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Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

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Act No. 57 of 1998 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Act 2020
An Act to impose a levy on companies registered under section 21 of the Life Insurance Act 1995
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 29 Jun 2020
Start Date 20 Jun 2020
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Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

No. 57, 1998

Compilation No. 10

Compilation date:                              20 June 2020

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 58, 2020

Registered:                                         29 June 2020

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 20 June 2020 (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

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Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Contents

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

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

3............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 1

4............ External Territories.............................................................................. 1

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

6............ Imposition of life insurance supervisory levy..................................... 2

7............ Amount of levy................................................................................... 2

8............ Calculation of indexation factor........................................................... 4

9............ Regulations......................................................................................... 5

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      6

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              6

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  8

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               9

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           11


An Act to impose a levy on companies registered under section 21 of the Life Insurance Act 1995

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998.

2  Commencement

             (1)  This Act commences on the commencement of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998.

             (2)  If this Act commences during a financial year (but not on 1 July of that financial year), this Act has effect in relation to that financial year subject to the modifications specified in the regulations.

3  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4  External Territories

                   This Act extends to each external Territory.

5  Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

indexation factor means the indexation factor calculated under section 8.

index number, in relation to a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number, being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities, published by the Australian Statistician in respect of that quarter.

levy imposition day, in relation to a life insurance company for a financial year, means:

                     (a)  if the life insurance company is a life insurance company on 1 July of the financial year—that day; or

                     (b)  in any other case—the day, during the financial year, on which the life insurance company becomes a life insurance company.

life insurance company means a company that is registered under section 21 of the Life Insurance Act 1995.

statutory upper limit means:

                     (a)  for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2020—$10,000,000; or

                     (b)  for a later financial year—the amount calculated by multiplying the statutory upper limit for the previous financial year by the indexation factor for the later financial year.

6  Imposition of life insurance supervisory levy

                   Levy payable in accordance with subsection 8(4) of the Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998 is imposed.

7  Amount of levy

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the amount of levy payable by a life insurance company for a financial year is the sum of the restricted levy component and the unrestricted levy component for the financial year.

Note:          For restricted levy component, see subsection (1A). For unrestricted levy component, see subsection (1B).

          (1A)  The restricted levy component for the financial year is:

                     (a)  unless paragraph (b) or (c) applies—the amount that, for the financial year, is the restricted levy percentage of the life insurance company’s levy base; or

                     (b)  if the amount worked out under paragraph (a) exceeds the maximum restricted levy amount for the financial year—the maximum restricted levy amount; or

                     (c)  if the amount worked out under paragraph (a) is less than the minimum restricted levy amount for the financial year—the minimum restricted levy amount.

Note:          The restricted levy percentage, maximum restricted levy amount, minimum restricted levy amount and the method of working out the life insurance company’s levy base are as determined under subsection (3).

          (1B)  The unrestricted levy component for the financial year is the amount that, for the financial year, is the unrestricted levy percentage of the life insurance company’s levy base.

Note:          The unrestricted levy percentage is as determined under subsection (3).

             (2)  If the levy imposition day for the life insurance company for the financial year is later than 1 July in the financial year, the amount of levy payable by the life insurance company for the financial year is the amount worked out using the following formula:

                  

             (3)  The Treasurer is, by legislative instrument, to determine:

                     (a)  the maximum restricted levy amount for each financial year; and

                     (b)  the minimum restricted levy amount for each financial year; and

                     (c)  the restricted levy percentage for each financial year; and

                    (ca)  the unrestricted levy percentage for each financial year; and

                     (d)  how a life insurance company’s levy base is to be worked out.

             (4)  An amount determined under subsection (3) as the maximum restricted levy amount for a financial year must not exceed the statutory upper limit for the financial year.

             (5)  The Treasurer’s determination under paragraph (3)(d) of how a life insurance company’s levy base is to be worked out is to include, but is not limited to, a determination of the day as at which the life insurance company’s levy base is to be worked out. That day must be:

                     (a)  if the life insurance company was a life insurance company at all times from and including 17 March of the previous financial year to and including the following 30 June—a day in the period from and including that 17 March to and including the following 14 April; or

                     (b)  if the life insurance company was not a life insurance company at all times from and including 17 March of the previous financial year to and including the following 30 June—the day after that 17 March when the life insurance company became, or becomes, a life insurance company.

             (6)  A determination under subsection (3) may make different provision for different classes of life insurance companies.

8  Calculation of indexation factor

             (1)  The indexation factor for a financial year is the number worked out by:

                     (a)  ascertaining the index number for the most recent quarter for which the Australian Statistician has published an index number, as at the start of the day on which the Treasurer makes the first determination under subsection 7(3) of an amount or percentage for the financial year; and

                     (b)  dividing that index number by the index number for the quarter 12 months before the quarter mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                     (c)  adding 0.030 to the number worked out under paragraph (b).

             (2)  The indexation factor is to be calculated to 3 decimal places, but increased by .001 if the 4th decimal place is more than 4.

             (3)  Calculations under subsection (1):

                     (a)  are to be made using only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period for the Consumer Price Index; and

                     (b)  are to be made disregarding index numbers that are published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period).

9  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of subsection 2(2).


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

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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

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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

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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

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998

57, 1998

29 June 1998

1 July 1998 (s 2(1))

 

Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999

44, 1999

17 June 1999

Sch 6 (item 25) and Sch 8 (items 22, 23): 17 June 1999 (s 3(1))

Sch 8 (items 22, 23)

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Act 2005

16, 2005

22 Feb 2005

22 Feb 2005 (s 2)

Sch 1 (item 7)

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Act 2007

154, 2007

24 Sept 2007

Sch 4 (items 51, 52): 24 Sept 2007 (s 2(1) item 7)

First Home Saver Accounts (Further Provisions) Amendment Act 2008

92, 2008

30 Sept 2008

Sch 3 (item 6): 1 July 2009 (s 2(1) item 3)

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2009

75, 2009

27 Aug 2009

Sch 1 (items 216, 217): 27 Feb 2010 (s 2(1) item 2)

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Act 2010

82, 2010

29 June 2010

Sch 5 (items 18–23): 1 July 2010 (s 2(1) item 16)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 2015

145, 2015

12 Nov 2015

Sch 4 (item 25): 10 Dec 2015 (s 2(1) item 7)

Life Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Act 2020

58, 2020

19 June 2020

20 June 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (item 6)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Title.....................................

am No 75, 2009

s 5........................................

am No 16, 2005; No 75, 2009; No 58, 2020

s 7........................................

am No 16, 2005; No 154, 2007; No 92, 2008; No 82, 2010; No 58, 2020

s 8........................................

am No 44, 1999; No 16, 2005; No 145, 2015; No 58, 2020