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This instrument amends the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Regulations 2020 to double foreign investment fees and provide clarity by updating references in indexation provisions.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 21 Jul 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
To be repealed 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022

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 21 July 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Dr Jim Chalmers

Treasurer

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                                                   2

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Regulations 2020                                  2

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                                               5

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Regulations 2020                                  5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022.

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.  The whole of this instrument

29 July 2022.

29 July 2022

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 Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Act 2015.

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 1Main amendments

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Regulations 2020

1  Section 10 (table item 1, column 2)

Omit “$6,350”, substitute “$13,200”.

2  Section 10 (table item 2, column 2, subparagraph (a)(i))

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

3  Section 10 (table item 2, column 2, paragraph (b))

Omit “$500,000”, substitute “$1,045,000”.

4  Section 10 (table item 3, column 2, subparagraph (a)(i))

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

5  Section 10 (table item 3, column 2, paragraph (b))

Omit “$500,000”, substitute “$1,045,000”.

6  Section 12

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

7  Section 16

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

8  Section 27 (table item 1, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

9  Section 27 (table item 2, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

10  Section 28 (table item 1, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

11  Section 28 (table item 2, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

12  Subsections 30(1) and 31(1)

Omit “$27,100”, substitute “$56,600”.

13  Subsection 40(1) (table item 1, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

14  Subsection 40(1) (table item 2, column headed “the amount of the fee is:”)

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

15  Paragraph 41(1)(a)

Omit “$12,700”, substitute “$26,400”.

16  Paragraphs 53(1)(a) and (2)(a)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

17  Subsection 54(1)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

18  Paragraph 54(3)(a)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

19  Subsection 55(1)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

20  Paragraph 55(3)(a)

Omit “$2,000”, substitute “$4,000”.

21  Subsection 59(2)

Omit “1 July 2021”, substitute “1 July 2023”.

22  Paragraph 59(4)(a)

Omit “1 July 2021”, substitute “1 July 2023”.

23  Subsection 60(1) (formula)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

Start formula start fraction Sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending on 31 March just before the start of the relevant financial year over Sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending on 31 March 2022 end fraction end formula

24  After Part 5

Insert:

Part 5AFee cap

  

61A  Fee cap

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a fee imposed by section 5 of the Act if, apart from this section, the amount of the fee worked out under this instrument would exceed the amount (the fee cap) referred to in subsection 6(3) of the Act (as indexed under section 7 of the Act).

             (2)  Despite anything else in this instrument, the amount of the fee is equal to the fee cap.

Part 2Application of amendments

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Regulations 2020

25  In the appropriate position in Part 6

Insert:

Division 3Transitional matters relating to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022

66  Application of amendments

             (1)  The amendments of this instrument made by Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the amending regulations apply in relation to fees that become payable on or after 29 July 2022.

             (2)  In this section:

amending regulations means the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Fee Doubling) Regulations 2022.