Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Act 2012 (39 of 2012)

Schedule 1   Assessment of amounts under indirect tax laws

Part 1   Amendments commencing on 1 July 2012

Division 3   Other amendments

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
81   Sections 93-1 and 93-5

Repeal the sections, substitute:

93-1 What this Division is about

Your entitlements to input tax credits for creditable acquisitions cease unless they are included in your assessed net amounts within a limited period (generally 4 years).

However, this time limit does not apply in certain limited cases.

93-5 Time limit on entitlements to input tax credits

(1) You cease to be entitled to an input tax credit for a *creditable acquisition to the extent that the input tax credit has not been taken into account, in an *assessment of a *net amount of yours, during the period of 4 years after the day on which you were required to give to the Commissioner a *GST return for the tax period to which the input tax credit would be attributable under subsection 29-10(1) or (2).

Note: Section 93-10 sets out circumstances in which your entitlement to the input tax credit does not cease under this section.

(2) This section has effect despite section 11-20 (which is about entitlement to input tax credits).

Note: You must hold a valid tax invoice relating to a creditable acquisition to be entitled to have an input tax credit for that acquisition taken into account in working out your assessed net amount for a tax period: see subsection 29-10(3).