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Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013

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Act No. 120 of 2013 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to taxation and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Bill 2013
Registered 11 Jul 2013
Date of Assent 29 Jun 2013
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Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013

 

No. 120, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to taxation and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Creating a regulatory framework for tax (financial) advice services           4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         4

Tax Agent Services Act 2009                                                                                     4

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    13

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            13

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009                                                                   13

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                              14

Schedule 2—Other amendments to the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 18

Schedule 3—Deductible gift recipients                                                                    25

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            25

 


 

 

Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013

No. 120, 2013

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to taxation and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, and for related purposes

[Assented to 29 June 2013]

 

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013.

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 June 2013

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 9

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

3.  Schedule 1, item 10

1 January 2016.

1 January 2016

4.  Schedule 1, items 11 to 46

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

5.  Schedule 1, item 47

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

6.  Schedule 1, items 48 to 51

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

7.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

30 June 2013

8.  Schedule 3

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 June 2013

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

             (1)  Each Act, and each set of regulations, 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.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor‑General.

Schedule 1Creating a regulatory framework for tax (financial) advice services

Part 1Main amendments

Tax Agent Services Act 2009

1  Paragraphs 2‑5(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “and BAS agents”, substitute “, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers”.

2  Section 20‑1

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

3  Section 20‑5 (heading)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

4  Subsection 20‑5(1)

Omit “or BAS agent” (wherever occurring), substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

5  Subsection 20‑5(2)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

6  At the end of paragraph 20‑5(2)(c)

Add:

                     ; or (iii)  in the case of registration as a *registered tax (financial) adviser—taking into account the requirements of paragraphs 912A(1)(d) to (f) of the Corporations Act 2001, a sufficient number of individuals, being registered tax agents or registered tax (financial) advisers, to provide *tax (financial) advice services to a competent standard, and to carry out supervisory arrangements.

7  Subsection 20‑5(3)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

8  At the end of paragraph 20‑5(3)(d)

Add:

                     ; or (iii)  in the case of registration as a *registered tax (financial) adviser—taking into account the requirements of paragraphs 912A(1)(d) to (f) of the Corporations Act 2001, a sufficient number of individuals, being registered tax agents or registered tax (financial) advisers, to provide *tax (financial) advice services to a competent standard, and to carry out supervisory arrangements.

9  Section 20‑10

Omit “and BAS agents”, substitute “, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers”.

10  Subsection 20‑20(1)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

11  Paragraph 20‑25(7)(a)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

12  Subsection 20‑30(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Board must also notify:

                     (a)  in the case of an entity’s registration as a *registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser—the Commissioner of the Board’s decision; and

                     (b)  in the case of an entity’s registration as a *registered tax (financial) adviser—the Australian Securities and Investments Commission of the Board’s decision.

13  Subsection 20‑40(1)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

14  Section 20‑45

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

15  Sections 30‑1 and 30‑5

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

16  Subsection 30‑10(5)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

17  Paragraph 30‑20(1)(b)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

18  Subsections 30‑25(4) and 30‑35(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

19  Subsections 40‑5(1), 40‑10(1) and 40‑15(1)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

20  Subsection 40‑20(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The Board must also notify:

                     (a)  in the case of an entity’s registration as a *registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser—the Commissioner of the Board’s decision and the reasons for the decision; and

                     (b)  in the case of an entity’s registration as a *registered tax (financial) adviser—the Australian Securities and Investments Commission of the Board’s decision and the reasons for the decision.

21  Section 50‑1

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

22  Paragraph 50‑5(1)(b)

After “*BAS service”, insert “or a *tax (financial) advice service”.

23  After subsection 50‑5(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  You contravene this subsection if:

                     (a)  you provide a service that you know, or ought reasonably to know, is a *tax (financial) advice service; and

                     (b)  the tax (financial) advice service is not a *BAS service; and

                     (c)  you charge or receive a fee or other reward for providing the tax (financial) advice service; and

                     (d)  you are not a *registered tax agent or a *registered tax (financial) adviser; and

                     (e)  in the case of you providing the tax (financial) advice service as a legal service—you are prohibited, under a *State law or *Territory law that regulates legal practice and the provision of legal services, from providing that tax (financial) advice service.

Civil penalty:

                     (a)  for an individual—250 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a body corporate—1,250 penalty units.

Note:          Subdivision 50‑C of this Act and Subdivision 298‑B in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 determine the procedure for obtaining a civil penalty order against you.

24  Paragraph 50‑10(1)(b)

After “*BAS service”, insert “or a *tax (financial) advice service”.

25  After subsection 50‑10(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  You contravene this subsection if:

                     (a)  you advertise that you will provide a *tax (financial) advice service; and

                     (b)  the tax (financial) advice service is not a *BAS service; and

                     (c)  you are not a *registered tax agent or a *registered tax (financial) adviser; and

                     (d)  where the tax (financial) advice service would be provided as a legal service—you are prohibited, under a *State law or *Territory law that regulates legal practice and the provision of legal services, from providing that tax (financial) advice service.

Civil penalty:

                     (a)  for an individual—50 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a body corporate—250 penalty units.

Note:          Subdivision 50‑C of this Act and Subdivision 298‑B in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 determine the procedure for obtaining a civil penalty order against you.

26  Section 50‑15 (heading)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

27  Paragraph 50‑15(a)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

28  Subparagraph 50‑25(1)(c)(i)

Omit “or BAS agent” (wherever occurring), substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

29  After subsection 50‑25(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  You contravene this subsection if:

                     (a)  you are a *registered tax (financial) adviser; and

                     (b)  you employ or use the services of an entity to provide *tax (financial) advice services on your behalf; and

                     (c)  you know, or ought reasonably to know, that:

                              (i)  the entity is not a registered tax (financial) adviser but was previously a registered tax (financial) adviser; or

                             (ii)  the entity is not a registered tax (financial) adviser but was previously a *registered tax agent; or

                            (iii)  the entity is not a registered tax agent but was previously a registered tax agent; or

                            (iv)  the entity is not a registered tax agent but was previously a registered tax (financial) adviser; and

                     (d)  you know, or ought reasonably to know, that the entity’s registration was terminated within the period of 1 year before you first employed, or first used the services of, the entity.

Civil penalty:

                     (a)  for an individual—250 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a body corporate—1,250 penalty units.

Note:          Subdivision 50‑C of this Act and Subdivision 298‑B in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 determine the procedure for obtaining a civil penalty order against you.

30  Subsection 50‑25(2)

Omit “Subsection (1) does”, substitute “Subsections (1) and (1A) do”.

31  Section 60‑1

Omit “and BAS agents”, substitute “, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers”.

32  Section 60‑1

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

33  Paragraph 60‑15(a)

Omit “and BAS agents”, substitute “, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers”.

34  Subparagraph 60‑125(8)(c)(iii)

Omit “and”.

35  At the end of paragraph 60‑125(8)(c)

Add:

                            (iv)  if the decision or finding concerns a *registered tax (financial) adviser or a *registered tax agent in relation to providing a *tax (financial) advice service—the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and

36  At the end of paragraph 60‑125(8)(d)

Add:

                   ; and (iii)  if subparagraph (c)(iv) applies—the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

37  Paragraph 60‑135(1)(a)

Omit “and BAS agents”, substitute “, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers”.

38  Paragraph 60‑135(1)(b)

Omit all the words after “*registered tax agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser and whose registration has been terminated other than because of a reason prescribed by the regulations”.

39  Subsection 60‑135(3)

Omit “or BAS agent” (wherever occurring), substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

40  Section 60‑140

Omit “or BAS agent” (wherever occurring), substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

41  After subsection 70‑40(3)

Insert:

Disclosures to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

          (3A)  Subsection 70‑35(1) does not apply if the record or disclosure is to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for the purpose of the Commission performing any of its functions or exercising any of its powers.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

42  Subsection 90‑1(1)

Insert:

financial services licensee has the same meaning as in Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001.

registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser means an entity that is registered under this Act as a registered tax agent, a registered BAS agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser.

registered tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers means the following:

                     (a)  entities that are registered under this Act as registered tax agents;

                     (b)  entities that are registered under this Act as registered BAS agents;

                     (c)  entities that are registered under this Act as registered tax (financial) advisers.

registered tax (financial) adviser means an entity that is registered under this Act as a registered tax (financial) adviser.

Note:          In most cases, an entity is taken not to be a registered tax (financial) adviser if the entity is suspended from providing tax (financial) advice services under section 30‑25.

representative has the meaning given by paragraph (a) of the definition of that expression in section 910A of the Corporations Act 2001.

tax (financial) advice service has the meaning given by section 90‑15.

43  At the end of Division 90

Add:

90‑15  Meaning of tax (financial) advice service

             (1)  A tax (financial) advice service is a *tax agent service (other than within the meaning of subparagraph (1)(a)(iii) of the definition of that expression) provided by a *financial services licensee or a *representative of a financial services licensee in the course of giving advice of a kind usually given by a financial services licensee or a representative of a financial services licensee to the extent that:

                     (a)  the service relates to:

                              (i)  ascertaining liabilities, obligations or entitlements of an entity that arise, or could arise, under a *taxation law; or

                             (ii)  advising an entity about liabilities, obligations or entitlements of the entity or another entity that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law; and

                     (b)  the service is provided in circumstances where the entity can reasonably be expected to rely on the service for either or both of the following purposes:

                              (i)  to satisfy liabilities or obligations that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law;

                             (ii)  to claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law.

             (2)  The Board may, by legislative instrument, specify that another service is a tax (financial) advice service.

             (3)  However, a service is not a tax (financial) advice service if:

                     (a)  it consists of preparing a return or a statement in the nature of a return; or

                     (b)  it is specified in the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

Part 2Consequential amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

44  Subsection 995‑1(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of recognised tax adviser)

Omit “or BAS agent”, substitute “, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser”.

45  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser has the same meaning as in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.

46  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of registered tax agent or BAS agent)

Repeal the definition.

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009

47  Subregulation 13(2)

Omit “30 June 2013”, substitute “30 June 2014”.

Part 3Transitional provisions

48  Definitions

In this Part:

authorised representative has the same meaning as in Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001.

entity has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

evidential burden has the same meaning as in the new law.

financial services licensee has the same meaning as in Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001.

new law means the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.

notification period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on 1 July 2014; and

                     (b)  ending on 31 December 2015.

representative has the meaning given by paragraph (a) of the definition of that expression in section 910A of the Corporations Act 2001.

taxation law has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

transitional period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on 1 January 2016; and

                     (b)  ending on 30 June 2017.

49  Provision of tax (financial) advice services by certain entities during the notification period

Becoming a registered tax (financial) adviser

(1)       If:

                     (a)  during the notification period, an entity notifies the Board that the entity provides tax (financial) advice services; and

                     (b)  on the day that the Board is notified, the entity is a financial services licensee or an authorised representative of a financial services licensee;

the entity is taken, for the purposes of the new law, to be a registered tax (financial) adviser. The entity’s registration commences on the day the Board is notified and expires on the applicable day set out in column 2 of the following table:

 

Period of registration as a registered tax (financial) adviser

 

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

If an entity notifies the Board during ...

then, the entity’s registration expires on ...

1

July, August, September, October, November or December 2014

31 January 2018

2

January, February, March, April, May or June 2015

31 October 2017

 

3

July, August, September, October, November or December 2015

31 July 2017

 

Note:       A registered tax (financial) adviser is registered under section 20‑25 of the new law.

(2)       If an entity notifies the Board under subitem (1), the entity’s notification must:

                     (a)  be in a form approved by the Board; and

                     (b)  include any information, statement or document required by the Board; and

                     (c)  be given to the Board in a way required by the Board.

(3)       To avoid doubt, if an entity is taken to be a registered tax (financial) adviser under subitem (1), the Board may impose conditions to which the entity’s registration is subject.

Services may be provided while unregistered if accompanied by disclosure

(4)       Despite subsection 50‑5(2A) of the new law, a tax (financial) advice service may be provided during the notification period if it is:

                     (a)  provided by a financial services licensee or a representative of the licensee; and

                     (b)  accompanied by a statement that:

                              (i)  the provider of the advice is not a registered tax (financial) adviser under the new law; and

                             (ii)  if the receiver of the advice intends to rely on the advice to satisfy liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law, the receiver should request advice from a registered tax agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser.

(5)       A person who wishes to rely on subitem (4) in proceedings for a contravention of a civil penalty provision bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in that subitem.

50  Registering as a registered tax (financial) adviser during the transitional period

If:

                     (a)  an entity is a financial services licensee or a representative of a financial services licensee (other than an entity taken to be a registered tax (financial) adviser under item 49 of this Schedule); and

                     (b)  the entity applies for registration as a registered tax (financial) adviser under section 20‑20 of the new law during the transitional period; and

                     (c)  the entity would be eligible for registration but for the operation of:

                              (i)  paragraph 20‑5(1)(b) of the new law (which requires the Board to be satisfied of requirements prescribed by regulations, including requirements in relation to qualifications and experience in respect of registration as a registered tax (financial) adviser); or

                             (ii)  subparagraph 20‑5(2)(c)(iii) or (3)(d)(iii) of the new law; and

                     (d)  the Board is satisfied that the entity has sufficient experience to be able to provide tax (financial) advice services to a competent standard;

then, despite paragraph 20‑5(1)(b), (2)(c) or (3)(d) of the new law, the entity is eligible for registration.

51  Transitional regulations

(1)       The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

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

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

(2)       In particular, regulations may be made prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments or repeals made by Part 1 or 2 of this Schedule.

(3)       Subitem (2) does not limit subitem (1).

Schedule 2Other amendments to the Tax Agent Services Act 2009

  

1  At the end of subsection 20‑5(1)

Add:

             ; and (c)  the individual maintains, or will be able to maintain, professional indemnity insurance that meets the Board’s requirements; and

                     (d)  in the case of a renewal of registration—the individual has completed continuing professional education that meets the Board’s requirements.

2  At the end of subsection 20‑5(2)

Add:

            ; and (d)  the partnership maintains, or will be able to maintain, professional indemnity insurance that meets the Board’s requirements.

3  At the end of subsection 20‑5(3)

Add:

             ; and (e)  the company maintains, or will be able to maintain, professional indemnity insurance that meets the Board’s requirements.

4  Subsection 30‑10(13)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

           (13)  You must maintain professional indemnity insurance that meets the Board’s requirements.

5  At the end of subsection 30‑35(1)

Add:

               ; or (c)  there is a change in your business or email address or of any other circumstances relevant to your registration.

6  At the end of subsection 30‑35(2)

Add:

               ; or (d)  there is a change in your business or email address or of any other circumstances relevant to your registration.

7  At the end of subsection 30‑35(3)

Add:

               ; or (d)  there is a change in your business or email address or of any other circumstances relevant to your registration.

8  At the end of section 40‑5

Add:

             (3)  Despite paragraph (2)(a), the Board need not terminate your registration if:

                     (a)  you surrender your registration by notice in writing to the Board; and

                     (b)  the Board considers that, due to a current investigation or the outcome of an investigation, it would be inappropriate to terminate your registration.

9  After subsection 40‑10(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Despite subsection (2), the Board need not terminate your registration if:

                     (a)  you surrender your registration by notice in writing to the Board; and

                     (b)  the Board considers that, due to a current investigation or the outcome of an investigation, it would be inappropriate to terminate your registration.

10  After subsection 40‑15(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Despite paragraph (2)(a), the Board need not terminate your registration if:

                     (a)  you surrender your registration by notice in writing to the Board; and

                     (b)  the Board considers that, due to a current investigation or the outcome of an investigation, it would be inappropriate to terminate your registration.

11  Subsection 50‑5(5)

Omit “evidential burden”, substitute “*evidential burden”.

12  After subsection 50‑10(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If you wish to rely on subsection (3) or (4) in civil penalty proceedings, you bear an *evidential burden in relation to that matter.

13  Paragraph 50‑30(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  in the course of providing a *tax agent service, you sign a declaration or other statement in relation to a taxpayer that is required or permitted by a *taxation law; and

14  Paragraph 50‑30(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  in the course of providing a *BAS service, you sign a declaration or other statement in relation to a taxpayer that is required or permitted by a *taxation law; and

15  Paragraph 50‑30(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  in the course of providing a *tax agent service, you sign a declaration or other statement in relation to a taxpayer that is required or permitted by a *taxation law; and

16  Paragraph 50‑30(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  in the course of providing a *BAS service, you sign a declaration or other statement in relation to a taxpayer that is required or permitted by a *taxation law; and

17  Subsection 50‑30(5)

Omit “evidential burden”, substitute “*evidential burden”.

18  Paragraph 60‑25(2)(a)

After “law of the Commonwealth”, insert “on a full‑time basis”.

19  At the end of Subdivision 60‑B

Add:

60‑67  Acting appointments

             (1)  The Minister may, by written instrument, appoint a *Board member to act as the *Chair:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office of the Chair (whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office); or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when the Chair:

                              (i)  is absent from duty or from Australia; or

                             (ii)  is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

             (2)  However, the *Board member appointed to act as the *Chair must not be:

                     (a)  a person who holds any office or appointment (other than as a Board member) under a law of the Commonwealth on a full‑time basis; or

                     (b)  a person appointed or engaged under the Public Service Act 1999.

             (3)  The Minister may, by written instrument, appoint a person to act as a *Board member:

                     (a)  during a vacancy in the office of a Board member (whether or not an appointment has previously been made to the office); or

                     (b)  during any period, or during all periods, when a Board member:

                              (i)  is absent from duty or from Australia; or

                             (ii)  is, for any reason, unable to perform the duties of the office.

Note:          For rules that apply to acting appointments, see sections 33AB and 33A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

20  After subparagraph 60‑125(8)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  any professional association accredited by the Board under the regulations of which the entity is a member;

21  After subparagraph 60‑125(8)(d)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  if subparagraph (c)(iia) applies—the relevant professional association; and

22  Paragraph 70‑10(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

23  After paragraph 70‑10(g)

Insert:

                    (ga)  a decision under Subdivision 40‑A not to terminate registration;

24  Subsection 70‑30(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to subsections (1A) and (2), the Board may, by writing, delegate all or any of its functions and powers to:

                     (a)  a *Board member; or

                     (b)  a *committee; or

                     (c)  an APS employee whose services are made available to the Board under section 60‑80; or

                     (d)  to a person engaged by the Board.

          (1A)  The Board may not delegate:

                     (a)  its function of issuing guidelines; or

                     (b)  its power to establish a committee under section 60‑85.

25  Subsection 70‑40(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Subsection 70‑35(1) does not apply if the record or disclosure is to the Commissioner and is for the purpose of administering a *taxation law.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

26  Subsection 90‑1(1)

Insert:

evidential burden, in relation to a matter, means the burden of adducing or pointing to evidence that suggests a reasonable possibility that the matter exists or does not exist.

27  After subsection 90‑10(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Board may, by legislative instrument, specify that another service is a BAS service.

28  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by items 1 to 3 and 22 of this Schedule apply in relation to an application for registration, including renewal of registration, as a registered tax agent, BAS agent or tax (financial) adviser that is made on or after the day this item commences.

(2)       The amendments made by items 8 to 10 of this Schedule apply in relation to a notice in writing surrendering registration that is received by the Board on or after the day this item commences.

(3)       The amendment made by item 12 of this Schedule applies in relation to civil penalty proceedings that are brought on or after the day this item commences, even if the advertisement to which the proceedings relate is published or broadcast before that time.

(4)       The amendments made by items 13 to 16 of this Schedule apply in relation to a declaration or other statement that is signed on or after the day this item commences, even if the document to which the declaration or other statement relates is prepared before that time.

(5)       The amendments made by items 20 and 21 of this Schedule apply in relation to a decision made by the Board on or after the day this item commences, even if the investigation to which the decision relates began before that time.

(6)       The amendment made by item 25 of this Schedule applies to:

                     (a)  a record made on or after the day this item commences, even if the information to which the record relates was acquired before that time; and

                     (b)  a disclosure made on or after the day this item commences, even if the information disclosed is contained in a record made before that time.

29  Saving of existing delegations

A delegation in force under section 70‑30 of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 immediately before the day this item commences continues to have effect, on and after the day this item commences, as if it were a delegation under that section as amended by this Schedule.

Schedule 3Deductible gift recipients

  

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1  Subsection 30‑45(2) (after table item 4.2.14)

Insert:

4.2.15

the Australian Council of Social Service Incorporated

the gift must be made after 30 June 2013

2  Subsection 30‑80(2) (after table item 9.2.13)

Insert:

9.2.14

Make a Mark Australia Incorporated

the gift must be made after 30 June 2013

3  Section 30‑315 (after table item 20A)

Insert:

21

Australian Council of Social Service Incorporated

item 4.2.15

4  Section 30‑315 (after table item 68AB)

Insert:

68B

Make a Mark Australia Incorporated

item 9.2.14

 


 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 20 June 2013

Senate on 24 June 2013]

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