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This declaration specifies the first interest factor to be used for financial year commencing on and after 1 July 2013.
Administered by: Finance
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 06
Registered 21 May 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-May-2013
Tabled Senate17-Jun-2013

I, PENELOPE YING YEN WONG, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, make the following Declaration under paragraph 3E (1) (a) of the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988.

Dated 7th May 2013

PENELOPE YING YEN WONG

Minister for Finance and Deregulation


1              Name of Declaration

                This Declaration is the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) (First Interest Factor) Declaration 2013.

2              Commencement

                This Declaration commences on 1 July 2013.

3              Definitions

                In this Declaration:

Act means the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988.

Interest rate means a rate equal to the estimated closing yield last published by the Reserve Bank of Australia before 1 June in the financial year immediately preceding the relevant financial year in respect of 10-year non-rebate Treasury Bonds.

Number of days means:

                (a)    in the case of an employee who becomes a fund employee during the relevant financial year — the number of days in the period:

                          (i)    starting on the last day of the first pay period for the employee ending after 1 July of the relevant financial year; and

                         (ii)    ending at the end of the day on which an amount first becomes payable under section 4F of the Act; or

               (b)    in the case of an employee in respect of whom an interim benefit becomes payable under section 6 of the Act during the relevant financial year — the number of days between:

                          (i)    the last day of the first pay period for the employee ending after 1 July of the relevant financial year; and

                         (ii)    the day on which the interim benefit becomes payable; or

                (c)    in the case of an employee who does not become a fund employee during the relevant financial year, and in respect of whom an interim benefit does not become payable during that year — the number of days between:

                          (i)    the last day of the first pay period for the employee ending after 1 July of the relevant financial year; and

                         (ii)    30 June of the relevant financial year.

Relevant financial year means a period commencing on 1 July and ending on 30 June the following calendar year, which:

(a)        commences on or after 1 July 2013; and

(b)       is the financial year to which the first interest factor is to be applied in relation to an employee under section 8A of the Act.

4              Application

                This Declaration declares the first interest factor, for the purposes of section 8A of the Act, to be applied for the 2013‑2014 financial year and each subsequent financial year.

                Example

                A person first becomes an employee on 1 May 2006, and becomes a fund member on 1 August 2014.

                The first interest factors to be applied for each financial year in the period between 1 May 2006 and 30 June 2013 are found in previous annual Declarations.

                To determine the first interest factor for the 2013-2014 financial year, apply the formula in section 5 of this Declaration, using 2013-2014 as the relevant financial year.

                To determine the first interest factor for the 2014-2015 financial year, apply the formula in section 5 of this Declaration, using 2014-2015 as the relevant financial year.

5              Declared first interest factor

                For section 8A of the Act, the declared first interest factor for the relevant financial year is:

Interest rate x Number of days

730

 

               

Note

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