TAXATION ADMINISTRATION ACT 1953

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

Note: See section 3AA .

Chapter 2 - Collection, recovery and administration of income tax  

PART 2-5 - PAY AS YOU GO (PAYG) WITHHOLDING  

Division 16 - Payer ' s obligations and rights  

Subdivision 16-A - To withhold  

Penalties for not withholding

SECTION 16-30   FAILURE TO WITHHOLD: ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY FOR ENTITY OTHER THAN EXEMPT AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AGENCY  

16-30(1)  
An entity (except an *exempt Australian government agency) that:


(a) fails to withhold an amount as required by Division 12 ; or


(b) fails to pay an amount to the Commissioner as required by Division 12A , 13 or 14 ;

is liable to pay to the Commissioner a penalty equal to that amount.

Note 1:

An entity may become liable under this section in respect of a payment it made or received that is taken to have been subject to withholding tax as a result of a Commissioner ' s determination under subsection 177F(2A) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (see also subsection 177F(2F) of that Act).

Note 2:

Division 298 in this Schedule contains machinery provisions for administrative penalties.

16-30(2)  


Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a failure to pay an amount to the Commissioner as required by Subdivision 14-E if:


(a) the amount relates to a *taxable supply of *new residential premises (other than *commercial residential premises); and


(b) the entity was given a notice under section 14-255 :


(i) stating that the premises are not new residential premises; or

(ii) indicating that the entity will not be required to pay an amount to the Commissioner under section 14-250 in relation to the supply; and


(c) at the time *consideration for the supply (other than consideration provided as a deposit) is first provided, there was nothing in:


(i) the contract for the supply; or

(ii) any other circumstances relating to the supply;
that made it unreasonable for the entity to believe that the statement or indication was correct.

16-30(3)  


Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a failure to pay an amount to the Commissioner in relation to a *taxable supply as required by Subdivision 14-E if:


(a) the entity required to pay the amount in relation to the supply gives the supplier a bank cheque on or before the day *consideration for the supply (other than consideration provided as a deposit) is first provided; and


(b) the bank cheque is for the amount the entity is required to pay to the Commissioner, and is payable to the Commissioner.




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