Tax Laws Amendment (Improvements to Self Assessment) Act (No. 1) 2005 (75 of 2005)
Schedule 1 Shortfall interest charge
Part 2 Consequential amendments
Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
7 Subsection 204(3)
Repeal the subsection (including the notes), substitute:
(2) An amount of tax that a taxpayer is liable to pay because the Commissioner amends the taxpayer's assessment is due and payable on the 21st day after the day on which the Commissioner gives the taxpayer notice of the amended assessment.
(2A) An amount of shortfall interest charge that a taxpayer is liable to pay is due and payable on the 21st day after the day on which the Commissioner gives the taxpayer notice of the amount of the charge.
(3) If any of the tax or shortfall interest charge which a person is liable to pay remains unpaid after the time by which the tax or charge is due to be paid, the person is liable to pay the general interest charge on the unpaid amount for each day in the period that:
(a) started at the beginning of the day by which the tax or shortfall interest charge was due to be paid; and
(b) finishes at the end of the last day on which, at the end of the day, any of the following remains unpaid:
(i) the tax or shortfall interest charge;
(ii) general interest charge on any of the tax or shortfall interest charge.
Note 1: The general interest charge is worked out under Division 1 of Part IIA of the Taxation Administration Act 1953, and the shortfall interest charge is worked out under Division 280 in Schedule 1 to that Act.
Note 2: For provisions about collection and recovery of income tax and related amounts, see Part 4-15 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953.