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Act No. 96 of 1995 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 Australian Capital Territory pay-roll tax
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 27 Mar 2007
Start Date 15 Mar 2007
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Authorities (Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1995

Act No. 96 of 1995 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

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

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

Part 2—Liability of certain Commonwealth authorities to pay Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax                                                                                                                                        2

4............ Exempting provision not involving regulations................................... 2

5............ Exempting provision involving regulations......................................... 2

6............ Payments made before commencement of this Act............................. 3

Notes                                                                                                                                               5

 


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

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth Authorities (Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1995.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Interpretation

             (1)  In this Act:

Commonwealth authority means an authority or body that:

                     (a)  was established by an Act; and

                     (b)  immediately before the commencement of the Payroll Tax Act 1987 of the Australian Capital Territory, was registered as an employer, or had an application for registration pending, under:

                              (i)  the former Pay‑roll Tax (Territories) Assessment Act 1971; or

                             (ii)  the pay‑roll tax law of a State or Territory;

Note:          The Payroll Tax Act 1987 of the Australian Capital Territory commenced on 1 August 1987.

pay‑roll tax law means a law that relates to the imposition, assessment and collection of a tax on wages.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, a Commonwealth authority constituted or continued in existence by an Act is taken to be established by that Act.


 

Part 2Liability of certain Commonwealth authorities to pay Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax

  

4  Exempting provision not involving regulations

             (1)  This section applies to a Commonwealth authority if its establishing Act contains a provision:

                     (a)  to the effect that the 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, except for taxation of a specified kind, the authority is not subject to taxation under a law of a State or Territory to which the Commonwealth is not subject.

             (2)  The provision does not have effect in relation to tax that is payable under the Payroll Tax Act 1987 of the Australian Capital Territory.

5  Exempting provision involving regulations

             (1)  This section applies to a Commonwealth authority if:

                     (a)  its establishing Act contains a provision:

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

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

                            (iii)  to the effect that, except under a law specified in regulations made under the Act, and except for taxation of a specified kind, the authority is not subject to taxation under a law of a State or Territory; or

                            (iv)  to the effect that, except under a law specified in regulations made under the Act, and except for taxation of a specified kind, the authority is not subject to taxation under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory; and

                     (b)  immediately before the commencement of this Act, regulations were in operation specifying a pay‑roll tax law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory.

             (2)  The provision has effect as if the Payroll Tax Act 1987 of the Australian Capital Territory were also specified in regulations made under the Act.

6  Payments made before commencement of this Act

                   If a Commonwealth authority made any payments before the commencement of this Act on the basis that the payments were payable under the pay‑roll tax law of the Australian Capital Territory, the Commonwealth authority cannot recover those payments.


Notes to the Commonwealth Authorities (Australian Capital Territory Pay-roll Tax) Act 1995

Note 1

The Commonwealth Authorities (Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1995 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 96, 1995 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 (Australian Capital Territory Pay‑roll Tax) Act 1995

96, 1995

5 Sept 1995

5 Sept 1995

 

Statute Law Revision Act 2007

8, 2007

15 Mar 2007

Schedule 3 (item 21): Royal Assent


Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

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

am. No. 8, 2007