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Act No. 2 of 1979 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 8 of 2007
An Act relating to the liability of certain Commonwealth authorities to pay Northern Territory pay-roll tax
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 27 Mar 2007
Start Date 15 Mar 2007
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Authorities (Northern Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1979

Act No. 2 of 1979 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 26 March 2007
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 8 of 2007

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

4............ Liability of Commonwealth authorities for Northern Territory pay‑roll tax              2

Notes                                                                                                                                               5

 


An Act relating to the liability of certain Commonwealth authorities to pay Northern Territory pay‑roll tax

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth Authorities (Northern Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1979.

2  Commencement

                   This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 1978.

3  Interpretation

             (1)  In this Act:

Commonwealth authority means an authority or body constituted or established by an Act.

Commonwealth authority subject to pay‑roll tax means a Commonwealth authority:

                     (a)  that was registered as an employer under the former Pay‑roll Tax (Territories) Assessment Act 1971 or in respect of which an application for registration as an employer under that Act was pending; or

                     (b)  that was registered as an employer under the pay‑roll tax law of a State or in respect of which an application for registration as an employer under the pay‑roll tax law of a State was pending,

immediately before the commencement of this Act.

pay‑roll tax law, in relation to the Commonwealth, a State or the Northern Territory, means a law of the Commonwealth, of the State or of the Northern Territory, as the case may be, that relates to the imposition, assessment and collection of a tax upon wages.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, an authority or body continued in existence by an Act shall be deemed to be constituted by that Act.

4  Liability of Commonwealth authorities for Northern Territory pay‑roll tax

             (1)  Where the Act that constitutes or establishes a Commonwealth authority, being a Commonwealth authority subject to pay‑roll tax, contains provision:

                     (a)  to the effect that the Commonwealth authority is not subject to taxation under a law of a State or Territory to which the Commonwealth is not subject; or

                     (b)  to the effect that the Commonwealth authority is not, except with respect to taxation of a kind specified in the Act, subject to taxation under a law of a State or Territory to which the Commonwealth is not subject, that provision does not have effect in relation to taxation under the pay‑roll tax law of the Northern Territory.

             (2)  Where:

                     (a)  the Act that constitutes or establishes a Commonwealth authority, being a Commonwealth authority subject to pay‑roll tax, contains a provision (in this subsection referred to as the relevant provision) to the effect that:

                              (i)  except under a law specified in regulations made under the Act, the Commonwealth authority is not, under a law of a State or Territory, subject to taxation, or is not, under a law of a State or Territory, subject to taxation other than taxation of a kind specified in the Act; or

                             (ii)  except under a law specified in regulations made under the Act, the Commonwealth authority is not, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, subject to taxation, or is not, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, subject to taxation other than taxation of a kind specified in the Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before the commencement of this Act, regulations under the Act made for the purposes of the relevant provision were in force specifying:

                              (i)  in a case to which sub‑paragraph (a)(i) applies—a pay‑roll tax law of a State; or

                             (ii)  in a case to which sub‑paragraph (a)(ii) applies—a pay‑roll tax law of the Commonwealth or of a State,

the relevant provision has effect as if the pay‑roll tax law of the Northern Territory were also specified in regulations made under the Act for the purposes of the relevant provision.


Notes to the Commonwealth Authorities (Northern Territory Pay-roll Tax) Act 1979

Note 1

The Commonwealth Authorities (Northern Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1979 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 2, 1979 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Commonwealth Authorities (Northern Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1979

2, 1979

27 Feb 1979

1 July 1978

 

Statute Law Revision Act 2007

8, 2007

15 Mar 2007

Schedule 3 (item 22): Royal Assent


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted     am. = amended     rep. = repealed     rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 3...................................

am. No. 8, 2007