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Act No. 84 of 1993 as made
An Act to amend the Occupational Superannuation Standards Act 1987, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Date of Assent 30 Nov 1993
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY
Section
1. Short title etc.
2. Commencement
PART 2 - TERMINATION OF THE OSS SYSTEM OF OPERATING
STANDARDS FOR SUPERANNUATION ENTITIES
3. Title
4. Short title
5. Interpretation
6. Repeal of sections 4, 5, 6 and 6A
7. Repeal of Part II
8. Repeal of sections 10 to 15CA (inclusive)
9. Insertion of new section:
15DAA. Definitions
10. Repeal and substitution of new section:
15DA. Liability to levy
11. Review of certain decisions
12. Repeal of sections 18, 18A and 19
13. Delegation
14. Repeal of section 21
15. Regulations
16. Application of amendments
PART 3 - AMENDMENTS RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING LEVY AND ROLLED-OVER
BENEFITS LEVY
17. Interpretation
18. Insertion of new Parts:
PART IIIAB - COLLECTION OF LEVY UNDER THE
SUPERANNUATION (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
FUNDING) LEVY ACT 1993
15DI. Definitions
15DJ. Fund's accounts to be prima facie evidence of
value of its assets
15DK. Liability to levy
15DL. When levy due for payment
15DM. Penalty for non - payment of levy
15DN. Recovery of levy and late payment penalty
15DO. Payment of levy and late payment penalty
15DP. How payments of levy and late payment penalty
and repayments of financial assistance are to be
applied
15DQ. Remission of late payment penalty
15DR. Exempting laws ineffective
15DS. Delegation
PART IIIAC - COLLECTION OF LEVY UNDER THE
SUPERANNUATION (ROLLED - OVER BENEFITS)
LEVY ACT 1993
15DT. Definitions
15DU. Fund's accounts to be prima facie evidence of
value of its assets
15DV. Liability to levy
15DW. When levy due for payment
15DX. Penalty for non - payment of levy
15DY. Recovery of levy and late payment penalty
15DZ. Payment of levy and late payment penalty
15DZA. Remission of late payment penalty
15DZB. Exempting laws ineffective
19. Review of certain decisions
20. Statements to accompany notification of decisions
PART 4 - REPEAL OF SECTION 15D
21. Interpretation
22. Repeal of section 15D
23. Application of amendments

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Occupational Superannuation
Standards Act 1987, and for related purposes

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - PART 1
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

(Assented to 30 November 1993)
1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Occupational Superannuation Standards Amendment Act 1993.

(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Occupational Superannuation Standards Act 1987*1*.

(Minister's second reading speech made in -
House of Representatives on 27 May 1993
Senate on 28 September 1993)
*1* No. 97 of 1987, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 138, 1987;

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Nos. 97 and 105, 1989; Nos. 61 and 135, 1990; Nos. 55 and 216, 1991; and Nos. 92, 98 and 208, 1992.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. (1) Parts 1 and 2 commence immediately after the commencement of the amendments made by Division 2 of Part 3 of the Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Act 1992.

(2) Parts 3 and 4 commence immediately after the commencement of the amendments made by Part 2.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - PART 2
PART 2 - TERMINATION OF THE OSS SYSTEM OF OPERATING
STANDARDS FOR SUPERANNUATION ENTITIES

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 3
Title

3. The title of the Principal Act is amended by omitting "to provide operating standards for" and substituting "relating to taxation in respect of".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 4
Short title

4. Section 1 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting "Occupational Superannuation Standards" and substituting "Superannuation Entities (Taxation)".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 5
Interpretation

5. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) all the definitions other than the definitions of "Commissioner", "fund or unit trust affected by a reviewable decision", "reviewable decision", "trustee", "unit trust" and "year of income";
(b) by omitting paragraphs (a), (b), (da), (db), (dc), (dd), (de), (df) and (e) of the definition of "reviewable decision" in subsection (1);
(c) by omitting from subsection (1) the definition of "trustee" and substituting the following definition:
"'trustee', in relation to a fund or trust, has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993;";
(d) by omitting subsections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7).

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 6
Repeal of sections 4, 5, 6 and 6A

6. Sections 4, 5, 6 and 6A of the Principal Act are repealed.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 7
Repeal of Part II

7. Part II of the Principal Act is repealed.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 8
Repeal of sections 10 to 15CA (inclusive)

8. Sections 10 to 15CA (inclusive) of the Principal Act are repealed.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 9

9. Before section 15DA of the Principal Act the following section is inserted in Part IIIAA:
Definitions
"15DAA. In this Part:
'basic levy amount' has the meaning given by section 6 of the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Act 1991;
'late lodgment amount' has the meaning given by section 6 of the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Act 1991;
'late payment penalty' means penalty payable under section 15DC;
'levy' means the levy imposed by the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Act 1991;
'levy month' means one of the 12 months of the calendar year;
'minimum basic levy amount', in relation to a year of income, means the lowest basic levy amount applicable to returns for the year of income for funds and unit trusts that are in existence at all times during the year of income.".

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10. Section 15DA of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section is substituted:
Liability to levy
"15DA. A trustee who lodges a return under section 36 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 is liable to pay a levy on that lodgment.".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 11
Review of certain decisions

11. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) ", being a decision referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (da), (db), (dc), (dd), (de), (df), (e) or (f) of the definition of 'reviewable decision' in subsection 3(1),";
(b) by omitting subsection (5A).

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 12
Repeal of sections 18, 18A and 19

12. Sections 18, 18A and 19 of the Principal Act are repealed.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 13
Delegation

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13. Section 20 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from subsection (1) all the words after "powers" and substituting "under this Act";
(b) by omitting subsections (2) and (3).

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 14
Repeal of section 21

14. Section 21 of the Principal Act is repealed.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 15
Regulations

15. Section 22 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting paragraph (c);
(b) by adding at the end the following subsection:
"(2) In this section:
'levy' means:
(a) the levy imposed by the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Act 1991; or
(b) levy imposed by regulations under the Superannuation (Financial Assistance Funding) Levy Act 1993; or
(c) levy imposed by regulations under the Superannuation (Rolled-Over Benefits) Levy Act 1993.".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 16
Application of amendments

16. (1) Despite the amendments made, and the repeals effected, by this Part, the compliance system provisions of the Principal Act continue to apply, subject to the changes set out in subsection (2) of this section, as if those amendments had not been made and those repeals had not been effected.

(2) The changes are as follows:
(a) subsections 10(1), (1AAA) and (1AA) of the Principal Act do not apply to a fund or trust established on or after 1 July 1994;
(b) sections 11, 18, 19 and 21 and paragraph 22(c) of the Principal Act do not apply to a matter relating to the 1994-95 year of income of a fund or trust or a later year of income;
(c) a reference in section 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15B or 15C of the Principal Act to a year of income does not include a reference to the 1994-95 year of income or a later year of income.

(3) In this section:
"compliance system provisions of the Principal Act" means:
(a) sections 4, 5, 6 and 6A of the Principal Act; and
(b) Part II of the Principal Act; and
(c) sections 10 to 15CA (inclusive) of the Principal Act; and
(d) Part IIIAA of the Principal Act; and
(e) the remaining provisions of the Principal Act in so far as they relate to any or all of the provisions mentioned in the preceding paragraphs of this definition.

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - PART 3
PART 3 - AMENDMENTS RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING LEVY AND ROLLED-OVER
BENEFITS LEVY

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Interpretation

17. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of the definition of "reviewable decision" the following word and paragraphs:
"or (g) a decision of the Minister under section 15DQ; or
(h) a decision of the Commissioner under section 15DZA;".

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18. After Part IIIAA of the Principal Act the following Parts are inserted:
"PART IIIAB - COLLECTION OF LEVY UNDER THE SUPERANNUATION
(FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING) LEVY ACT 1993
Definitions
"15DI. In this Part:
'Account' means the Superannuation Protection Account established by section 234 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993;
'approved deposit fund' has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993;
'fund' means a superannuation fund or an approved deposit fund;
'late payment penalty' means penalty payable under section 15DM;
'levy' means levy imposed by regulations under the Superannuation (Financial Assistance Funding) Levy Act 1993;
'levy month' means one of the 12 months of the calendar year;
'superannuation fund' has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.

Fund's accounts to be prima facie evidence of value of its assets
"15DJ.(1) This section applies if:
(a) accounts of a fund were prepared for a financial year; and
(b) an amount is shown in those accounts as the value of an asset of the fund as at the end of that financial year.

"(2) For the purposes of this Part, the accounts are prima facie evidence of the value of the asset at the end of that financial year.

"(3) The Minister may certify that a document is a copy of the accounts.

"(4) This section applies to the certified copy as if it were the original.

Liability to levy

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"15DK. The trustee of a fund is liable to pay a levy imposed on the fund.

When levy due for payment
"15DL.(1) A levy payable by the trustee of a fund is due and payable on such date as is specified in the regulations imposing the levy.

"(2) The date to be so specified must not be earlier than the 28th day after the day on which the regulation imposing the levy took effect.

Penalty for non-payment of levy
"15DM.(1) If any levy payable by the trustee of a fund remains unpaid as at:
(a) the beginning of the first levy month after the time when it became due for payment; or
(b) the beginning of a later levy month;
the trustee is liable to pay to the Commonwealth, in respect of that levy month, by way of penalty, the amount worked out using the formula:
Unpaid levy x 0.2
12
where:
'Unpaid levy' means the amount of levy unpaid as at the beginning of the levy month.

"(2) Late payment penalty for a levy month is due and payable at the end of the levy month.

Recovery of levy and late payment penalty
"15DN. The following amounts may be recovered by the Commonwealth as debts due to the Commonwealth:
(a) levy that is due and payable;
(b) late payment penalty that is due and payable.

Payment of levy and late payment penalty
"15DO. Levy and late payment penalty are payable to the Minister.

How payments of levy and late payment penalty and repayments of financial assistance are to be applied
"15DP. (1) If a levy is imposed as a result of a determination by the Minister to make a grant of financial assistance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund:
(a) any amounts of that levy, and of late payment penalty in respect of that levy, that are received by the Minister; and
(b) any repayments of that financial assistance;
must be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

"(2) If a levy is imposed as a result of a determination by the Minister to make a grant of financial assistance out of the Account:
(a) any amounts of that levy, and of late payment penalty in respect of that levy, that are received by the Minister; and
(b) any repayments of that financial assistance;
must be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

"(3) There must be paid into the Account amounts equal to amounts paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund under subsection (2).

"(4) The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated for the purposes of subsection (3).

Remission of late payment penalty
"15DQ. The Minister may remit the whole or a part of an amount of late payment penalty.

Exempting laws ineffective
"15DR. (1) Nothing in a law passed before the commencement of this section exempts a person from liability to levy.

"(2) A law, or a provision of a law, passed after the commencement of this section that purports to exempt a person from liability to pay taxes under laws of the Commonwealth or to pay certain taxes under those laws that include levy, other than a law or a provision that expressly exempts a person from liability to pay levy, is not taken to exempt the person from liability to pay levy.

Delegation
"15DS. The Minister may, by signed writing, delegate to the Commissioner all or any of his or her powers under this Part.

"PART IIIAC - COLLECTION OF LEVY UNDER THE SUPERANNUATION
(ROLLED-OVER BENEFITS) LEVY ACT 1993
Definitions
"15DT. In this Part:
'eligible rollover fund' has the same meaning as in Part 24 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993;
'late payment penalty' means penalty payable under section 15DX;
'levy' means levy imposed by regulations under the Superannuation (Rolled-Over Benefits) Levy Act 1993;
'levy month' means one of the 12 months of the calendar year.

Fund's accounts to be prima facie evidence of value of its assets
"15DU. (1) This section applies if:
(a) accounts of an eligible rollover fund were prepared for a financial year; and
(b) an amount is shown in those accounts as the value of an asset of the fund as at the end of that financial year.

"(2) For the purposes of this Part, the accounts are prima facie evidence of the value of the asset as at the end of that financial year.

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"(3) The Commissioner may certify that a document is a copy of the accounts.

"(4) This section applies to the certified copy as if it were the original.

Liability to levy
"15DV. The trustee of an eligible rollover fund is liable to pay a levy imposed on the fund.

When levy due for payment
"15DW. (1) A levy payable by the trustee of an eligible rollover fund is due and payable on such date as is specified in the regulations imposing the levy.

"(2) The date to be so specified must not be earlier than the 28th day after the end of the financial year in respect of which the levy is payable.

Penalty for non - payment of levy
"15DX. (1) If any levy payable by the trustee of an eligible rollover fund remains unpaid as at:
(a) the beginning of the first levy month after the time when it became due for payment; or
(b) the beginning of a later levy month;
the trustee is liable to pay to the Commonwealth, in respect of that levy month, by way of penalty, the amount worked out using the formula:
Unpaid levy x 0.2
12
where:
'Unpaid levy' means the amount of levy unpaid as at the beginning of the levy month.

"(2) Late payment penalty for a levy month is due and payable at the end of the levy month.

Recovery of levy and late payment penalty
"15DY. The following amounts may be recovered by the Commonwealth as debts due to the Commonwealth:
(a) levy that is due and payable;
(b) late payment penalty that is due and payable.

Payment of levy and late payment penalty
"15DZ. (1) Levy and late payment penalty are payable to the Commissioner.

"(2) The Commissioner must pay into the Consolidated Revenue Fund any amounts received by him or her under subsection (1).

Remission of late payment penalty
"15DZA. The Commissioner may remit the whole or a part of an amount of late payment penalty.

Exempting laws ineffective
"15DZB. (1) Nothing in a law passed before the commencement of this section exempts a person from liability to levy.

"(2) A law, or a provision of a law, passed after the commencement of this section that purports to exempt a person from liability to pay taxes under laws of the Commonwealth or to pay certain taxes under those laws that include levy, other than a law or a provision that expressly exempts a person from liability to pay levy, is not taken to exempt the person from liability to pay levy.".

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Review of certain decisions

19. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting before subsection (1) the following subsection:
"(1AA) This section applies in relation to a decision of the Minister under section 15DQ as if a reference in this section to the Commissioner were a reference to the Minister.".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 20
Statements to accompany notification of decisions

20. Section 17 of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by inserting in paragraph (1)(a) "or the Minister, as the case may be," after "the Commissioner";
(b) by inserting in subsection (2) "or the Minister" after "the Commissioner".

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - PART 4
PART 4 - REPEAL OF SECTION 15D

OCCUPATIONAL SUPERANNUATION STANDARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1993 No. 84, 1993 - SECT 21
Interpretation

21. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraphs (c) and (d) of the definition of "reviewable decision".

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Repeal of section 15D

22. Section 15D of the Principal Act is repealed.

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Application of amendments

23. (1) Despite the amendment made, and the repeal effected, by this Part, the pre-1 July 88 funding credit provisions of the Principal Act continue to apply, subject to the changes set out in subsection (2) of this section, as if that amendment had not been made and that repeal had not been effected.

(2) The changes are as follows:
(a) subsection 15D(2) of the Principal Act does not apply to an application made on or after 1 July 1994;
(b) the Commissioner must not give a notice on or after 1 July 1994 under:
(i) subsection 15D(4) or (6) of the Principal Act; or
(ii) regulations made for the purposes of subsection 15D(7)
of the Principal Act.

(3) In this section:
"pre-1 July 88 funding credit provisions of the Principal Act" means:
(a) section 15D of the Principal Act; and
(b) the remaining provisions of the Principal Act in so far as they relate to section 15D of the Principal Act.