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These regulations amend various Treasury portfolio regulations, including tax laws, corporations laws, superannuation laws, laws relating to consumer protection, and foreign investment laws, to make minor and technical amendments as part of the Government’s commitment to the care and maintenance of Treasury portfolio legislation.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 25 Jun 2021
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Tabled HR03-Aug-2021
Tabled Senate03-Aug-2021
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Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 24 June 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Michael Sukkar

Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Housing and Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 2

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          3

Part 1—Amendments commencing the day after registration                                            3

Division 1—Business day                                                                                                                     3

Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010                                                                                3

Division 2—Redundant provisions                                                                                                     3

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009                                                                                               3

Division 3—Minor amendment                                                                                                           4

Corporations Regulations 2001                                                                                                         4

Division 4—Compulsory third party insurance scheme                                                                 4

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Regulations 2019                                                  4

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                                                  5

Division 1—Extension of decision period                                                                                          5

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulation 2015                                                                  5

Division 2—Delegation                                                                                                                         5

Business Names Registration Regulations 2011                                                                             5

Division 3—Refund of excess low balance fees                                                                              5

Income Tax Assessment (1997 Act) Regulations 2021                                                                    5

Division 4—Fee disclosure statements                                                                                               6

Corporations Regulations 2001                                                                                                         6

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 June 2021

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 June 2021

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 1

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Act 2021 commences.

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

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) the first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this instrument is registered; and

(b) 1 January 2022.

1 January 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

5.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 3

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) 1 July 2021.

1 July 2021

(paragraph (b) applies)

6.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 4

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Advice Fees) Regulations 2021.

1 July 2021

(paragraph (b) applies)

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999;

                     (b)  the Business Names Registration Act 2011;

                     (c)  the Competition and Consumer Act 2010;

                     (d)  the Corporations Act 2001;

                     (e)  the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975;

                      (f)  the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (g)  the Tax Agent Services Act 2009.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments commencing the day after registration

Division 1—Business day

Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010

1  Regulation 16

Omit “day, other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day that is observed as a holiday in the Australian Public Service by virtue of section 76 of the Public Service Act 1922‑1973 in the place where the office is situated”, substitute “business day”.

Division 2—Redundant provisions

Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009

2  Regulation 4C

Repeal the regulation.

3  Regulation 4D (heading)

Omit “—on and after 1 March 2013”.

4  Subregulation 4D(1)

Repeal the subregulation.

5  Paragraphs 6(a) and 6A(a)

Omit “4C or”.

6  Subregulation 13(2)

Repeal the subregulation.

7  Subregulation 13(3) (definition of financial product advice)

Repeal the definition.

8  Schedule 1 (note to Schedule heading)

Omit “4C,”.

9  Paragraph 203(d) of Schedule 2

Omit “the application is made on or after 1 March 2013, and”.

10  Item 203 of Schedule 2 (note)

Repeal the note.

11  Subparagraph 205(a)(iii) of Schedule 2

Omit “the application is made on or after 1 March 2013, and”.

12  Paragraph 205(a) of Schedule 2 (note)

Repeal the note.

Division 3—Minor amendment

Corporations Regulations 2001

13  Paragraph 7.1.04N(3)(b)

Omit “(i) different”, substitute “(ii) different”.

Division 4—Compulsory third party insurance scheme

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Regulations 2019

14  Section 195‑1.01 (after table item 7)

Insert:

7A

Motor accident injuries insurance scheme

Motor Accident Injuries Act 2019 (ACT)

Part 2Other amendments

Division 1—Extension of decision period

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulation 2015

15  Section 60 (note)

After “period”, insert “or that period as extended under the Act”.

Division 2—Delegation

Business Names Registration Regulations 2011

16  Section 13

Repeal the section, substitute:

13  Delegation of functions and powers

                   For the purposes of subsection 80(1) of the Act, the Minister’s functions and powers under the following provisions are prescribed:

                     (a)  subsections 27(2), 28(2) and 32(3) of the Act;

                     (b)  subsections 9(1) and (2) of the Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2015 to the extent that each exercise of power under either of those subsections is in relation to a particular entity or business.

Division 3—Refund of excess low balance fees

Income Tax Assessment (1997 Act) Regulations 2021

17  At the end of subsection 291‑25.01(2)

Add:

             ; and (e)  not an amount mentioned in subsection 99G(6) of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 that is refunded in accordance with that subsection.

18  Subsection 291‑25.01(3)

Repeal the subsection (not including the heading), substitute:

             (3)  If the amount is allocated from a reserve and the amount does not meet the conditions in subsection (2), the conditions are that:

                     (a)  neither subsection (4) nor (5) applies to the amount; and

                     (b)  the amount is not an amount mentioned in subsection 99G(6) of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 that is refunded in accordance with that subsection.

19  In the appropriate position in Chapter 7

Insert:

Part 1000‑2Transitional matters relating to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments) Regulations 2021

  

1000‑2.01  Application of amendments

                   The amendments of section 291‑25.01 made by Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments) Regulations 2021 apply in relation to the 2021‑22 financial year and later financial years.

Division 4—Fee disclosure statements

Corporations Regulations 2001

20  Regulation 7.7A.11

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

7.7A.11  Fee disclosure statements

Product fees

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 962H(3)(a) of the Act, information about a product fee mentioned in subregulation 7.7A.10(3) is not required by subsection 962H(2) or (2A) of the Act.

Ongoing fee arrangements during transition period

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraphs 962H(2)(f) and 962H(3)(a) of the Act, a fee disclosure statement for:

                     (a)  an ongoing fee arrangement that is in force immediately before 1 July 2021; and

                     (b)  a transition day (within the meaning of Part 10.46 of the Act);

is not required to include, but is required to include a reasonable estimate of, the following:

                     (c)  an amount mentioned in paragraph 962H(2)(a) of the Act if the amount relates to the period of 60 days ending immediately before that transition day;

                     (d)  information about a service mentioned in paragraph 962H(2)(d) of the Act if the service was received during the period of 60 days ending immediately before that transition day.

Note:          This provision relates to sections 962G and 962H of the Act as modified for the 12‑month transition period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022: see section 1673C of the Act.