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Act No. 23 of 2016 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Act 2019
An Act to implement the Common Reporting Standard, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 06 Mar 2019
Start Date 01 Jan 2018
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Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016

No. 23, 2016

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              1 January 2018

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 8 , 2019

Registered:                                         6 March 2019

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 January 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

 


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Common Reporting Standard                                                          4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         4

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                              4

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                           4

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015                                                                                           20

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015 20

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                         20

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    21

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            21

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                23

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             24

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           25

 


An Act to implement the Common Reporting Standard, and for related purposes

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016.

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

Provisions

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.

18 March 2016

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

19 March 2016

3.  Schedule 1, items 3 to 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 2 of Schedule 4 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015 commences before the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

Never commenced

4.  Schedule 1, items 8 to 11

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

19 March 2016

5.  Schedule 1, item 12

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 2 of Schedule 4 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015 commences before the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

Never commenced

6.  Schedule 1, items 13 to 15

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

19 March 2016

7.  Schedule 1, items 16 to 18

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Part commences before the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

Never commenced

8.  Schedule 1, item 19

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 6; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 4 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

19 March 2016

(paragraph (a) applies)

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  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1Common Reporting Standard

Part 1Main amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

CRS (short for Common Reporting Standard) has the meaning given by subsection 396‑110(1) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

CRS Commentary has the meaning given by subsection 396‑110(2) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

2  After section 288‑80 in Schedule 1

Insert:

288‑85  Failure by Reporting Financial Institution to obtain self‑certification

                   An entity that:

                     (a)  is:

                              (i)  a Reporting Financial Institution (within the meaning of the *CRS); or

                             (ii)  an institution that a notice under subsection 396‑130(5) requires to act as a Reporting Financial Institution; and

                     (b)  is required to obtain a self‑certification, in relation to an account maintained by the institution, when applying the due diligence procedures described in the CRS; and

                     (c)  fails to obtain the self‑certification:

                              (i)  if the account is a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) or an account that a notice under subsection 396‑130(2) requires the entity to treat as a Reportable Account—by the time by which a statement under subsection 396‑105(2) relating to the account must be given to the Commissioner; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—by the time by which such a statement would be required to be given to the Commissioner if the account were such a Reportable Account;

is liable to an administrative penalty of 1 penalty unit.

3  Division 396 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 396Third party reporting

4  Division 396 in Schedule 1 (after the heading)

Insert:

Table of Subdivisions

396‑A   FATCA

396‑C    Common Reporting Standard

5  Before section 396‑1 in Schedule 1

Insert:

396‑1A  What this Division is about

This Division requires financial institutions to give to the Commissioner information for the purposes of:

       (a)     the FATCA Agreement; and

      (b)     the Common Reporting Standard.

Subdivision 396‑AFATCA

Guide to Subdivision 396A

6  Section 396‑1 in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

396‑1  What this Subdivision is about

7  Before section 396‑5 in Schedule 1

Insert:

Operative provisions

8  At the end of subsection 396‑5(2) in Schedule 1

Add:

Note:          Section 286‑75 provides an administrative penalty for breach of this subsection.

9  Subsection 396‑5(6) in Schedule 1

Before “year”, insert “calendar”.

10  At the end of subsection 396‑10(2) in Schedule 1

Add:

Note:          Section 286‑75 provides an administrative penalty for breach of this subsection.

11  Subsection 396‑10(6) in Schedule 1

Before “year”, insert “calendar”.

12  Subsection 396‑20(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “Division”, substitute “Subdivision”.

13  At the end of Division 396 in Schedule 1

Add:

Subdivision 396‑CCommon Reporting Standard

Guide to Subdivision 396C

396‑100  What this Subdivision is about

Australian Financial Institutions must give the Commissioner certain information about accounts of foreign residents. This obligation is based on the Common Reporting Standard.

Note 1:    This obligation will assist the Australian Government to exchange information with other jurisdictions in accordance with international agreements, such as the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, done at Strasbourg on 25 January 1988.

                In 2015, the text of the Convention was available on the OECD’s website (http://www.oecd.org).

Note 2:    The purpose of the Common Reporting Standard is to reduce international tax evasion. It sets out due diligence procedures for financial institutions to apply to identify account holders that are foreign tax residents, and provides for financial institutions to report information with respect to such account holders.

This Subdivision also creates record‑keeping obligations in relation to the requirement to give the Commissioner information.

This Subdivision also requires the Commissioner to report on certain Reportable Accounts that are maintained by Australian Reporting Financial Institutions.

Table of sections

Operative provisions

396‑105    Statements about Reportable Accounts

396‑110    Meaning of CRS

396‑115    Matters Common Reporting Standard leaves to domestic law

396‑120    Application of Common Reporting Standard

396‑125    Record keeping

396‑130    Anti‑avoidance provisions

396‑135    Application of penalty to false or misleading self‑certification

Operative provisions

396‑105  Statements about Reportable Accounts

             (1)  Subsection (2) applies if:

                     (a)  at any time in a calendar year, an entity:

                              (i)  is a Reporting Financial Institution (within the meaning of the *CRS); or

                             (ii)  is an institution that a notice under subsection 396‑130(5) requires to act as a Reporting Financial Institution; and

                     (b)  at that time in the year, the entity:

                              (i)  is resident in Australia (within the meaning of the CRS); or

                             (ii)  is a branch located in Australia (within the meaning of the CRS); and

                     (c)  at any time in the year, the entity maintains:

                              (i)  a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS); or

                             (ii)  an account that a notice under subsection 396‑130(2) requires the entity to treat as a Reportable Account.

Note:          Subsection 396‑120(3) applies the CRS to all jurisdictions.

             (2)  The entity must give the Commissioner a statement that contains in respect of the account the information that the *CRS states the entity must report.

Note:          Section 286‑75 provides an administrative penalty for breach of this subsection.

             (3)  Whether an entity maintains a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the *CRS) must be determined by the entity by applying the due diligence procedures described in the CRS.

Note:          Section 288‑85 provides an administrative penalty for failing to obtain a self‑certification in relation to the account when applying the due diligence procedures.

             (4)  A statement under subsection (2) must be in the *approved form.

             (5)  More than one statement under subsection (2) may be included in the same document.

             (6)  The statement must be given to the Commissioner no later than the first 31 July after the end of the calendar year.

Note:          Section 388‑55 allows the Commissioner to defer the time for giving an approved form.

396‑110  Meaning of CRS

             (1)  The CRS is the Common Reporting Standard set out in Part II.B of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters approved by the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co‑Operation and Development on 15 July 2014.

Note:          In 2015, the text of the Standard was available on the OECD’s website (http://www.oecd.org).

             (2)  Subject to section 396‑120, for the purposes of this Subdivision, the *CRS must be applied consistently with Part III.B (the CRS Commentary) of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters.

396‑115  Matters Common Reporting Standard leaves to domestic law

Defined terms

             (1)  For the purposes of subparagraph B(1)(c) of Section VIII of the *CRS, the following Entities (within the meaning of the CRS) are defined as Non‑Reporting Financial Institutions:

                     (a)  an Entity to which any of the following paragraphs of Annex II of the *FATCA Agreement applies:

                              (i)  paragraph A (government entity), B (international organisation) or C (central bank) of section I;

                             (ii)  paragraph A (retirement fund) of section II;

                     (b)  an Entity the Minister prescribes by legislative instrument.

             (2)  Subparagraph (1)(a)(i) does not apply with respect to a payment that is derived from an obligation held in connection with a commercial financial activity of a type engaged in by a Specified Insurance Company, Custodial Institution, or Depository Institution (within the meaning of the *CRS).

             (3)  For the purposes of subparagraph C(17)(g) of Section VIII of the *CRS, the following accounts are defined as Excluded Accounts:

                     (a)  an account to which any of the following subparagraphs of paragraph A of section V of Annex II of the *FATCA Agreement applies:

                              (i)  subparagraph (1) (retirement and pension accounts);

                             (ii)  subparagraph (3) (certain other tax‑favoured accounts);

                     (b)  an account the Minister prescribes by legislative instrument.

Elections by entities

             (4)  To the extent that the *CRS gives Australia the ability to provide for an entity to make an election in determining obligations under the CRS, assume that the entity may make the election.

Modifications mentioned in CRS Commentary

             (5)  The *CRS has effect with the following modifications mentioned in the *CRS Commentary:

                     (a)  the inclusion mentioned in paragraph 13 of the Commentary on Section VII concerning Special Due Diligence Requirements;

                     (b)  the 2 replacements mentioned in paragraph 82 of the Commentary on Section VIII concerning Defined Terms.

396‑120  Application of Common Reporting Standard

Scope of this section

             (1)  This section applies:

                     (a)  for the purposes of section 288‑85 (Failure by Reporting Financial Institution to obtain self‑certification); and

                     (b)  for the purposes of this Subdivision:

                              (i)  in determining whether the conditions in subsection 396‑105(1) are satisfied; and

                             (ii)  in determining which information the *CRS states a Reporting Financial Institution must report.

General reporting requirements

             (2)  Paragraph F of Section I of the *CRS is to be disregarded.

Reportable and Participating Jurisdictions

             (3)  All jurisdictions (other than Australia) are to be treated as Reportable Jurisdictions.

             (4)  Without limiting subparagraph D(5) of Section VIII of the *CRS, Australia is to be treated as a Participating Jurisdiction.

Accounts

             (5)  Without limiting subparagraph D(1) of Section VIII of the *CRS, an account maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution for an entity is treated as being a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) if:

                     (a)  the Reporting Financial Institution does not apply the due diligence procedures described in the CRS in relation to the account; and

                     (b)  the CRS does not state that the account is not required to be identified; and

                     (c)  the account would be such a Reportable Account if the Reporting Financial Institution applied those procedures.

             (6)  The date provided for in subparagraph C(9) of Section VIII of the *CRS (about Preexisting Accounts) (as affected by paragraph 396‑115(5)(b) in this Schedule) is taken to be 30 June 2017.

             (7)  A reference in the *CRS to a New Account is treated as being a reference to a Financial Account maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution that is not a Preexisting Account.

Dollar amounts

             (8)  An entity may choose to treat all dollar amounts in the *CRS as being in Australian dollars.

Note:          Otherwise, all dollar amounts are in United States dollars: see subparagraph C(4) of Section VII of the CRS.

396‑125  Record keeping

             (1)  If paragraph 396‑105(1)(a) applies to an entity for a calendar year, the entity must keep written records that:

                     (a)  correctly record the procedures by which the entity determines:

                              (i)  whether, at any time during the year, the entity maintains an account to which paragraph 396‑105(1)(c) applies; and

                             (ii)  the information that is required to be contained in the statement (if any) the entity is obliged to give the Commissioner under subsection 396‑105(2); and

                     (b)  are in English, or readily accessible and easily convertible into English.

             (2)  The entity must retain the records, to the extent that they relate to a particular account, until:

                     (a)  the expiration of 5 years after the entity gives the Commissioner the statement in respect of the account under subsection 396‑105(2); or

                     (b)  if the entity is not required to give the Commissioner a statement in respect of the account for the year—31 July in the sixth year after the end of the year.

Note:          Section 288‑25 imposes an administrative penalty if an entity does not keep and retain records as required by this section.

396‑130  Anti‑avoidance provisions

Commissioner may require an account to be treated as a Reportable Account

             (1)  The Commissioner may require an entity that:

                     (a)  is a Reporting Financial Institution (within the meaning of the *CRS); or

                     (b)  is a Financial Institution that a notice under subsection (5) requires to act as a Reporting Financial Institution;

to treat an account the institution maintains or has maintained as if it is a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS), if the Commissioner reasonably believes that:

                     (c)  the account would not be, or would not have been, such a Reportable Account if the Commissioner had not made such a requirement; and

                     (d)  the Reporting Financial Institution or the Account Holder (within the meaning of the CRS) undertook a transaction, or entered into an *arrangement:

                              (i)  for the purpose of causing the account not to be such a Reportable Account; or

                             (ii)  for 2 or more purposes of which that purpose is the dominant purpose.

             (2)  The Commissioner must give written notice of the requirement to the Reporting Financial Institution.

             (3)  The Reporting Financial Institution may object, in the manner set out in Part IVC, against the Commissioner’s decision to give the notice.

Commissioner may require a Financial Institution to act as a Reporting Financial Institution

             (4)  The Commissioner may require an entity that is a Financial Institution (within the meaning of the *CRS) to act as if it is a Reporting Financial Institution (within the meaning of the CRS), if the Commissioner reasonably believes that:

                     (a)  the institution would not be, or would not have been, such a Reporting Financial Institution if the Commissioner had not made such a requirement; and

                     (b)  the Financial Institution undertook a transaction, or entered into an *arrangement:

                              (i)  for the purpose of causing the institution not to be such a Reporting Financial Institution; or

                             (ii)  for 2 or more purposes of which that purpose is the dominant purpose.

             (5)  The Commissioner must give written notice of the requirement to the institution.

             (6)  The institution may object, in the manner set out in Part IVC, against the Commissioner’s decision to give the notice.

396‑135  Application of penalty to false or misleading self‑certification

                   For the purposes of applying Part 4‑25 (Charge and penalties) in relation to a statement that is, or that relates to, a self‑certification (within the meaning of the *CRS) that a Reporting Financial Institution is required to obtain when applying, under subsection 396‑105(3), the due diligence procedures described in the CRS:

                     (a)  the CRS is treated as permitting the self‑certification; and

                     (b)  the CRS is treated as being a *taxation law (but not an *Excise Act).

Note:          You are liable to an administrative penalty under subsection 284‑75(4) if you give a self‑certification that is false or misleading in a material particular.

396‑136  Report on Reportable Accounts maintained by Australian Reporting Financial Institutions

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  the Commissioner receives one or more statements under subsection 396‑105(2) in relation to:

                              (i)  the 2018 calendar year; or

                             (ii)  a calendar year commencing after 2018; and

                     (b)  the statement contains information about a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS); and

                     (c)  the total number of accounts of the kind mentioned in paragraph (b) for a jurisdiction (other than Australia) that is a Reportable Jurisdiction (within the meaning of the CRS) (the relevant jurisdiction) for the calendar year is 6 or more.

             (2)  The Commissioner must, no later than 31 December of the year following the calendar year, prepare and give to the Minister a report that sets out for each relevant jurisdiction in relation to the calendar year the following information:

                     (a)  the total number of accounts of the kind mentioned in paragraph (1)(b);    

                     (b)  the sum of the amounts in those accounts.

             (3)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report given under subsection (2) to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the Minister receives the report.

             (4)  The report given under subsection (2) is not a legislative instrument.

14  Application of amendments and CRS

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule apply to:

                     (a)  the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017, as if the period were a calendar year; and

                     (b)  2018 and later calendar years.

(2)       The date provided for in the CRS as mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table is taken to be the date mentioned in column 2 of the item:

 

Dates

Item

Column 1
Date provided for in the CRS

Column 2
Actual date

1

the date provided for in subparagraph C(6) of Section III

30 June 2017

2

the date provided for in paragraph D of Section III

(a) in relation to a Preexisting Individual Account (within the meaning of the CRS) that is a Lower Value Account (within the meaning of the CRS)—31 July 2019; and

(b) in relation to a Preexisting Individual Account that is a High Value Account (within the meaning of the CRS)—31 July 2018

3

the date provided for in paragraph A of Section V

30 June 2017

4

the dates provided for in paragraph B of Section V

30 June 2017

5

the first occurring date provided for in subparagraph E(1) of Section V

30 June 2017

 

6

the last occurring date provided for in subparagraph E(1) of Section V

31 July 2018

7

the date provided for in subparagraph E(2) of Section V

30 June 2017

8

the date provided for in subparagraph B(8)(b) of Section VIII

1 July 2017

9

the date provided for in subparagraph C(14) of Section VIII

30 June 2017

10

the first occurring date provided for in subparagraph C(15) of Section VIII

30 June 2017

11

the date provided for in subparagraph C(17)(f)(ii) of Section VIII

1 July 2017

(3)       For the purposes of:

                     (a)  subparagraph C(6) of Section III of the CRS; and

                     (b)  paragraphs A and B and subparagraph E(2) of Section V; and

                     (c)  subparagraph C(15) of Section VIII;

the following periods are taken to be separate calendar years:

                     (d)  the period from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017;

                     (e)  the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

15  Transitional provisions

Participating Jurisdiction Financial Institutions

(1)       For the purposes of applying subparagraph D(2) of Section V and subparagraph A(2) of Section VI of the CRS under Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (as amended by this Part), a Financial Institution (within the meaning of the CRS) that:

                     (a)  is an Investment Entity (within the meaning of the CRS) because of subparagraph A(6)(b) of Section VIII of the CRS; and

                     (b)  is not a Participating Jurisdiction Financial Institution (within the meaning of the CRS); and

                     (c)  would be a Participating Jurisdiction Financial Institution if the jurisdictions declared to be committed jurisdictions under subitem (2) were Participating Jurisdictions (within the meaning of the CRS);

is taken not to be a Passive NFE (within the meaning of the CRS) during the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017, and during the whole of 2018 and 2019.

(2)       The Commissioner may, by legislative instrument, declare one or more jurisdictions (within the meaning of the CRS) to be committed jurisdictions.

High Value Accounts

(2A)     For the purposes of subsections 396‑105(1) and (2) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953, as amended by this Schedule, an account maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution on 1 July 2017 is treated as being a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) on that day if the account:

                     (a)  would be a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) on that day if the Reporting Financial Institution applied the due diligence procedures described in the CRS in relation to the account on or before that day; and

                     (b)  is a High Value Account (within the meaning of the CRS) on 30 June 2017.

Preexisting Entity Accounts

(2B)     For the purposes of subsections 396‑105(1) and (2) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953, as amended by this Schedule, an account maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution on 1 July 2017 is treated as being a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) on that day if the account:

                     (a)  would be a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) on that day if the Reporting Financial Institution applied the due diligence procedures described in the CRS in relation to the account on or before that day; and

                     (b)  is a Preexisting Entity Account (within the meaning of the CRS).

Reporting of Lower Value Accounts

(3)       For the purposes of (and without limiting) subsections 396‑105(1) and (2) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953, as amended by this Schedule, an account maintained by a Reporting Financial Institution at any time in the 2018 calendar year is treated as being a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) at that time if the account:

                     (a)  is a Lower Value Account (within the meaning of the CRS); and

                     (b)  has not been included in a statement under subsection 396‑105(2) in that Schedule for the 2017 calendar year; and

                     (c)  at that time, would be a Reportable Account (within the meaning of the CRS) if the Reporting Financial Institution applied the due diligence procedures described in the CRS in relation to the account at that time.

(4)       For the purpose of subitem (2A), (2B) or (3), subsections 396‑120(2) to (8) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953, as amended by this Part, apply in determining the meaning of a term used in that subitem.

Part 2Amendments contingent on the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Act 2015

16  Item 1 of Schedule 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

1  After Subdivision 396‑A in Schedule 1

17  Item 1 of Schedule 4

Omit “Add”, substitute “Insert”.

18  Items 17 to 21 of Schedule 4

Repeal the items.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

19  Section 396‑1A in Schedule 1

Repeal the section, substitute:

396‑1A  What this Division is about

This Division requires:

       (a)     financial institutions to give to the Commissioner information for the purposes of the FATCA Agreement and the Common Reporting Standard; and

      (b)     certain entities to give to the Commissioner information about transactions that could have tax consequences for other entities.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Act 2016

23, 2016

18 Mar 2016

Sch 1 (items 1, 2, 8–11, 13–15, 19): 19 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) items 2, 4, 6, 8)
Sch 1 (items 3–7, 12, 16–18): never commenced (s 2(1) items 3, 5, 7)
Remainder: 18 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Act 2019

8, 2019

1 Mar 2019

Sch 8 (item 2): 1 Jan 2018 (s 2(1) item 9)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Schedule 1

 

Part 1

 

item 15..............................

am No 8, 2019