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  • Date
    16 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    : to expand the operation of the promoter penalty provisions; and enable the sharing of certain protected information;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to extend whistleblower protections to eligible whistleblowers who make disclosures to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB); and reverse the burden of proof for certain claims of protection;
    Tax Agent Services Act 2009
    in relation to the TPB Register and the TPB’s delegation powers; and
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    to limit the proportion of petroleum resource rent tax assessable income that can be offset by deductions to 90 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: increase the instant asset write-off threshold from $1,000 to $20,000 for the 2023-24 financial year; and provide small and medium businesses with access to a bonus tax deduction for the 2023-24 financial year relating to electrification and more efficient energy use;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999
    to facilitate certain community charities achieving deductible gift recipient status;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: include two new entities on the list of deductible gift recipients and extend the listing for two other entities; extend the Global Infrastructure Hub’s income tax exemption for an additional year; broadly align existing tax requirements with a new accounting standard for insurance contracts; and amend the rules for non-arm’s length expenses for superannuation entities;
    Corporations Act 2001
    to reinstate the Australian Financial Complaint Authority’s jurisdiction to hear certain complaints relating to superannuation; and
    Treasury Laws Amendment (2023 Law Improvement Package No. 1) Act 2023
    to make contingent amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Partially implements the Government’s response to the review of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) by amending the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: remove the Government’s power to override monetary policy decisions of the RBA and remove the RBA’s power to determine the lending policy of banks; clarify the objectives and functions of the RBA; replace the existing Reserve Bank Board with a Monetary Policy Board and Governance Board; and make consequential and minor amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Corporations Act 2001
    to require Australian public companies to disclose information about their subsidiaries in their annual financial reports by way of a ‘consolidated entity disclosure statement’; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to amend the thin capitalisation rules to limit the amount of debt deductions that multinational entities can claim in an income year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Aug 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] and National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2], the bill amends: the
    National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018
    to rename the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation to Housing Australia; the renamed
    Housing Australia Act 2018
    to: streamline the functions of Housing Australia; establish an annual review mechanism for the National Housing Infrastructure Facility; and extend the Commonwealth guarantee of the liabilities of Housing Australia to apply to contracts entered into until 30 June 2028; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Bill 2024, the bill amends the
    International Tax Agreements Act 1953
    to clarify any uncertainty associated with the interaction between certain taxes, such as foreign investment fees and similar state and territory property taxes, and double tax agreements implemented domestically. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024, the bill 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 individual taxpayers and families eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Feb 2024 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Passed Both Houses 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living—Medicare Levy) Bill 2024, the bill amends the
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to modify income tax rate thresholds and tax rates for individuals for the 2024-25 and later financial years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to establish action initiation reforms, enabling consumer data right (CDR) consumers to direct accredited persons to instruct on actions on their behalf, such as making a payment, opening and closing an account, switching providers and updating personal details, using the CDR framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Nov 2023 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Superannuation (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Imposition Bill 2023, the bill amends: 7 Acts to make consequential amendments; the
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
    to enable the disclosure of information about a recognised assessment activity in relation to a registered entity in certain circumstances; the
    Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Act 2021
    to reduce the frequency of certain periodic reviews; 6 Acts to make miscellaneous and technical amendments in the Treasury portfolio; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide four licensing exemptions for foreign financial services providers; and the
    Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998
    and 4 other Acts in relation to the payments regulatory framework. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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