applicable to the bonus payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill authorises the Commissioner of Taxation to make payments of up to $900 to eligible taxpayers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill authorises the Commissioner of Taxation to make payments of up to $950 to eligible taxpayers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: broadening the list of eligible medical expenses to include payments in relation to guide dogs; rules for payments, loans and forgiven debts made by a trustee to a private company’s shareholder; and deductions for dividends on-paid to non-resident owners;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: income tax deductions for transport expenses for travel between workplaces; small business capital gains tax relief and discretionary trusts; net input tax credits and capital gains tax; and updating the list of deductible gift recipients;
    Energy Grants (Credits) Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to clarify the treatment of claims for fuel purchased in the 3 years preceding the scheme’s introduction;
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    to clarify permitted disclosure of Australian Business Number information;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to income tax deductions for fund-raising event contributions; and 5 Acts to require that charities be endorsed in order to access relevant tax concessions. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to the operation of the income tax law affecting life insurance companies;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and 3 other Acts in relation to the consolidation regime;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: venture capital partnerships; and franked distributions received through certain partnerships and trusts;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    in relation to fringe benefits tax (FBT) housing benefits;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: capital gains tax event K6 and demergers; deductions for United Medical Protection Limited support payments; and alienation of personal services income provisions;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to compulsory third party schemes;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to FBT treatment of public ambulance services; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: taxation treatment of overseas superannuation payments; and technical corrections to foreign tax credit provisions. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    in relation to the venture capital regime;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption transitional arrangements for certain contributions to worker entitlement funds; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to make technical corrections in relation to foreign tax credits. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: add certain organisations and include special schools as specifically-listed deductible gift recipients; give irrigation water providers and rural land irrigation water providers access to the water facilities and landcare tax concessions; enable an administrator (in addition to a liquidator) to declare worthless shares and other equity interests for capital gains tax purposes; and amend application of the first child tax offset provisions in relation to adoptive parents;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    to extend the fringe benefits tax exemption to costs associated with purchase of a dwelling as a result of relocation;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the superannuation guarantee (SG) reporting requirement, for employers to report employer superannuation contributions to employees, from the SG arrangements;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to clarify operation of the consolidation regime; and
    Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 8) 2003
    to correct a commencement provision. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum