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Entertainments Tax Act 1944

Authoritative Version
  • - C1944A00007
  • No longer in force
Act No. 7 of 1944 as made
An Act to amend the Entertainments Tax Act 1942.
Date of Assent 03 Apr 1944
Date of repeal 01 Oct 1953
Repealed by Entertainments Tax Abolition Act 1953

ENTERTAINMENTS TAX.

 

No. 7 of 1944.

An Act to amend the Entertainments Tax Act 1942.

[Assented to 3rd April, 1944.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Entertainments Tax Act 1944.

(2.)    The Entertainments Tax Act 1942, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Entertainments Tax Act 19421944.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3.  Section five of the Entertainments Tax Act 1942 is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Entertainments Tax.

“5.   The rates of the entertainments tax shall be—

(a) where all the performers whose words or actions constitute the entertainment are actually present and performing and the entertainment consists solely of one or more of the following items, namely, a stage play, a ballet, a performance of music (whether vocal or instrumental), a lecture, a recitation, a music hall or other variety entertainment, a circus or a travelling show—as set out in the second column of the Schedule to this Act;

(b) in any case in which the provisions of sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of sub-section (1.) of section sixteen, or the provisions of section sixteen a, of the Entertainments Tax Assessment Act 19421944 apply— as set out in the third column of that Schedule; and

(c) in all other cases—as set out in the fourth column of that Schedule.”.


 

The Schedule.

4.  The Schedule to the Entertainments Tax Act 1942 is repealed and the following Schedule inserted in its stead:—

“THE SCHEDULE.

Where the payment for admission (excluding the amount of the tax)—

Second Column.

Third Column.

Fourth Column.

Is not less than threepence but does not exceed fourpence

..

One penny....................

..

Exceeds fourpence but does not exceed fivepence halfpenny

..

One penny halfpenny

..

Exceeds fivepence halfpenny but does not exceed sevenpence halfpenny

..

Twopence.....................

..

Exceeds sevenpence halfpenny but is less than one shilling

..

Threepence...................

..

Is one shilling...................................

Twopence.....................

Threepence...................

Threepence

Exceeds one shilling but does not exceed one shilling and sixpence

Fourpence.....................

Fivepence.....................

Fivepence

Exceeds one shilling and sixpence but does not exceed two shillings

Fivepence.....................

Sevenpence...................

Sevenpence

Exceeds two shillings but does not exceed two shillings and sixpence

Sevenpence...................

Ninepence.....................

Ninepence

Exceeds two shillings and sixpence but does not exceed three shillings

Eightpence....................

Elevenpence..................

Elevenpence

Exceeds three shillings but does not exceed three shillings and sixpence

Tenpence......................

One shilling and one penny

One shilling and one penny

Exceeds three shillings and sixpence but does not exceed four shillings

Elevenpence..................

One shilling and threepence

One shilling and threepence

Exceeds four shillings but does not exceed four shillings and sixpence

One shilling and one penny

One shilling and fivepence

One shilling and fivepence

Exceeds four shillings and sixpence but does not exceed five shillings

One shilling and twopence

One shilling and sevenpence

One shilling and sevenpence

Exceeds five shillings but does not exceed five shillings and sixpence

One shilling and fourpence

One shilling and tenpence

One shilling and tenpence

Exceeds five shillings and sixpence but does not exceed six shillings

One shilling and sevenpence

Two shillings and one penny

Two shillings and one penny

Exceeds six shillings......................

One shilling and ninepence, plus two and one-quarter pence for each sixpence (or part thereof) by which the payment for admission exceeds Six shillings and sixpence, fractions of a penny less than three-quarters in the amount of the tax being disregarded and three- quarters of a penny in that amount being regarded as a penny

Two shillings and fourpence, plus threepence for each sixpence (or part thereof) by which the payment for admission exceeds Six shillings and six- pence

Two shillings and fourpence, plus threepence for each sixpence (or part thereof) by which the payment for admission exceeds Six shillings and sixpence.”.