Taxation Administration Act 1953
Subsection 2(2) specifies laws that are not taxation laws for the purposes of this Part.
A person who refuses or fails, when and as required under or pursuant to a taxation law to do so:
(a) to give any information or document to the Commissioner or another person; or
(aa) to give information to the Commissioner in the manner in which it is required under a taxation law to be given; or
(b) to lodge an instrument with the Commissioner or another person for assessment; or
(c) (Repealed by No 101 of 2006 )
(d) to notify the Commissioner or another person of a matter or thing; or
(e) to produce a book, paper, record or other document to the Commissioner or another person; or
(f) to attend before the Commissioner or another person; or
(fa) to comply with an education direction in accordance with subsection 384-15(3) in Schedule 1 ; or
(g) to apply for registration or cancellation of registration under the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 ; or
(h) to comply with a requirement under subsection 45A(2) of the Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000 ; or
(i) to comply with subsection 82-10F(4) of the Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 ;
commits an offence.
An offence under subsection (1) is an offence of absolute liability.
For absolute liability , see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .
Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that the person is not capable of complying with the relevant paragraph.
A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (1B), see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .
For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a) and (d), a person shall not be taken to have refused or failed to furnish information to the Commissioner or another person, or to notify the Commissioner or another person of a matter or thing, merely because the person has refused or failed to quote the person ' s tax file number to the Commissioner or other person.