SUPERANNUATION CONTRIBUTIONS TAX (ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION) ACT 1997

PART 3 - ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF SURCHARGE AND ADVANCE INSTALMENTS  

SECTION 20   ASSESSMENT OF LIABILITY TO ADDITIONAL SURCHARGE  

20(1)   Application.  

This section applies if:


(a) after the making of an assessment of surcharge (the previous assessment ) on a member's surchargeable contributions for a financial year:


(i) the member's adjusted taxable income for the financial year is increased or reduced and the increase or reduction affects a person's liability to pay the surcharge; or

(ii) the amount of the contributions is greater or less than the amount that was taken to be the amount of the contributions for the purposes of the previous assessment; and


(b) the person who was the holder of the surchargeable contributions when the previous assessment was made is no longer the holder of the surchargeable contributions.

20(2)   Additional application.  

This section also applies if:


(a) under an assessment of surcharge (the previous assessment ) on a member's surchargeable contributions for a financial year, the rate of surcharge that applies to the member on particular surchargeable contributions for that financial year was assessed to be nil because paragraph 5(3)(e) of the Superannuation Contributions Tax Imposition Act 1997 applied to the member; and


(b) the rate of surcharge that applies to the member on those contributions for that financial year is afterwards determined to be greater than nil; and


(c) the person who was the holder of the surchargeable contributions when the previous assessment was made is no longer the holder of the surchargeable contributions.

20(3)   Further assessment.  

The Commissioner must comply with subsection 15(1) in respect of the member for the financial year as if the action previously taken by the Commissioner under that subsection had not been taken. However, nothing in this section affects the action previously taken.

20(4)   Increase in surcharge.  

If, under an assessment (the new assessment ) made because of subsection (3), the amount of surcharge payable exceeds the amount payable under the previous assessment, only the amount of the excess is to be assessed as payable under the new assessment.

20(5)   No change in surcharge.  

If, under an assessment (the new assessment ) made because of subsection (3), the amount of surcharge payable is equal to the amount payable under the previous assessment, no amount of surcharge is to be assessed as payable under the new assessment.

20(6)   Reduction in surcharge.  

If, under an assessment (the new assessment ) made because of subsection (3), the amount of surcharge payable is less than the amount payable under the previous assessment:


(a) no amount of surcharge is to be assessed as payable under the new assessment; and


(b) the difference is to be applied in reduction of any liability of the holder of the surchargeable contributions under this Act; and


(c) any amount remaining is to be paid to the holder of the surchargeable contributions.

20(7)   New assessment not to be made in certain circumstances.  

The Commissioner must not make a new assessment if, were the new assessment an amendment of the previous assessment, section 17A would have precluded the amendment of the previous assessment.




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