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Act No. 31 of 2010 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Midwife Professional Indemnity Legislation Amendment Act 2011
An Act to impose a tax on premium payments for midwife professional indemnity cover, and for related purposes
Administered by: Health
Registered 05 Jul 2011
Start Date 27 Jun 2011
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Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010

Act No. 31 of 2010 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 29 June 2011
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 47 of 2011

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............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

4............ Imposition of run‑off cover support payment..................................... 1

5............ Contribution year................................................................................ 1

6............ Amount of run‑off cover support payment......................................... 2

7............ Premium income................................................................................. 3

8............ Rules................................................................................................... 4

9............ Regulations......................................................................................... 4

Notes                                                                                                                                           5


An Act to impose a tax on premium payments for midwife professional indemnity cover, and for related purposes

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences, or is taken to have commenced, on 1 July 2010.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

contribution year has the meaning given by section 5.

eligible insurer has the same meaning as in the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010.

premium income, for a contribution year, has the meaning given by section 7.

run‑off cover support payment means a payment that is payable under Part 3 of the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010.

4  Imposition of run‑off cover support payment

                   For each contribution year, a run‑off cover support payment is imposed as a tax on each eligible insurer.

5  Contribution year

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), each:

                     (a)  financial year; or

                     (b)  other period of 12 months specified in the Rules;

that starts on or after 1 July 2010 is a contribution year.

             (2)  The Rules may declare that a financial year specified in the Rules is the last contribution year. If they do so, no subsequent financial year, or period of 12 months specified in the Rules for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), is a contribution year.

             (3)  Rules made for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) may specify a different period for a particular eligible insurer or class of eligible insurers. If they do so, the reference in subsection (1) to the period is taken, in its application to that insurer or to an insurer of that class, to be a reference to that period for that insurer or class.

6  Amount of run‑off cover support payment

             (1)  The amount of the run‑off cover support payment imposed on an eligible insurer for a contribution year is the applicable percentage of the insurer’s premium income for:

                     (a)  the period of 12 months ending on 31 May in the contribution year; or

                     (b)  such other period as is specified in the Rules.

             (2)  The applicable percentage is:

                     (a)  15%; or

                     (b)  such lower percentage as is specified in the Rules for the contribution year.

             (3)  Rules made for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) may specify a different period for a particular eligible insurer or class of eligible insurers. If they do so, the reference in subsection (1) to the period is taken, in its application to that insurer or to an insurer of that class, to be a reference to that period for that insurer or class.

             (4)  Rules made for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) may specify a different applicable percentage for a particular eligible insurer or class of eligible insurers. If they do so, the reference in subsection (1) to the applicable percentage is taken, in its application to that insurer or to an insurer of that class, to be a reference to that percentage for that insurer or class.

7  Premium income

             (1)  An eligible insurer’s premium income for a period is the sum of all of the premiums paid during the period to the insurer for midwife professional indemnity cover provided for eligible midwives by contracts of insurance with the insurer, and includes the sum of all amounts paid to the insurer during the period that are amounts of a kind specified in the Rules for the purposes of this subsection.

             (2)  However, the amount of an eligible insurer’s premium income for a period under subsection (1) is reduced by:

                     (a)  any amount of GST payable during the period for any supply made by the insurer for which premiums and other amounts referred to in subsection (1) are consideration; and

                     (b)  the sum of all amounts of stamp duty payable during the period, under a law of a State or Territory, in connection with midwife professional indemnity cover, or contracts of insurance, referred to in subsection (1); and

                     (c)  the sum of all amounts payable during the period that are amounts of a kind specified in the Rules for the purposes of this subsection; and

                     (d)  the amount worked out under subsection (3).

             (3)  The amount referred to in paragraph (2)(d) is worked out as follows:

where:

applicable rate is the applicable percentage under subsection 6(2) for the insurer, expressed as a decimal fraction.

net premium is the sum of all the premiums referred to in subsection (1) reduced by the amounts referred to in paragraphs (2)(a), (b) and (c) in relation to those premiums.

             (4)  In this section:

consideration has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

eligible midwife has the same meaning as in the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010.

GST has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

midwife professional indemnity cover has the same meaning as in the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010.

supply has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

8  Rules

                   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make Rules providing for matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be provided in the Rules; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be provided in order to carry out or give effect to this Act.

9  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Notes to the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010

Note 1

The Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 31, 2010 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

For all relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions see Table A.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run‑off Cover Support Payment) Act 2010

31, 2010

12 Apr 2010

1 July 2010

 

Midwife Professional Indemnity Legislation Amendment Act 2011

47, 2011

27 June 2011

Schedule 1 (items 3, 4): Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 4)


Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

S. 7......................................

am. No. 47, 2011


Table A

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Midwife Professional Indemnity Legislation Amendment Act 2011
(No. 47, 2011)

Schedule 1

4  Application of amendment made by item 3

The amendment made by item 3 applies to each contribution year starting on or after 1 July 2010.