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Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985 (NI)

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Reg No. 6 of 1985
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This is a regulation of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 16 Dec 2015

 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LEVY REGULATIONS 1985

 

                               [Consolidated as at 29 January 2014

                              on the authority of the Administrator

                                          and in accordance with

                               the Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

 

         1.      Short title

         2.      Interpretation

         3.      Prescribed law, etc

      3A.      Prescribed person and prescribed service

         4.      Manner of transfer of total proceeds

         5.      Prescribed business

      5A.      Prescribed transactions

         6.      Exemption of certain receipts

         7.      Returns

         8.      Exemption certificate

         9.      Manner of using loan accounts

       10.      Manner of using school savings accounts

       11.      Offences

                      Schedule 1

                      Schedule 2

 


 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985

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Short title

      1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985.

Interpretation

      2.         (1)        In these Regulations —

(a)        “the Act” means the Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985; and

(b)        a reference to a form by number is a reference to a form so numbered in Schedule 1.

                  (2)        For the purposes of these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, words, expressions and provisions contained in these Regulations have the same interpretation, application and effect as they have under the Act.

Prescribed law, etc

      3.         (1)        For the purposes of subsubparagraph 3(1)(d)(ii)(C) of the definition of “exempt person” in subsection 3(1) of the Act, a prescribed law is a law specified in Table 1 of Schedule 2.

                  (2)        For the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(f) of the definition of “exempt person” in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the person appointed to the statutory office specified in Column 1 under the enactment specified opposite to the statutory office in Column 2 in Table 2 of Schedule 2 is an exempt person.

Prescribed person and prescribed service

      3A.      (1)        For the purposes of the definition of “financial institution” in section 3(1) of the Act, the Administration, in relation to its provision of the service (known as money order service) for the purpose of enabling persons to pay money to the Administration for transmission through the post for payment to another person within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Postal Services Act 1983, is a prescribed person.

                  (2)        For the purposes of section 3(2)(b)(iv) of the Act, a prescribed service is the service known as the money order service referred to in subregulation 3A(1).

 


Manner of transfer of total proceeds

      4.         (1)        For the purposes of subsection 3(6) of the Act, the transfer of the total proceeds of an account kept in Norfolk Island from a financial institution to another financial institution shall be by bank cheque or an instrument accompanied by a certificate issued by the firstmentioned financial institution.

                  (2)        A certificate referred to in subregulation 4(1) shall be in accordance with Form 1 and shall —

(a)        in relation to the cheque or instrument constituting the transfer, specify —

(i)         the number and date; and

(ii)        the amount;

(b)        specify the class of account from which the total proceeds are transferred;

(c)        contain a statement that the transfer represents the total proceeds of the account; and

(d)       bear the name of the financial institution issuing the certificate, the signature of an officer or employee and its cancellation stamp.

                  (3)        The financial institution to which the total proceeds of an account are transferred under subsection 3(6) of the Act shall retain the certificate referred to in subregulation 4(2).

Prescribed business

      5.         For the purposes of paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Act, a prescribed business means the business of —

(a)        a legal practitioner who is entitled as of right to appear before the Supreme Court;

(b)        a real estate agent being a person engaged otherwise than as a principal in the business of buying and selling and otherwise dealing in real property; and

(c)        an accountant being a person who is qualified to practise as a public accountant in Australia, New Zealand or Norfolk Island and who holds himself or herself out as providing accountancy services to the public.

Prescribed transactions

      5A.      For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Act, a prescribed transaction means a deposit of funds of a capital nature and does not include transactions in the nature of income.


Exemption of certain receipts

      6.         For the purposes of paragraph 10(1)(d) of the Act, the following are prescribed classes of receipts —

(a)        an amount of money paid to the credit of a loan account within the meaning of subsection 4(1) of the Act;

(b)        an amount of money paid to the credit of an account where the amount is a direct transfer of all or part of an amount that was previously deposited as a fixed term deposit in the same name as the name of that account at the same financial institution;

(c)        an amount of money that is the total proceeds of one or more accounts of the same class owned by one or more persons and held in the same financial  institution that is received into a new account of the same class with the same financial institution that is in the name of or operated by at least one of those persons.

Returns

      7.         (1)        For the purposes of subsection 13(1) of the Act, a return by a financial institution shall be in accordance with Form 2.

                  (2)        For the purposes of subsection 13(4) of the Act, a return by a depositor shall be in accordance with Form 3.

Exemption certificate

      8.         For the purposes of subsection 17(2) of the Act, an exemption certificate shall be in accordance with Form 4.

Manner of using loan accounts

      9.         For the purposes of subsection 21(2) of the Act, an exempt account that is a loan account shall be conducted so that the deposit or credit of money to the account is restricted to deposits or credits of money for —

(a)        repayments of the loan;

(b)        payment of interest;

(c)        payment of charges or fees charged by a financial institution in relation to the loan or the loan account; and

(d)       payment of insurance premiums required to be paid as a condition of the loan.

Manner of using school savings accounts

      10.       (1)        For the purposes of subsection 21(2) of the Act, an exempt account that is a school savings account shall be conducted so that —

(a)        money credited to the account is money to which the person in whose name the account is kept is beneficially entitled; and

(b)        the credit balance of the account does not exceed $2000.


                  (2)        A person shall not keep more than one exempt account that is a school savings account.

                  (3)        A person shall not keep an exempt account that is a school savings account —

(a)        after the expiration of 3 months from the date on which the person ceased to attend a school as a full time pupil; or

(b)        after the date on which the person attained the age of 18 years,

whichever first occurs.

Offences

      11.       A person shall not contravene or fail to comply with the manner of conducting —

(a)        a loan account - in accordance with regulation 9; or

(b)        a school savings account - in accordance with regulation 10.

Penalty:           $500.

 

SCHEDULE 1

FORMS

NORFOLK ISLAND

Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985

Form 1

Subsection 3(6)

Regulation 4

 

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSFER OF TOTAL PROCEEDS OF ACCOUNT

 

This is to certify that cheque/instrument number*

dated                                in the sum of $

is the total proceeds of an account of the class

 

 

Signed by                                an officer/employee* of the (name of financial institution).

 

Dated

 

                                                                                (Signature)

 

CANCELLATION STAMP

* Delete whichever is inapplicable


NORFOLK ISLAND

Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985

Form 2

Subregulation 7(1)

 

RETURN BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION UNDER SUBSECTION 13(1)

 

To:                The Chief Executive Officer

                      Administration of Norfolk Island

                      KINGSTON

 

Name of registered financial institution:

Address:

 

Total receipts subject to levy

  during month of            20                                                                      :                      $               

 

Levy at prescribed rate 1%                                                                                             $

 

Amendment of previous return                                                           

        The return for the month of            20   is

     amended as follows:

 

        Total receipts subject to levy overstated/

    understated* by   $

 

 *     Overpayment of levy made                                                   Deduction              $

 *     Underpayment of levy made                                                    Addition              $

 

                                                                                       Total amount payable              $                            

 

        * Delete whichever is inapplicable

 

I,                                     , authorised by the                           financial institution to complete this return, declare that the particulars contained in this return are true.

 

Dated the             day of                       20  .

 

                                                                                (Signature)


NORFOLK ISLAND

Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985

Form 3

Subregulation 7(2)

 

RETURN BY DEPOSITOR UNDER SUBSECTION 13(4)

 

To:                  The Chief Executive Officer

                        Administration of Norfolk Island

                        KINGSTON

 

Name of depositor:

 

Address:

 

Total deposits subject to levy

  during month of          20                                                                        :                  $

 

Levy at prescribed rate 1%                                                                      :                  $

 

                                        Total amount payable                                      :                  $

 

I,                                                                    , the abovenamed depositor, declare that the particulars contained in this return are true.

 

Dated the             day of                       20  .

 

                                                                                (Signature of depositor)


NORFOLK ISLAND

Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985

Form 4

Subsection 17(2)

Regulation 8

 

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

 

                                                                                                                No.

                                                                                                                Date:

 

To:                  (name)

                        (address)

 

I,                                                                    , Minister, having considered the application made under section 16 of the Financial Institutions Levy Act 1985, hereby grant an exemption certificate —

 

        *            to (name of exempt person) being an exempt person.

 

        *            in relation to account number      name          being an exempt account (other than a loan account not kept in Norfolk Island).

 

        *            in relation to account number       name         being an exempt account that is a loan account not kept in Norfolk Island.

 

        *            in relation to a *receipt/class of receipts described below:

 

 

                                                                                Minister

 

        *            Delete whichever is inapplicable


 

SCHEDULE 2

Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985

Regulation 3

TABLE 1

Prescribed Laws

1.             Repatriation (Far East Strategic Reserve) Act 1956 of the Commonwealth

2.             Repatriation (Special Overseas Service) Act 1962 of the Commonwealth

3.             Repatriation (Torres Strait Islanders) Act 1972 of the Commonwealth

 

TABLE 2

Prescribed Statutory Offices

 

Column 1

Statutory office

Column 2

Enactment under which appointed

1.

Registrar of the Supreme Court

Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Act 1960

2.

Clerk of the Court

Deputy Clerk of the Court

Court of Petty Sessions Act 1960

3.

Registrar of Probates

Deputy Registrar of Probates

Wills Act 2012

Probate and Administration Act 2006

 

4.

Curator of Deceased Estates

 

Probate and Administration Act 2006

5.

Master in Lunacy

Deputy Master in Lunacy

Lunacy Act 1932

6.

Registrar of Companies

Assistant Registrar of Companies

Companies Act 1985


 

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NOTES

The Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985 as shown in this consolidation comprises Regulations No. 6 of 1985 and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.

Enactment

Number and year

Date of commencement

Application saving or transitional provision

Financial Institutions Levy Regulations 1985

6, 1985

1.12.85

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Amendment Regulations 1988

7, 1988

1.8.88

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Amendment Regulations 1989

3, 1989

1.7.89

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Amendment Regulations 1990

5, 1990

30.6.90

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Amendment Regulations 1994

1, 1994

17.2.94

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy Amendment Regulations 1994

8, 1994

28.7.94

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Institutions Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2004

9, 2004

4.6.04

 

[previously consolidated as at 27 August 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interpretation (Amendment) Act 2012

[to substitute throughout —Commonwealth Minister for Minister; and to substitute Minister for executive member]

14, 2012

28.12.12

 

 

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Table of Amendments

 

 

ad =    added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs =      repealed and substituted

 

Provisions affected                       How affected

 

3A

ad

8, 1994

 

5

am

8, 1994

 

5A

ad

8, 1994

 

6

rs

1, 1994

 

 

am

8, 1994;  9, 2004

 

Schedule 1

am

7, 1988; 3, 1989; 5, 1990; Act 14, 2012

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