A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999

Part 3 - Agreements spanning 1 July 2000  

Division 2 - Agreements also spanning 1 July 2005  

Subdivision B - Payment of GST payable by recipients of supplies  

15G   Bad debts  

(1)  
This section has effect if:


(a) you are the recipient of a taxable supply for which the GST is payable by you because of this Division; and


(b) the whole or part of the consideration for the supply has not been received by the supplier; and


(c) the supplier writes off as bad the whole or a part of the debt, or the whole or a part of the debt has been overdue for 12 months or more.

(2)  
Section 21-5 of the GST Act does not apply to the taxable supply.

(3)  
Instead, you have a decreasing adjustment equal to 10% of the amount written off, or 10% of the amount that has been overdue for 12 months or more, as the case requires. However, you cannot have an adjustment under this section if you account on a cash basis.

(4)  
You have an increasing adjustment if:


(a) you were the recipient of a taxable supply in relation to which you had a decreasing adjustment under subsection (3); and


(b) you subsequently pay to the supplier the whole or a part of the amount written off, or the whole or a part of the amount that has been overdue for 12 months or more, as the case requires.

The amount of the increasing adjustment is 10% of the amount paid.




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