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Act No. 126 of 1980 as made
An Act to impose a tax upon incomes of companies and superannuation funds
Date of Assent 17 Sep 1980
Date of repeal 18 Dec 1987
Repealed by Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 4) 1987
 

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126, 1980

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION
FUNDS) ACT 1980

No. 126 of 1980

An Act to impose a tax upon incomes of companies and superannuation funds

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Income Tax (Companies and Superannuation Funds) Act 1980.*1*

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 2.
Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.*1*

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 3.
Interpretation

3. (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears-

"Assessment Act" means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936;

"friendly society dispensary" means a friendly society dispensary to which Division 9A of Part III of the Assessment Act applies;

"investment income" has the same meaning as in Division 9B of Part III of the Assessment Act;

"non-profit company" means-

(a) a company that is not carried on for the purposes of profit or gain to its individual members and is, by the terms of the company's constituent document, prohibited from making any distribution, whether in money, property or otherwise, to its members; or

(b) a friendly society dispensary;

"superannuation fund" means a provident, benefit, superannuation or retirement fund;

"tax" means income tax referred to in sub-section 5 (1).

(2) In this Act, a reference to investment income or taxable income shall be read as a reference to investment income or taxable income, as the case may be, of the year of income.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 4.
Incorporation

4. The Assessment Act is incorporated, and shall be read as one, with this Act.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 5.
Imposition of income tax

5. (1) Income tax is imposed in accordance with this Act and at the rates declared in this Act.

(2) This Act does not impose tax payable in accordance with section 128B, 128T, 128V or 136A of the Assessment Act.

(3) This Act does not impose tax payable by-

(a) a natural person (other than a person in the capacity of a trustee of a superannuation fund); or

(b) a company in the capacity of a trustee (other than a company in the capacity of a trustee of a superannuation fund).

(4) This Act does not impose tax upon the taxable income of a non-profit company where that taxable income does not exceed $416.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 6.
Rates of tax payable by companies

6. (1) The rates of tax payable by a company, other than a company in the capacity of a trustee, are as set out in the following provisions of this section.

(2) The rate of tax in respect of the taxable income of a company not being-


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(a) a private company; or

(b) a non-profit company that is a friendly society dispensary, is 46%.

(3) In the case of a company that is a private company, the rates of tax are-
(a) in respect of the taxable income-46%; and

(b) in respect of the undistributed amount in respect of which the company is liable under section 104 of the Assessment Act to pay additional tax- 50%.

(4) The rate of tax in respect of the taxable income of a non-profit company that is a friendly society dispensary is 41%.

(5) Where the taxable income of a non-profit company other than a friendly society dispensary does not exceed $2,542, the amount of tax payable by the company shall not exceed 55% of the amount by which the taxable income exceeds $416 less any rebate or credit to which the company is entitled.

(6) Where the taxable income of a non-profit company that is a friendly society dispensary does not exceed $2,311, the amount of tax payable by the company shall not exceed 50% of the amount by which the taxable income exceeds $416 less any rebate or credit to which the company is entitled.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 7.
Rates of tax payable by trustees of superannuation funds

7. (1) The rate of tax payable by a trustee of a superannuation fund in respect of the taxable income of the fund in respect of which the trustee is liable, in pursuance of section 121CA or 121CB of the Assessment Act, to be assessed and to pay tax is 50%.

(2) The rate of tax payable by a trustee of a superannuation fund in respect of investment income of the fund in respect of which the trustee is liable, in pursuance of section 121D of the Assessment Act, to be assessed and to pay tax is 46%.

(3) The rate of tax payable by a trustee of a superannuation fund in respect of the taxable income of the fund in respect of which the trustee is liable, in pursuance of section 121DA of the Assessment Act, to be assessed and to pay tax is 60%.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 8.
Adjustment where amount payable does not exceed 49 cents

8. (1) This section applies for the purposes of the making of an assessment of tax under this Act in respect of the income of a taxpayer of a year of income where, upon the making of the assessment and the serving of notice of the assessment upon the taxpayer, there would, but for this section, be a net amount of not more than 49 cents payable by the Commissioner to the taxpayer, or by the taxpayer to the Commissioner, under the law relating to income tax, after taking into account all liabilities of the taxpayer, and all rebates and credits allowable to the taxpayer, under that law.

(2) Where this section applies in relation to the making of an assessment-

(a) if the amount of not more than 49 cents would be an amount payable to the taxpayer-additional tax equal to that amount is imposed by this Act in respect of the income of the taxpayer of the year of income; and

(b) if the amount of not more than 49 cents would be an amount payable to the Commissioner-the amount that, but for this section, would be the amount of income tax imposed by this Act in respect of the income of the taxpayer of the year of income, before the allowance of any rebates to which the taxpayer is entitled, is reduced by so much of that amount of not more than 49 cents as does not exceed the amount calculated by deducting the amount of any such rebates from the amount that is to be so reduced.

(3) A reference in this section to a liability of the taxpayer shall be read as including a reference to a liability in respect of income tax notified to the taxpayer by the Commissioner, notwithstanding that the amount of the liability has not become due and payable.

(4) For the purposes of any calculation under the law relating to income tax that depends upon the amount of tax paid or payable by, or assessed in respect of the income of, a taxpayer, the tax assessed and payable under an assessment in relation to which this section applies shall be deemed to be the tax that would have been so assessed and payable if this section had not applied.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 9.
Levy of tax

9. (1) The tax imposed by this Act is levied, and shall be paid, for the financial year that commenced on 1 July 1980.

(2) Until the Parliament otherwise provides, the tax imposed by this Act is also levied, and shall be paid, for the financial year commencing on 1 July 1981.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 10.
Act to be deemed to be the Act declaring rates of income tax

10. For the purposes of sub-section 104 (1) of the Assessment Act, this Act shall be deemed to be the Act declaring the rates of income tax payable for the financial year that commenced on 1 July 1980.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - SECT. 11.
Instalments of tax

11. Instalments of tax are payable by a company, in accordance with the provisions of Division 1A of Part VI of the Assessment Act, in respect of the year of income that commenced on 1 July 1980.

INCOME TAX (COMPANIES AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) ACT 1980 No. 126 of 1980 - NOTE


NOTE
1. Act No. 126, 1980; assented to 17 September 1980.