Bills Digest No. 116  1999-2000


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Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Bill 1999

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CONTENTS

Passage History
Purpose
Background
Main Provisions
Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Passage History

Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Bill 1999

Date Introduced: 9 December 1999

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Health and Aged Care

Commencement: Royal Assent

Purpose

To impose formally a tax on the grant of an approval to an approved pathology authority for an approved [specimen] collection centre.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999.

Main Provisions

Clause 5 imposes formally a tax on the grant of an approval to an approved pathology authority for an approved [specimen] collection centre. The tax for 1 year is $1,000. A formula is provided for periods of less than one year. The tax is payable by the approved pathology authority that applied for the approval. In addition, the tax is payable before the grant of an approval.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Ian Ireland
11 February 2000
Bills Digest Service
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