Goods and Services Tax Ruling

GSTR 2000/4W

Goods and services tax: appropriations

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Notice of Withdrawal

Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2000/4 is withdrawn with effect from today.

1. GSTR 2000/4 deals with the application of paragraph 9-15(3)(c) of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to payments made between government related entities that are specifically covered by an appropriation under an Australian law. The matters addressed in the Ruling are now dealt with in GSTR 2004/5 which issues today.

2. GSTR 2004/5 has been prepared in response to feedback from Commonwealth, State and Territory government bodies that GSTR 2000/4 requires further clarification. GSTR 2004/5 provides a more extensive discussion on what is meant by the term 'specifically covered by an appropriation'. GSTR 2004/5 also includes further discussion on the nature of appropriations and the related funding arrangements. Additional examples have been included to assist in explaining how the Tax Office view applies in these situations.

Commissioner of Taxation
30 June 2004


ATO references:
NO 2003/11684

ISSN: 1443-5160

Related Rulings/Determinations:

GSTR 2004/5

GSTR 2000/4W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  29 March 2000 Original ruling  
  12 April 2000 Consolidated ruling Erratum
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