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Act No. 110 of 1983 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to the taxation of bank account debits
Date of Assent 08 Dec 1983
Date of repeal 10 Dec 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Act 2015
 

BANK ACCOUNT DEBITS TAX LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1983 No. 110, 1983

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

An Act to amend the law relating to the taxation of bank account debits

(Assented to 8 December 1983)


PART I-PRELIMINARY
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 2.
Commencement


2. This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 31 December 1982.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 3.
Principal Act

PART II-AMENDMENTS OF THE BANK ACCOUNT DEBITS TAX ADMINISTRATION
ACT 1982

3. The Bank Account Debits Tax Administration Act 1982*1* is in this Part referred to as the Principal Act.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 4.
Interpretation


4. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting ''in accordance with section 10'' from paragraph (c) of the definition of ''excluded debit'' in sub-section (1) and substituting ''by the bank with which the account is kept''; and

(b) by omitting ''in accordance with sub-section 10 (3)'' from paragraph (b) of the definition of ''exempt debit'' in sub-section (1) and substituting ''for the purpose of recovering from the account holder an amount equal to an amount of tax that the bank has paid or is liable to pay''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 5.
Liability to tax


5. Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1) ''the bank with which the account is kept is liable'' and substituting ''the bank with which the account is kept and the account holder or, if there are 2 or more account holders, those account holders are jointly and severally liable''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 6.
When tax payable


6. Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

''(a) where tax in respect of a taxable debit made during a month (whether or not that tax is the subject of an assessment) is payable under sub-section 8 (1), that tax shall be paid not later than 14 days after the end of that month; and''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 7.
Recovery of tax by banks


7. Section 10 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1) '', or is liable to pay,''; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

''(4) Where a bank would, but for this section, have power to enter into an agreement or arrangement with the account holder or account holders of a taxable account kept with the bank under which the bank would be entitled to recover from the account holder or account holders, whether by debiting the account or otherwise, amounts equal to amounts of tax that the bank is or becomes liable to pay in respect of taxable debits that have been or are made to that account, nothing in this section prevents the bank from entering into such an agreement or arrangement.''.

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Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 8.
Returns in respect of taxable debits


8. Section 12 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (4) ''under this Act'' (wherever occurring) and substituting ''by virtue of sub-section 8 (2)''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 9.
Refund of amounts incorrectly paid


9. Section 13 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (2) (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

''(a) if the amount has been recovered by the bank from an account holder-by that account holder; or''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 10.
Refunds for tax paid on excluded debts


10. Section 14 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (2) (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

''(a) if the tax has been recovered by the bank that paid the tax from an account holder-by that account holder; or''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 11.
Special assessments


11. Section 15 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (3) ''by the bank''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 12.
Default assessments


12. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from sub-section (1) ''by the bank'';

(b) by omitting from sub-section (2) ''under this Act'' and substituting ''by virtue of sub-section 8 (2)'';

(c) by inserting ''or account holders'' in sub-section (2) after ''account holder''; and

(d) by omitting from sub-section (3) ''on the person or persons liable to pay the tax'' and substituting-

''on-

(a) in a case to which sub-section (1) applies-the bank; or

(b) in a case to which sub-section (2) applies-the account holder.''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 13.
Additional tax on default assessments


13. Section 17 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraphs (2) (a) and (b) and substituting the following paragraphs:

''(a) additional tax is payable under this section by reason of an act of omission referred to in sub-section 16 (1); and

(b) a prosecution is instituted in respect of an offence against section 12 or sub-section 38 (2) in relation to that act or omission,''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 14.
Amendment of assessments


14. Section 18 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from paragraph (3) (a) ''in accordance with section 10'';

(b) by omitting from paragraph (3) (b) ''in accordance with that section''; and

(c) by omitting from sub-section (5) ''liable to pay the tax'' and substituting ''in respect of whom the amended assessment is made''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 15.
Principal Act

PART III-AMENDMENT OF THE BANK ACCOUNT DEBITS TAX ACT 1982

15. The Bank Account Debits Tax Act 1982*2* is in this Part referred to as the Principal Act.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - SECT. 16.
Imposition of tax


16. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-paragraph (c) (ii) ''or to avoid liability for payment of an amount under section 10 of the Bank Account Debits Tax Administration Act 1982 in respect of that tax''.

Bank Account Debits Tax Legislation Amendment Act 1983 No. 110 of 1983 - NOTES


NOTES
1. No. 142, 1982.
2. No. 141, 1982.