TAXATION ADMINISTRATION ACT 1953

SCHEDULE 1 - COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF INCOME TAX AND OTHER LIABILITIES  

Note: See section 3AA.

Chapter 5 - Administration  

PART 5-25 - RECORD-KEEPING AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO TAXPAYERS  

Division 388 - Requirements about giving material to the Commissioner  

Subdivision 388-B - General provisions  

SECTION 388-50   APPROVED FORMS  

388-50(1)  
A return, notice, statement, application or other document under a *taxation law is in the approved form if, and only if:


(a) it is in the form approved in writing by the Commissioner for that kind of return, notice, statement, application or other document; and


(b) it contains a declaration signed by a person or persons as the form requires (see section 388-75); and


(c) it contains the information that the form requires, and any further information, statement or document as the Commissioner requires, whether in the form or otherwise; and


(d) for a return, notice, statement, application or document that is required to be given to the Commissioner - it is given in the manner that the Commissioner requires (which may include electronically).

388-50(1A)  
Despite subsection (1), a document that satisfies paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (d) but not paragraph (1)(c) is also in the approved form if it contains the information required by the Commissioner. The Commissioner must specify the requirement in writing.

388-50(2)  
The Commissioner may combine in the same *approved form more than one return, notice, statement, application or other document.

388-50(3)  
The Commissioner may approve a different *approved form for different entities.

Example:

The Commissioner may require high wealth individuals to lodge a different income tax return to that required to be lodged by an individual whose only income is a salary.




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