EXCISE TARIFF ACT 1921

SECTION 6AA   INDEXING OF TOBACCO DUTY RATE UNDER SUBITEM 5.1 OF THE SCHEDULE  

6AA(1)  


If the indexation factor for an indexation day is at least 1, the rate of duty set out in subitem 5.1 of the Schedule (the tobacco duty rate ) is, on that day, replaced by the rate of duty worked out using the formula:


Tobacco duty rate on the day before the indexation day × Indexation factor for the indexation day × Additional factor for the indexation day

Note:

For indexation factor see subsections (3) and (5) , for indexation day see subsection (12) and for additional factor see subsection (6) .

6AA(2)  


The amount worked out under subsection (1) is to be rounded to 5 decimal places (rounding up if the sixth decimal place is 5 or more). Indexation factor

6AA(3)  
The indexation factor for an indexation day is the number worked out using the formula:


AWOTE amount for the most recent reference quarter before the indexation day
AWOTE amount for the base quarter

Note:

For AWOTE amount , reference quarter and base quarter see subsection (12) .

6AA(4)  
The indexation factor is to be worked out to 3 decimal places (rounding up if the fourth decimal place is 5 or more).

6AA(5)  


Despite subsection (3) , treat the indexation factor for 1 September 2014, 1 September 2015, 1 September 2016, 1 September 2017, 1 September 2018, 1 September 2019 or 1 September 2020 as 1 if, on that day, it would otherwise be less than 1. Additional factor

6AA(6)  
The additional factor for an indexation day is:


(a) 1.125, if the indexation day is 1 September 2014, 1 September 2015, 1 September 2016, 1 September 2017, 1 September 2018, 1 September 2019 or 1 September 2020; or


(b) 1, for each other indexation day.

Effect of delay in publication of AWOTE amount

6AA(7)  
If the AWOTE amount for the most recent reference quarter before the indexation day is published by the Statistician on a day (the publication day ) that is not at least 5 days before the indexation day, then, despite subsection (1) , any replacement of a tobacco duty rate under subsection (1) happens on the fifth day after the publication day. Effect of Excise Tariff alteration

6AA(8)  
If an Excise Tariff alteration proposed in the Parliament proposes to substitute, on and after a particular day, a rate for a tobacco duty rate, treat that substitution as having had effect on and after that day for the purposes of this section. Publication of substituted AWOTE amounts

6AA(9)  
If the Statistician publishes an estimate of full time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings for persons in Australia for a period for which such an estimate was previously published by the Statistician, the publication of the later estimate is to be disregarded for the purposes of this section. Application of replacement rate

6AA(10)  
If a tobacco duty rate is replaced under this section on a particular day, the replacement rate applies in relation to goods entered for home consumption on or after that day. Publication of replacement rate

6AA(11)  
The CEO must, on or as soon as practicable after the day a tobacco duty rate is replaced under this section, publish a notice in the Gazette advertising the replacement rate and the goods it applies to. Definitions

6AA(12)  
In this section:

AWOTE amount
, for a quarter, means the estimate of the full time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings for persons in Australia for the middle month of the quarter published by the Statistician in relation to that month.

base quarter
means the June quarter or December quarter that has the highest AWOTE amount of all the June quarters and December quarters that occur:


(a) before the most recent reference quarter before the indexation day; and


(b) after the December quarter of 2012.

December quarter
means a period of 3 months starting on 1 October.

indexation day
means each 1 March and 1 September.

June quarter
means a period of 3 months starting on 1 April.

reference quarter
means the June quarter or December quarter.




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