EXCISE ACT 1901

PART VI - PAYMENT OF DUTY, REMOVAL OF EXCISABLE GOODS FROM FACTORIES, AND EXCISE CONTROL  

SECTION 54   LIABILITY TO PAY DUTY  

54(1)  


The licensed manufacturer of excisable goods, or, where the owner of excisable goods enters them for home consumption, the owner of the goods, shall pay to the Collector, in accordance with this Act, the Excise duty on those goods.
Note:

For provisions about collection and recovery of the duty, see Part 4-15 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

54(2)  
If the manufacture of beer involves, in whole or in part, the provision to the public at particular premises of commercial facilities and equipment for use in the production of beer at those premises, then, despite subsection (1), only the person who provides those facilities and equipment at those premises is liable to pay excise duty on the beer.

54(3)  


If excisable goods are delivered to a relevant traveller (within the meaning of section 61E ) under a permission under that section, then, despite subsection (1) of this section, the relevant traveller (and no-one else) is liable to pay excise duty on the goods.

54(4)  


To avoid doubt, if the excisable goods are tobacco goods, only the licensed manufacturer of the goods is liable to pay Excise duty on the goods.
Note:

Under subsection 66(7), tobacco goods are taken to be entered, and delivered, for home consumption at the time they are manufactured.




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