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Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2008

  • - C2008A00029
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Act No. 29 of 2008 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2008
Registered 02 Jul 2008
Date of Assent 23 Jun 2008
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Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2008

 

No. 29, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Amendments having effect from the 2008‑09 year of income        3

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              3

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                        3

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                             4

Part 2—Amendments having effect from the 2009‑10 year of income        5

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              5

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                        5

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                             6

Part 3—Amendments having effect from the 2010‑11 year of income        7

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              7

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                        7

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                             8

 


 

 

Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2008

No. 29, 2008

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes

[Assented to 23 June 2008]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Act 2008.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

23 June 2008

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 July 2008.

1 July 2008

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2009.

1 July 2009

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

1 July 2010.

1 July 2010

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments having effect from the 2008‑09 year of income

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  Subsection 159N(1)

Omit “$48,750”, substitute “$60,000”.

2  Subsection 159N(2)

Omit “$750”, substitute “$1,200”.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

3  Clause 1 of Part I of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

exceeds $6,000 but does not exceed $34,000

15%

2

exceeds $34,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

40%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

4  Clause 1 of Part II of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for non‑resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

does not exceed $34,000

29%

2

exceeds $34,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

40%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

5  Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Omit “$30,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$34,000”.

6  Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10

Omit “$30,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$34,000”.

Medicare Levy Act 1986

7  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of phase‑in limit)

Omit “$30,431”, substitute “$33,961”.

8  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of threshold amount)

Omit “$25,867”, substitute “$28,867”.

9  Subsection 8(7)

Omit “$37,950”, substitute “$42,000”.

10  Application

The amendments made by this Part apply to assessments for the 2008‑09 year of income.


 

Part 2Amendments having effect from the 2009‑10 year of income

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

11  Subsection 159N(1)

Omit “$60,000”, substitute “$63,750”.

12  Subsection 159N(2)

Omit “$1,200”, substitute “$1,350”.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

13  Clause 1 of Part I of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

exceeds $6,000 but does not exceed $35,000

15%

2

exceeds $35,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

38%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

14  Clause 1 of Part II of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for non‑resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

does not exceed $35,000

29%

2

exceeds $35,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

38%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

15  Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Omit “$34,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$35,000”.

16  Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10

Omit “$34,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$35,000”.

Medicare Levy Act 1986

17  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of phase‑in limit)

Omit “$33,961”, substitute “$35,137”.

18  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of threshold amount)

Omit “$28,867”, substitute “$29,867”.

19  Subsection 8(7)

Omit “$42,000”, substitute “$43,500”.

20  Application

The amendments made by this Part apply to assessments for the 2009‑10 year of income.


 

Part 3Amendments having effect from the 2010‑11 year of income

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

21  Subsection 159N(1)

Omit “$63,750”, substitute “$67,500”.

22  Subsection 159N(2)

Omit “$1,350”, substitute “$1,500”.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

23  Clause 1 of Part I of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

exceeds $6,000 but does not exceed $37,000

15%

2

exceeds $37,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

37%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

24  Clause 1 of Part II of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for non‑resident taxpayers

Item

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

The rate is:

1

does not exceed $37,000

29%

2

exceeds $37,000 but does not exceed $80,000

30%

3

exceeds $80,000 but does not exceed $180,000

37%

4

exceeds $180,000

45%

25  Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Omit “$35,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$37,000”.

26  Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10

Omit “$35,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$37,000”.

Medicare Levy Act 1986

27  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of phase‑in limit)

Omit “$35,137”, substitute “$36,100”.

28  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of threshold amount)

Omit “$29,867”, substitute “$30,685”.

29  Subsection 8(7)

Omit “$43,500”, substitute “$44,500”.

30  Application

The amendments made by this Part apply to assessments for the 2010‑11 year of income and later years of income.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 14 February 2008

Senate on 13 March 2008]

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