TAXATION ADMINISTRATION ACT 1953
Note: See section 3AA .Chapter 2 - Collection, recovery and administration of income tax
Note: A Commissioner ' s Remedial Power (CRP 2017/1) is relevant to this part of the tax law. Taxation Administration (Remedial Power - Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding) Determination 2017 (F2017L00992) modifies the operation of s 18-15 , 18-20 and 18-25 in Sch 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 as follows:
To the extent that an entity ' s entitlement to a credit referred to in s 18-15 , 18-20 or 18-25 in Sch 1 to TAA is in respect of an amount paid to the Commissioner under Subdiv 14-D of Sch 1 to TAA, treat the entitlement as arising in the income year in which the transaction causing that application of Subdiv 14-D is recognised for income tax purposes for the entity. The modification applies in respect of transactions entered into on or after 1 July 2016.
An entity must treat a modification as not applying to it or any other entity if the modification would produce a less favourable result for it. The Commissioner is empowered by s 370-5 of Sch 1 to TAA to make modifications, by legislative instrument, to ensure the law is administered to achieve its intended purpose or object.
The amount of the * PAYG withholding non-compliance tax the individual must pay as mentioned in section 18-125 is reduced if the Commissioner gives a notice to the individual under this section. Notice 18-130(2)
The Commissioner must give a written notice to the individual on a day (the reduction notice day ) (whether before, on or after the day (if any) the Commissioner gives the individual the relevant notice under section 18-140 ), if the Commissioner is satisfied that:
(a) because of illness or for some other good reason, it would have been unreasonable to expect the individual to take part, and the individual did not take part, in the management of the company at any time during the period:
(i) starting on a day on or by which the company was required to pay any of the total mentioned in paragraph 18-125(1)(c) to the Commissioner under subsection 16-70(1) ; and
(ii) ending on the reduction notice day; or
(b) the individual took all reasonable steps to ensure that one of the following happened:
(i) the directors (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 ) of the company caused the company to pay the total of the amounts mentioned in paragraph 18-125(1)(c) to the Commissioner;
(ii) the directors caused an administrator of the company to be appointed under section 436A , 436B or 436C of the Corporations Act 2001 ;
(iii) the directors caused the company to begin to be wound up (within the meaning of that Act);
or there were no reasonable steps the individual could have taken to ensure that any of those things happened.18-130(3)
In determining what are reasonable steps for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the Commissioner must have regard to:
(a) when, and for how long, the individual was a director and took part in the management of the company; and
(b) all other relevant circumstances. Amount of reduction 18-130(4)
The amount of the reduction is the amount stated in the notice. 18-130(5)
In determining the amount to state in the notice, the Commissioner must have regard to:
(a) in a case to which paragraph (2)(a) applies - when, and for how long, the individual could not have been expected to take part, and did not take part, in the management of the company; and
(b) in a case to which paragraph (2)(b) applies - when, and for how long, the individual was a director and took part in the management of the company; and
(c) in either case - what is fair and reasonable in the circumstances. Effect of reduction 18-130(6)
The amount of the * PAYG withholding non-compliance tax the individual must pay is treated as always having been that amount as reduced under this section.