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SLI 2015 No. 156 Regulations as made
This regulation repeals the Income Tax Regulations 1936 and amends the Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997, the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997 and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994, following the remaking of the Income Tax Regulations 1936 as the Income Tax Assessment (1936 Act) Regulation 2015.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 09 Sep 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Sep-2015
Tabled Senate14-Sep-2015
Date of repeal 11 Sep 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Select Legislative Instrument No. 156, 2015

Issued by authority of the Assistant Treasurer

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

Income Tax and Other Laws (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2015

Section 266 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Act), section 909-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, section 200 of the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 and section 353 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 each provide that the Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters required or permitted by each Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to each Act.

The purpose of the Income Tax and Other Laws (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2015 (Regulation) is to make consequential amendments as a result of the Income Tax Assessment (1936 Act) Regulation 2015 (ITAR 2015).  The ITAR 2015 remakes the Income Tax Regulations 1936 prior to their scheduled sunsetting on 1 October 2015 under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

The Regulation repeals the Income Tax Regulations 1936 and updates cross‑references to the Income Tax Regulations 1936 in the Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997, the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997 and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994.

The Regulation commences at the same time as the ITAR 2015 (the day after registration) and applies to the 2015‑2016 year of income and later years of income.

The Acts do not specify any conditions that need to be met before the power to make the Regulation is exercised.

Due to the minor and consequential nature of the changes the Regulation was not released for public consultation.

 


 

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Income Tax and Other Laws (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2015

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

The purpose of the Income Tax and Other Laws (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2015 (Regulation) is to make consequential amendments as a result of the Income Tax Assessment (1936 Act) Regulation 2015 (ITAR 2015).  The ITAR 2015 remakes the Income Tax Regulations 1936 prior to their scheduled sunsetting on 1 October 2015 under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

The Regulation repeals the Income Tax Regulations 1936 and updates cross‑references to the Income Tax Regulations 1936 in the Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997, the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997 and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994.

Human rights implications

This Legislative Instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

Conclusion

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.