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Act No. 45 of 2003 as made
An Act to amend taxation laws to reduce personal income tax, to increase the rebate for certain low-income taxpayers, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Taxation Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2003
Date of Assent 24 Jun 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2003

 

No. 45, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend taxation laws to reduce personal income tax, to increase the rebate for certain low‑income taxpayers, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

4............ Application......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              3

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                        3

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                             4

 


 

 

Taxation Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2003

No. 45, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend taxation laws to reduce personal income tax, to increase the rebate for certain low‑income taxpayers, and for related purposes

[Assented to 24 June 2003]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Taxation Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2003.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4  Application

                   The amendments made by Schedule 1 apply to assessments for the 2003‑2004 income year and later income years.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  Subsection 159N(1)

Omit “$24,450”, substitute “$27,475”.

2  Subsection 159N(2)

Omit “$150”, substitute “$235”.

3  Subsection 159N(2)

Omit “$20,700”, substitute “$21,600”.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

4  Clause 1 of Part I of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

exceeds $6,000 but does not exceed $21,600

17%

2

exceeds $21,600 but does not exceed $52,000

30%

3

exceeds $52,000 but does not exceed $62,500

42%

4

exceeds $62,500

47%

5  Clause 1 of Part II of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for non‑resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

does not exceed $21,600

29%

2

exceeds $21,600 but does not exceed $52,000

30%

3

exceeds $52,000 but does not exceed $62,500

42%

4

exceeds $62,500

47%

6  Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Omit “$20,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$21,600”.

7  Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10

Omit “$20,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$21,600”.

Medicare Levy Act 1986

8  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of phase‑in limit)

Omit “$21,621”, substitute “$22,162”.

9  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of threshold amount)

Omit “$20,000”, substitute “$20,500”.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 29 May 2003

Senate on 16 June 2003]

 

 

(73/03)