INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936 (ARCHIVE)

PART VII - PENALTY TAX  

SECTION 226Y   226Y   REDUCTION OF PENALTY TAX - DISCLOSURE AFTER TAX AUDIT NOTIFIED  
If:


(a) under a shortfall section a taxpayer is liable to pay additional tax in respect of a year of income because of a tax shortfall or part of a tax shortfall; and


(b) after the Commissioner had informed the taxpayer that a tax audit relating to the taxpayer in respect of the year was to be carried out, the taxpayer voluntarily told the Commissioner, in writing, about the shortfall or part; and


(c) telling the Commissioner could reasonably be estimated to have saved the Commissioner a significant amount of time or significant resources in the audit;

the amount of the additional tax is reduced by 20%.


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