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Act No. 47 of 1969 as made
An Act relating to the Imposition of Tax in respect of certain Purchases of Marketable Securities made through Brokers in the Australian Capital Territory.
Administered by: DOTARS
Date of Assent 14 Jun 1969
Date of repeal 15 Mar 2007
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 2007

Australian Capital Territory Tax (Purchases of Marketable Securities)

No. 47 of 1969

An Act relating to the Imposition of Tax in respect of certain Purchases of Marketable Securities made through Brokers in the Australian Capital Territory.

[Assented to 14 June 1969]

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

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Australian Capital Territory Tax (Purchases of Marketable Securities) Act 1969.

Commencement.

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

Incorporation.

3.  The Australian Capital Territory Taxation (Administration) Act 1969 is incorporated and shall be read as one with this Act.

Imposition of tax.

4.  Tax is imposed on each purchase by a broker carrying on business in the Territory of a marketable security listed for quotation in the official list of an Australian Stock Exchange or of a prescribed stock exchange (whether within or outside Australia), being—

(a) a purchase made in the Territory after the commencement of this Act on his own account or behalf; or

(b) a purchase made after the commencement of this Act in accordance with an order to purchase given to him in the Territory by or on behalf of a person who is not a broker or is not acting for or on behalf of a broker.


 

Rate or tax.

5.  The rate of tax is—

(a) where the value of the consideration for the purchase of the marketable security is less than One hundred dollars—Five cents for every Twenty-five dollars and for any fractional part of Twenty-five dollars of the value of that consideration; and

(b) where the value of the consideration for the purchase of the marketable security is One hundred dollars or more—Twenty cents for every One hundred dollars and for any fractional part of One hundred dollars of the value of that consideration.

Exemptions.

6.  Tax is not imposed on—

(a) the purchase of a marketable security for a consideration in money or money’s worth of less than the unencumbered value of the marketable security;

(b) the purchase of a marketable security issued by a municipal council or other local governing body or by a public authority constituted under a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory of the Commonwealth;

(c) the purchase of a marketable security by an authority of the Commonwealth or of a Territory prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph;

(d) the purchase of a marketable security by, or by trustees upon trust for, a public hospital, public benevolent institution, religious institution or public educational institution;

(e) the purchase of a marketable security made by a broker on his own account or behalf, being a purchase of a marketable security that had previously been sold by him on the day of the purchase or within two clear days (not including a day on which the Australian Stock Exchange of which he is a member is closed) before the day of the purchase; or

(f) the purchase of a marketable security by—

(i) a member of a diplomatic mission in Australia of the government of another country that does not impose stamp duty or any similar tax on transfers of marketable securities or grants in relation to Australia an exemption from any such stamp duty or similar tax corresponding to this exemption; or

(ii) a member of his family forming part of his household,

being a person who is not an Australian citizen and is not ordinarily resident in Australia.