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

Chapter 4 - The special rules  

Part 4-6 - Special rules mainly about tax periods  


The special rules in this Part mainly modify the operation of Part 2-6 , but they may affect other Parts of Chapter 2 in minor ways.

Division 151 - Annual tax periods  

Subdivision 151-A - Electing to have annual tax periods  

151-10   Making an annual tax period election  

You may, by notifying the Commissioner in the * approved form , make an * annual tax period election if you are eligible under section 151-5 .

Your election takes effect from:

(a) the start of the earliest tax period for which, on the day on which you make your election, your * GST return is not yet due (taking into account any further period the Commissioner allows under paragraph 31-8(1)(b) or 31-10(1)(b) ); or

(b) the start of such other tax period as the Commissioner allows, in accordance with a request you make in the * approved form .


Refusing a request to allow your election to take effect from the start of another tax period is a reviewable GST decision (see Subdivision 110-F in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 ).

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