Repeal of the tax bonus for working Australians

The Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Act 2013 received royal assent on 27 May 2014 and has an effect from 28 May 2014. No further tax bonus payments can be issued by the Australian Taxation Office under any circumstance, including:

  • where an amended assessment for the 2007–08 income year results in an outstanding entitlement to the tax bonus
  • a request to re-issue a new payment where the original cheque has been lost, stolen or is stale (that is, 15 months has passed from the date of the original cheque).

Tax bonus payments dated before 28 May 2014 and not classified as stale will be honoured if banked by the taxpayer.

Legislation and supporting material

The following legislation received royal assent on 27 May 2014:

Media Release

    Last modified: 10 Jun 2014QC 38279