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Estate Duty Assessment Amendment Act 1979

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A02070
  • No longer in force
Act No. 60 of 1979 as made
An Act to amend the Estate Duty Assessment Act 1914.
Date of Assent 15 Jun 1979
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Estate Duty Assessment Amendment Act 1979

No. 60 of 1979

An Act to amend the Estate Duty Assessment Act 1914.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Estate Duty Assessment Amendment Act 1979.

(2) The Estate Duty Assessment Act 1914 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Application of Part

3. Section 9d of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subparagraph (8)(b)(ii) “Valuation Board,”.

Value of shares and stock

4. Section 16a of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (2) “Board” and substituting “Board of Review”.

Objections, reviews and appeals

5. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (4)(a) and substituting the following paragraph:

“(a) in writing, request the Commissioner to refer the decision to a Board of Review for review; or”.

Reference to Valuation Board

6. Section 25 of the Principal Act is repealed.

Reference to Board of Review

7. Section 26 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1) “or sub-section (6) of section 25”;

(b) by omitting from sub-section (6) all the words after “Commissioner” (second occurring); and

(c) by omitting sub-sections (7) and (8).

Practice and procedure of Supreme Courts

8. Section 28d of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting from paragraph (2)(b) “of a Valuation Board or”; and

(b) by omitting from paragraph (2)(c) “a Valuation Board or”.

Release from liability for duty in cases of hardship

9. Section 48a of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting from sub-section (3) “for a report by a member of the Board of Review”;

(b) by omitting sub-section (4) and substituting the following sub-sections:

“(4) An application that is referred to a Board of Review under sub-section (3) shall be dealt with in accordance with sub-sections (5) to (10) (inclusive) by a person (in this section referred to as the ‘designated person’) who

(a) is a member of that Board (who may be the Chairman of that Board); or

(b) is an officer of the Department of the Treasury who performs administrative duties for that Board,

and is designated by the Chairman of that Board.

“(4a) A designation for the purposes of sub-section (4) may be a designation of a person as the person who is to deal with applications included in a class of applications.”;


 

(c) by omitting from sub-sections (5), (6), (7), (9) and (10) “member of the Board of Review” (wherever occurring) and substituting “designated person”; and

(d) by omitting sub-section (11).

Transitional—requests for reference to a Valuation Board

10. (1) Where

(a) before the commencement of this Act, a person had requested the Commissioner of Taxation under sub-section 24(4) of the Principal Act to refer the whole or part of a decision to a Valuation Board; and

(b) on the commencement of this Act, the whole or that part of the decision had not been so referred,

that person may, within 30 days after the commencement of this Act, by an amendment of that request

(c) request the Commissioner to refer the whole of that decision to a Board of Review for review; or

(d) request the Commissioner to treat his objection as an appeal and to forward it to a specified Supreme Court,

and the request as amended shall be deemed to be a request in accordance with sub-section 24(4) of the Principal Act as amended by this Act.

(2) Where

(a) before the commencement of this Act, a person had requested the Commissioner of Taxation under sub-section 24(4) of the Principal Act to refer part of a decision to a Board of Review; and

(b) on the commencement of this Act, that part of the decision had not been so referred,

that person may, within 30 days after the commencement of this Act, by an amendment of that request, request the Commissioner to refer the whole of that decision to a Board of Review for review, and the request as amended shall be deemed to be a request in accordance with sub-section 24(4) of the Principal Act as amended by this Act.