A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Chapter 6 - Interpreting this Act  

Part 6-3 - Dictionary  

Division 195 - Dictionary  

195-1   Dictionary  


In this Act, except so far as the contrary intention appears:

90% owned group
has the meaning given by section 190-1 .

100% subsidiary
has the meaning given by section 975-505 of the * ITAA 1997 .

ABN
has the meaning given by section 41 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 .

account on a cash basis
: you account on a cash basis while a choice you make under section 29-40 , or a permission of the Commissioner under section 29-45 in relation to you, has effect.

account on the same basis
: 2 or more * companies account on the same basis if:


(a) each company * accounts on a cash basis ; or


(b) none of the companies account on a cash basis.

ACNC-registered charity
means an entity that is registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 as the type of entity mentioned in column 1 of item 1 of the table in subsection 25-5(5) of that Act.

ACNC-registered religious institution
means an institution that is:


(a) an * ACNC-registered charity ; and


(b) registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 as the subtype of entity mentioned in column 2 of item 4 of the table in subsection 25-5(5) of that Act.

acquisition
has the meaning given by section 11-10 .

actual application of a thing
has the meaning given by section 129-40 .

additional consideration
includes the meaning given by subsection 133-5(3) .

adjustment
means an * increasing adjustment or a * decreasing adjustment .

adjustment event
has the meaning given by sections 19-10 and 69-50 .

adjustment note
means a document that complies with the requirements of subsection 29-75(1) and (if applicable) section 54-50 .

adjustment period
has the meaning given by Subdivision 129-B .

adult and community education course
means a course of study or instruction that is likely to add to the employment related skills of people undertaking the course and:


(a) is of a kind determined by the *Student Assistance Minister to be an adult and community education course and is provided by, or on behalf of, a body:


(i) that is a * higher education institution ; or

(ii) that is recognised, by a State or Territory authority, as a provider of courses of a kind described in the determination; or

(iii) that is funded by a State or Territory on the basis that it is a provider of courses of a kind described in the determination; or


(b) is determined by the Student Assistance Minister to be an adult and community education course.

Aged Care Minister
means the Minister administering the Aged Care Act 1997 .

Aged Care Secretary
means the Secretary of the Department that administers the Aged Care Act 1997 .

aircraft ' s stores
has the meaning given by section 130C of the Customs Act 1901 .

airport shop goods
has the same meaning as in the Customs Act 1901.

amalgamated company
, in relation to an * amalgamation , means the single * company that is, or will be, the result of the amalgamation, and that continues, or will continue, after the amalgamation. It may be one of the * amalgamating companies or a new company.

amalgamating company
, in relation to an * amalgamation , means any * company that amalgamates with one or more other companies under the amalgamation.

amalgamation
means any procedure, under an * Australian law or a * foreign law , by which 2 or more * companies amalgamate and continue as one company.

amount
includes a nil amount.

annual apportionment election
means an election made under section 131-10 .

annual apportionment turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 131-5(2) .

annual GST liability
, for an * instalment tax period , has the meaning given by section 162-145 .

annual tax period
has the meaning given by section 151-40 .

annual tax period election
means an election made under section 151-10 .

annual turnover
(Repealed by No 80 of 2007)

annual turnover of financial supplies
(Repealed by No 92 of 2000)

apply
, in relation to a thing acquired or imported, has the meaning given by section 129-55 .

appropriate percentage
, for a * GST instalment quarter , has the meaning given by subsection 162-175(5) .

approved form
has the meaning given by section 388-50 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

approved pathology practitioner
means a person who is an approved pathology practitioner for the purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973 .

approved valuation
has the meaning given by subsection 75-35(2) .

assessable income
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

assessable professional income
has the meaning given by subsection 405-20(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

assessed GST
, on:


(a) a * taxable supply under section 78-50 (settlements of insurance claim) or 105-5 (supplies by creditors in satisfaction of debts); or


(b) a * taxable importation ;

means the GST * assessed on the taxable supply or taxable importation.

assessed net amount
, for a * tax period , means the * net amount * assessed for the tax period.

assessment
has the meaning given by the * ITAA 1997 .

associate
has the meaning given by section 318 of the * ITAA 1936 .

at least a 90% stake
in a * company has the meaning given by section 190-5 .

Australia
(Repealed by No 2 of 2015)

Australian-based business recipient
has the meaning given by subsection 9-26(2) .

Australian Business Register
means the register established under section 24 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 .

Australian Business Registrar
means the Registrar of the * Australian Business Register .

Australian consumer
has the meaning given by subsection 9-25(7) and affected by section 84-100 .

Australian fee or charge
means a fee or charge (however described), other than an *Australian tax, imposed under an *Australian law and payable to an *Australian government agency.

Australian government agency
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

Australian law
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

Australian resident
means a person who is a resident of Australia for the purposes of the * ITAA 1936 .

Australian tax
means a tax (however described) imposed under an *Australian law.

Australian tax, fee or charge
(Repealed by No 41 of 2011)

average income
has the meaning given by subsection 392-45(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

average input tax credit fraction
has the meaning given by section 79-100 .

base year
has the meaning given by sections 45-320 and 45-470 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

batch repair process
has the meaning given by section 117-5 .

beverage
has the meaning given by subsection 38-4(2) .

borrowing
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

business
includes any profession, trade, employment, vocation or calling, but does not include occupation as an employee.

business day
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the *ITAA 1997.

car
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

car depreciation limit
(Repealed by No 77 of 2001)

car limit
has the meaning given by section 40-230 of the * ITAA 1997 .

car parts
, in relation to * cars , includes:


(a) bodies for those cars (including insulated bodies, tank-bodies, and other bodies designed for the transport or delivery of goods or other property of particular kinds); and


(b) underbody hoists, and other equipment or apparatus of a kind ordinarily fitted to cars for use in connection with the transport or delivery of goods or other property by those road vehicles.

carried on in Australia
(Repealed by No 2 of 2015)

carried on in the indirect tax zone
, in relation to an *enterprise, has the meaning given by section 9-27 .

carrying on
an * enterprise includes doing anything in the course of the commencement or termination of the enterprise.

cash accounting turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 29-40(3) .

cease to be a member of a GST group
(Repealed by No 12 of 2012)

cease to be a participant of a GST joint venture
(Repealed by No 12 of 2012)

Child Care Minister
means the Minister administering the Child Care Act 1972 and the family assistance law (within the meaning of section 3 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 .

commercial accommodation
has the meaning given by section 87-15 .

commercial residential premises
means:


(a) a hotel, motel, inn, hostel or boarding house; or


(b) premises used to provide accommodation in connection with a * school ; or


(c) a * ship that is mainly let out on hire in the ordinary course of a * business of letting ships out on hire; or


(d) a ship that is mainly used for * entertainment or transport in the ordinary course of a * business of providing ships for entertainment or transport; or


(da) a marina at which one or more of the berths are occupied, or are to be occupied, by * ships used as residences; or


(e) a caravan park or a camping ground; or


(f) anything similar to * residential premises described in paragraphs (a) to (e).

However, it does not include premises to the extent that they are used to provide accommodation to students in connection with an * education institution that is not a * school .

Commissioner
means the Commissioner of Taxation.

Commonwealth entity
(Repealed by No 58 of 2006)

community care
(Repealed by No 76 of 2013)

company
means:


(a) a body corporate; or


(b) any other unincorporated association or body of persons;

but does not include a * partnership or a * non-entity joint venture .

complying superannuation fund
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

Comptroller-General of Customs
has the same meaning as in the Customs Act 1901 .

compulsory third party scheme
is a scheme or arrangement:


(a) that is established by an * Australian law ; and


(b) that is specified in the regulations, or that is of a kind specified in the regulations, made for the purposes of this definition.

connected with Australia
(Repealed by No 2 of 2015)

connected with the indirect tax zone
, in relation to a supply, has the meaning given by sections 9-25 , 84-75 , 85-5 and 126-27 .

Note:

This meaning is also affected by sections 9-26 , 84-83 and 96-5 .

consideration
, for a supply or acquisition, means any consideration, within the meaning given by sections 9-15 and 9-17 , in connection with the supply or acquisition.

Note:

This meaning is affected by sections 75-12 , 75-13 , 75-14 , 78-20 , 78-35 , 78-45 , 78-50 , 78-65 , 78-70 , 79-60 , 79-65 , 79-80 , 80-15 , 80-55 , 81-5 , 81-10 , 81-15 , 82-5 , 82-10 , 99-5 , 100-5 , 100-12 and 102-5 .

consolidated group
has the meaning given by section 703-5 of the * ITAA 1997 .

consumer
has the meaning given by section 84-75 .

contributing operator
has the meaning given by subparagraph 80-5(1)(c)(ii) , 80-40(1)(c)(ii) or 80-80(1)(c)(ii) .

contributing operator ' s payment
has the meaning given by subsection 80-5(3) , 80-40(3) or 80-80(3) .

contribution amount
has the meaning given by paragraph 721-25(1)(b) of the * ITAA 1997 .

corrected GST amount
has the meaning given by paragraph 19-40(c) .

corrected input tax credit amount
has the meaning given by paragraph 19-70(c) .

course materials
, in relation to an * education course , means materials provided by the entity supplying the course that are necessarily consumed or transformed by the students undertaking the course for the purposes of the course.

creditable acquisition
has the meaning given by section 11-5 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by sections 49-35 , 60-10 , 69-5 , 72-40 , 75-20 , 78-30 , 84-145 , 90-15 , 93-5 , 93-15 and 111-5 .

creditable at less than 1/11 of the consideration
has the meaning given by subsection 136-50(2) .

creditable importation
has the meaning given by section 15-5 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by sections 60-10 and 69-5 .

creditable purpose
:


(a) in relation to the acquisition of a thing - has the meaning given by sections 11-15 and 60-20 ; and


(b) in relation to the importation of a thing - has the meaning given by sections 15-10 and 60-20 ; and


(c) in relation to the * application of a thing acquired or imported - has the meaning given by section 129-50 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by section 70-10 .

CTP ancillary payment or supply
has the meaning given by subsection 79-35(3) .

Note:

Section 79-90 also treats certain payments or supplies as CTP ancillary payments or supplies.

CTP compensation or ancillary payment or supply
has the meaning given by subsection 79-35(1) .

CTP compensation payment or supply
has the meaning given by subsection 79-35(2) .

Note:

Section 79-90 also treats certain payments or supplies as CTP compensation payments or supplies.

CTP dual premium or election payment or supply
means a payment or supply to which section 79-5 or 79-15 applies.

CTP hybrid payment or supply
has the meaning given by section 79-25 .

CTP premium
, in relation to a * compulsory third party scheme , means:


(a) a payment of a premium, contribution or similar payment under the scheme; or


(b) a payment of levy in connection with the scheme.

current annual turnover
(Repealed by No 80 of 2007)

current GST lodgment record
has the meaning given by section 162-10 .

current GST turnover
has the meaning given by section 188-15 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by section 188-22 .

customs clearance area
means a place identified under section 234AA of the Customs Act 1901.

customs duty
means any duty of customs imposed by that name under a law of the Commonwealth, other than:


(a) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition - Customs) Act 1999 ; or


(aa) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients) - Customs) Act 2005 ; or


(b) the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax Imposition - Customs) Act 1999 ; or


(c) the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition - Customs) Act 1999 .

customs value
, in relation to goods, means the customs value of the goods for the purposes of Division 2 of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 .

dealer in precious metal
means an entity that satisfies the Commissioner that a principal part of * carrying on its * enterprise is the regular supply and acquisition of * precious metal .

decreasing adjustment
means an amount arising under one of the following provisions:


Decreasing adjustments
Item Provision Subject matter
1 Section 19-55 Adjustment events (supplies)
2 Section 19-85 Adjustment events (acquisitions)
3 Section 21-5 Writing off bad debts (taxable supplies)
4 Section 21-20 Recovering amounts previously written off (creditable acquisitions)
4AA Section 75-27 Payments of further consideration for supplies relating to supplies of * real property under the * margin scheme
4A Section 78-10 (including as it applies in accordance with Subdivision 79-A or 79-B or Division 80 ) Payments or supplies in settlement of insurance claims or under * compulsory third party schemes
4B Subsection 79-10(1) (including as it applies in accordance with Division 80 ) * Decreasing adjustments under * compulsory third party schemes
4C Section 79-50 (including as it applies in accordance with Division 80 ) * Decreasing adjustments under * compulsory third party schemes
5 Section 129-40 Changes in the extent of creditable purpose
6 Section 132-5 Supplies of things acquired or imported to make supplies
6A Section 133-5 * Decreasing adjustments for * additional consideration provided under gross-up clauses
6B Section 134-5 Third party payments
7 Section 137-5 Stock on hand on becoming registered etc.

Note:

Decreasing adjustments decrease your net amounts.

dental practitioner
has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

deposit account
: an account is a deposit account if:


(a) the account is made available by an Australian ADI (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 ) in the course of carrying on a banking business (within the meaning of the Banking Act 1959 ); and


(b) amounts credited to the account represent money taken by the ADI on deposit (other than as part-payment for identified goods or services); and


(c) amounts credited to the account do not relate to a debenture (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 ) of the ADI.

derived
has a meaning affected by subsection 6-5(4) of the * ITAA 1997 .

digital currency
means digital units of value that:


(a) are designed to be fungible; and


(b) can be provided as *consideration for a supply; and


(c) are generally available to members of the public without any substantial restrictions on their use as consideration; and


(d) are not denominated in any country ' s currency; and


(e) do not have a value that depends on, or is derived from, the value of anything else; and


(f) do not give an entitlement to receive, or to direct the supply of, a particular thing or things, unless the entitlement is incidental to:


(i) holding the digital units of value; or

(ii) using the digital units of value as consideration;

but does not include:


(g) *money; or


(h) a thing that, if supplied, would be a *financial supply for a reason other than being a supply of one or more digital units of value to which paragraphs (a) to (f) apply.

Disability Services Minister
means the Minister administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 .

dividend
has the meaning given by subsections 6(1), (4) and (5) of the * ITAA 1936 .

early net amount
has the meaning given by subsection 162-145(3) .

education course
means:


(a) a * pre-school course ; or


(b) a * primary course ; or


(c) a * secondary course ; or


(d) a * tertiary course ; or


(e) (Repealed by No 143 of 2007)


(f) a * special education course ; or


(g) an * adult and community education course ; or


(h) an * English language course for overseas students ; or


(i) a * first aid or life saving course ; or


(j) a * professional or trade course ; or


(k) a * tertiary residential college course .

education institution
has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Student Assistance Act 1973 .

Education Minister
(Repealed by No 15 of 2017)

electronic communication
has the same meaning as in the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 .

electronic distribution platform
has the meaning given by section 84-70 .

electronic lodgment turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 31-25(4) .

electronic payment
means a payment by way of electronic transmission, in an electronic format approved by the Commissioner.

electronic signature
(Repealed by No 12 of 2012)

eligible Australian carbon credit unit
means:


(a) a Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit (within the meaning of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 ); or


(b) a non-Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit (within the meaning of that Act) issued in relation to an eligible offsets project (within the meaning of that Act) for a reporting period (within the meaning of that Act), where:


(i) if it were assumed that the reporting period had ended before the Kyoto abatement deadline (within the meaning of that Act), a Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit would have been issued in relation to the project for the reporting period instead of the non-Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit; and

(ii) the non-Kyoto Australian carbon credit unit is not of a kind specified in the regulations; or


(c) an Australian carbon credit unit (within the meaning of that Act) of a kind specified in the regulations.

Subparagraph (b)(ii) and paragraph (c) do not, by implication, limit the application of subsection 13(3) of the Legislation Act 2003 to other instruments under this Act.

eligible emissions unit
means:


(a) an *eligible international emissions unit; or


(b) an *eligible Australian carbon credit unit.

eligible international emissions unit
has the same meaning as in the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011 .

employee share scheme
has the meaning given by the * ITAA 1997 .

endorsed charitable institution
(Repealed by No 169 of 2012)

endorsed charity
means an entity that is endorsed as a charity under subsection 176-1(1) .

endorsed trustee of a charitable fund
(Repealed by No 169 of 2012)

English language course for overseas students
means a course of study or education supplied to overseas students that:


(a) includes study or education in the English language; and


(b) is supplied by an entity that is accredited to provide such courses by a State or Territory authority responsible for their accreditation.

enterprise
has the meaning given by section 9-20 .

entertainment
has the meaning given by section 32-10 of the * ITAA 1997 .

entity
has the meaning given by section 184-1 .

essential prerequisite
: a qualification is an essential prerequisite in relation to the entry to, or the commencement of the practice of, a particular profession or trade if the qualification is imposed:


(a) by or under an * industrial instrument ; or


(b) if there is no industrial instrument for that profession or trade but there is a professional or trade association that has uniform national requirements relating to the entry to, or the commencement of the practice of, the profession or trade concerned - by that association; or


(c) if neither paragraph (a) nor (b) applies but there is a professional or trade association in a State or Territory that has requirements relating to the entry to, or the commencement of the practice of, the profession or trade concerned - by that association.

estimated annual GST amount
has the meaning given by section 162-140 .

exceed the financial acquisitions threshold
has the meaning given by Division 189 .

excisable goods
has the meaning given by subsection 4(1) of the Excise Act 1901 .

excise duty
means any duty of excise imposed by that name under a law of the Commonwealth.

exempt entity
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

expense payment benefit
means a * fringe benefit that is a benefit of a kind referred to in section 20 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 .

explanatory section
has the meaning given by section 182-10 .

family
(Repealed by No 156 of 2000)

family member
has the meaning given by subsection 48-15(2) .

farming business
has the meaning given by subsection 38-475(2) .

FBT year
means a year beginning on 1 April.

Finance Minister
means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

financial acquisition
has the meaning given by section 189-15 .

financial institution account
(Repealed by No 179 of 1999)

financial supply
has the meaning given by the regulations made for the purposes of subsection 40-5(2) .

financial year
means a period of 12 months beginning on 1 July.

first aid or life saving course
means a course of study or instruction that:


(a) principally involves training individuals in one or more of the following:


(i) first aid, resuscitation or other similar life saving skills including personal aquatic survival skills but not including swimming lessons;

(ii) surf life saving;

(iii) aero-medical rescue; and


(b) is provided by an entity:


(i) that is registered (or otherwise approved) by a State or Territory authority that has responsibility for registering (or otherwise approving) entities that provide such courses; or

(ii) that is approved to provide such courses by a State or Territory body that has responsibility for approving the provision of such courses; or

(iii) that uses, as the instructor for the course, a person who holds a training qualification for that course that was issued by Austswim Limited (ACN 097 784 122); or

(iv) that uses, as the instructor for the course, a person who holds a training qualification for that course that was issued by Surf Life Saving Australia Limited (ACN 003 147 180); or

(v) that uses, as the instructor for the course, a person who holds a training qualification for that course that was issued by The Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (ACN 008 594 616); or

(vi) that uses, as the instructor for the course, a person who holds a training qualification for that course that is a qualification (in life saving) specified in, or of a kind specified in, the regulations.

floating home
means a structure that is composed of a floating platform and a building designed to be occupied (regardless of the term of occupation) as a residence that is permanently affixed to the platform, but does not include any structure that has means of, or is capable of being readily adapted for, self-propulsion.

food
has the meaning given by section 38-4 .

foreign law
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

Foreign Minister
means the Minister administering the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967 .

formation
, in relation to a * GST joint venture , means 2 or more entities becoming * participants in the joint venture as mentioned in subsection 51-7(1) .

freight container
means a container within the meaning of the Customs Convention on Containers, 1972, signed in Geneva on 2 December 1972, as affected by any amendment of the Convention that has come into force.

fringe benefit
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 but includes a benefit within the meaning of subsection 136(1) of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 that is an exempt benefit for the purposes of that Act.

fringe benefits tax
means tax imposed by the Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986 .

fund-raising event
has the meaning given by section 40-165 .

futures exchange
means:


(a) a body corporate in relation to which an approval under section 1126 of the Corporations Act 2001 is in force, or is taken to be in force because of subsection 1126(3) of that Act; or


(b) a body corporate that is recognised as a futures exchange in a foreign country and operates as a futures exchange under the laws of that country.

gambling event
has the meaning given by subsection 126-35(2) .

gambling supply
has the meaning given by subsection 126-35(1) .

general interest charge
means the charge worked out under Part IIA of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

gift-deductible entity
: an entity is a gift-deductible entity if gifts or contributions made to it can be deductible under Division 30 of the * ITAA 1997 .

gift-deductible purpose
, of an entity, means a purpose that is the principal purpose of:


(a) if the entity legally owns a fund for the operation of which the entity is entitled, under subsection 30-125(2) of the * ITAA 1997 , to be so endorsed - that fund; or


(b) if the entity includes an authority or institution for the operation of which the entity is entitled, under subsection 30-125(2) of the ITAA 1997, to be so endorsed - that authority or institution.

global GST amount
has the meaning given by sections 126-10 , 126-15 and 126-20 .

goods
means any form of tangible personal property.

government entity
has the meaning given by section 41 of the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 .

government related entity
is:


(a) a * government entity ; or


(b) an entity that would be a government entity but for subparagraph (e)(i) of the definition of government entity in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 ; or


(c) a local governing body established by or under a * State law or * Territory law .

government school
means a * school that:


(a) supplies any of these kinds of * education courses :


(i) * pre-school courses ;

(ii) full-time * primary courses ;

(iii) full-time * secondary courses ;
(whether or not the school supplies any other education courses); and


(b) is conducted by or on behalf of an * Australian government agency ;

and includes a proposed school that will meet the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) once it starts operation.

group liability
of a * head company of a * consolidated group or a * MEC group has the meaning given by paragraph 721-10(1)(a) of the * ITAA 1997 .

GST
means tax that is payable under the * GST law and imposed as goods and services tax by any of these:


(a) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition - General) Act 1999 ; or


(b) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition - Customs) Act 1999 ; or


(c) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition - Excise) Act 1999 ; or


(d) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients) - General) Act 2005 ; or


(e) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients) - Customs) Act 2005 ; or


(f) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients) - Excise) Act 2005 .

GST benefit
has the meaning given by subsection 165-10(1) .

GST branch
has the meaning given by section 54-5 .

GST branch registration number
, of a branch, means the branch ' s GST branch registration number notified under section 54-15 .

GST-creditable benefit
(Repealed by No 156 of 2000)

GST disadvantage
has the meaning given by subsection 165-45(2) .

GST exclusive market value
, in relation to a supply or acquisition:


(a) other than of a * luxury car - is 10/11 of the * GST inclusive market value of the supply or acquisition; or


(b) of a * luxury car - is 10/11 of the * GST inclusive market value of the luxury car (excluding any * luxury car tax that is, or would be, payable on the supply of that car).

GST exclusive value
:


(a) in relation to an acquisition:


(i) other than of a * luxury car - means 10/11 of the * price of the supply of the thing being acquired; or

(ii) of a * luxury car - means 10/11 of the * price of the supply of the luxury car (excluding any * luxury car tax payable on the supply); and


(b) in relation to an importation that is a * taxable importation , means the * value of the importation; and


(c) in relation to an importation that is not a taxable importation, means the amount that would be the value of the importation if it were a taxable importation.

GST-free
has the meaning given by subsection 9-30(1) and Division 38 .

GST group
has the meaning given by section 48-5 .

GST inclusive market value
of:


(a) * consideration in connection with a supply; or


(b) a thing, or a supply or acquisition of a thing;

means the market value of the consideration or thing, without any discount for any amount of GST or * luxury car tax payable on the supply.

GST instalment
has the meaning given by subsection 162-70(1) .

GST instalment payer
has the meaning given by section 162-50 .

GST instalment quarter
has the meaning given by subsections 162-70(2) and (3) .

GST instalment shortfall
, for a * GST instalment quarter in relation to which you are liable to pay a penalty under Subdivision 162-D , means:


(a) if the penalty is payable under section 162-175 - the amount worked out under subsection 162-175(3) or paragraph 162-175(4)(c) (whichever is applicable); or


(b) if the penalty is payable under section 162-180 - the amount worked out under subsection 162-180(3) or paragraph 162-180(4)(c) (whichever is applicable); or


(c) if the penalty is payable under section 162-185 - the amount worked out under subsection 162-185(3) .

Note:

The amount of a GST instalment shortfall can be reduced under section 162-195 or 162-200 (or both).

GST joint venture
has the meaning given by section 51-5 .

GST law
means:


(a) this Act; and


(b) any Act that imposes GST; and


(c) the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 ; and


(d) the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , so far as it relates to any Act covered by paragraphs (a) to (c); and


(e) any other Act, so far as it relates to any Act covered by paragraphs (a) to (d) (or to so much of that Act as is covered); and


(f) regulations under any Act, so far as they relate to any Act covered by paragraphs (a) to (e) (or to so much of that Act as is covered).

GST religious group
has the meaning given by section 49-5 .

GST return
means a return of the kind referred to in Division 31 , that complies with all the requirements of sections 31-15 and 31-25 of this Act and section 388-75 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , and includes a return given in accordance with section 58-50 of this Act.

GST turnover
:


(a) in relation to meeting a * turnover threshold - has the meaning given by subsection 188-10(1) ; and


(b) in relation to not exceeding a *turnover threshold - has the meaning given by subsection 188-10(2) .

head company
of a * consolidated group or a * MEC group has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

Health Minister
means the Minister administering the National Health Act 1953 .

higher education institution
means an entity that is a higher education provider as defined in section 16-1 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 .

HIH company
has the meaning given by section 322-5 of the * ITAA 1997 .

HIH rescue entity
means:


(a) the HIH Claims Support Trust (established on 6 July 2001); or


(b) the Commonwealth; or


(c) an entity prescribed for the purposes of subsection 322-5(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

hire purchase agreement
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

home care
has the meaning given by section 45-3 of the Aged Care Act 1997 .

hospital treatment
has the same meaning as in the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 .

hybrid settlement sharing arrangement
has the meaning given by subsection 80-80(1) .

import
means import goods into the indirect tax zone.

importation of goods into Australia
(Repealed by No 176 of 1999)

inbound intangible consumer supply
has the meaning given by section 84-65 .

incapacitated entity
means:


(a) an individual who is a bankrupt; or


(b) an entity that is in liquidation or receivership; or


(c) an entity that has a * representative .

incidental valuable metal goods
means goods:


(a) acquired for the purposes of sale or exchange (but not for manufacture) in the ordinary course of *business; and


(b) that consist wholly or partly of *valuable metal; and


(c) in relation to which any of the following applies:


(i) the goods are collectables or antiques, and the goods are not *precious metals;

(ii) at the time of the acquisition, the market value of the goods exceeds the *valuable metal threshold;

(iii) the goods are in a class determined by the Minister, by legislative instrument, for the purposes of this subparagraph.

income year
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

increasing adjustment
means an amount arising under one of the following provisions:


Increasing adjustments
Item Provision Subject matter
1 Section 19-50 Adjustment events (supplies)
2 Section 19-80 Adjustment events (acquisitions)
3 Section 21-10 Recovering amounts previously written off (taxable supplies)
4 Section 21-15 Bad debts written off (creditable acquisitions)
4AAA Section 75-22 Input tax credit entitlements for acquisitions relating to supplies of * real property under the * margin scheme
4AA Section 78-18 (including as it applies in accordance with Subdivision 79-B or Division 80 ) Payments of excess etc. under insurance policies or * compulsory third party schemes
4AB Subsection 79-10(2) (including as it applies in accordance with Division 80 ) * Increasing adjustments under * compulsory third party schemes
4AC Section 79-55 (including as it applies in accordance with Division 80 ) * Increasing adjustments under * compulsory third party schemes
4AD Section 80-30 * Increasing adjustments under * insurance policy settlement sharing arrangements
4AE Section 80-70 * Increasing adjustments under * nominal defendant settlement sharing arrangements
4A Section 100-15 Unredeemed vouchers
5 Section 129-40 Changes in the extent of creditable purpose
5A Section 130-5 Goods applied solely to private or domestic use
5B Section 131-55 Annually apportioned acquisitions and importations
6 Section 134-10 Third party payments
7 Section 135-5 Supplies of going concerns
8 Section 138-5 Cessation of registration
8A Section 139-5 Distributions from deceased estates
9 Section 141-50 Tradex scheme goods

Note:

Increasing adjustments increase your net amounts.

indirect tax zone
means Australia (within the meaning of the *ITAA 1997), but does not include any of the following:


(a) the external Territories;


(b) an offshore area for the purpose of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 ;


(c) the Joint Petroleum Development Area (within the meaning of the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003) ;

other than an installation (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 ) that is deemed by section 5C of the Customs Act 1901 to be part of Australia and that is located in an offshore area or the Joint Petroleum Development Area.

individual
means a natural person.

industrial instrument
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

ineligible for the margin scheme
has the meaning given by subsections 75-5(3) and (4) .

in existence
(Repealed by No 41 of 2005)

inherit
: you inherit a freehold interest in land, a stratum unit or a long-term lease if you become an owner of the interest, unit or lease:


(a) under the will of a deceased person, or that will as varied by a court order; or


(b) by operation of an intestacy law, or such a law as varied by a court order; or


(c) because it is appropriated to you by the legal personal representative of a deceased person in satisfaction of a pecuniary legacy or some other interest or share in the deceased person ' s estate; or


(d) under a deed of arrangement if:


(i) you entered into the deed to settle a claim to participate in the distribution of the deceased person ' s estate; and

(ii) any * consideration given by you for the interest, unit or lease consisted only of the variation or waiver of a claim to one or more other assets that formed part of the estate.

input tax credit
means an entitlement arising under section 11-20 or 15-15 .

input taxed
has the meaning given by subsection 9-30(2) and Division 40 .

instalment tax period
has the meaning given by subsection 162-55(3) .

instalment turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 162-5(2) .

insurance broker
has the meaning given by section 11 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 .

insurance policy
means a policy of insurance (or of reinsurance) against loss, damage, injury or risk of any kind, whether under a contract or a law. However, it does not include such a policy to the extent that it does not relate to insurance (or reinsurance) against loss, damage, injury or risk of any kind.

insurance policy settlement sharing arrangement
has the meaning given by subsection 80-5(1) .

intended or former application of a thing
has the meaning given by section 129-40 .

international transport
means:


(a) in relation to the export of goods - the transport of the goods from their * place of export in the indirect tax zone to a destination outside the indirect tax zone; or


(b) in relation to the import of goods - the transport of the goods from a place outside the indirect tax zone to their * place of consignment in the indirect tax zone.

invoice
means a document notifying an obligation to make a payment.

inwards duty free shop
has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Customs Act 1901.

ITAA 1936
means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 .

ITAA 1997
means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

joint venture operator
, of a * GST joint venture , is the entity last nominated in relation to the joint venture as mentioned in paragraph 51-5(1)(ea) or 51-70(1)(c) , but does not include an entity that does not satisfy the requirements of paragraphs 51-10(c) and (f) .

legal practitioner
means a person who is enrolled as a barrister, a solicitor or a barrister and solicitor of:


(a) a federal court; or


(b) a court of a State or Territory.

life insurance policy
means a policy of insurance on the life of an individual.

limited registration entity
has the meaning given by section 146-5 .

liquidator
has the meaning given by subsection 6(1) of the * ITAA 1936 .

live stock
(Repealed by No 177 of 1999)

local entry
has the meaning given by section 5-30 of the * Wine Tax Act .

lodged electronically
has the meaning given by subsection 31-25(3) .

long-term accommodation
has the meaning given by subsection 87-20(1) .

long-term lease
means a supply by way of lease, hire or licence (including a renewal or extension of a lease, hire or licence) for at least 50 years if:


(a) at the time of the lease, hire or licence, or the renewal or extension of the lease, hire or licence, it was reasonable to expect that it would continue for at least 50 years; and


(b) unless the supplier is an * Australian government agency - the terms of the lease, hire or licence, or the renewal or extension of the lease, hire or licence, as they apply to the * recipient are substantially the same as those under which the supplier held the premises.

luxury car
has the same meaning as in section 25-1 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 .

luxury car tax
has the meaning given by section 27-1 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 .

luxury car tax law
has the meaning given in section 27-1 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 .

managing operator
has the meaning given by subparagraph 80-5(1)(c)(i) , 80-40(1)(c)(i) or 80-80(1)(c)(i) .

managing operator ' s payment or supply
has the meaning given by subsection 80-5(2) , 80-40(2) or 80-80(2) .

margin
, in relation to a * taxable supply of * real property , has the meaning given by sections 75-10 , 75-11 and 75-16 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by sections 75-12 to 75-15 .

margin scheme
: a * taxable supply of * real property is under the margin scheme if subsection 75-5(1) applies.

Masters or Doctoral course
(Repealed by No 143 of 2007)

MEC group
has the meaning given by section 719-5 of the * ITAA 1997 .

medical practitioner
means a person who is a medical practitioner for the purposes of the Health Insurance Act 1973 .

medical service
means:


(a) a service for which medicare benefit is payable under Part II of the Health Insurance Act 1973 ; or


(b) any other service supplied by or on behalf of a * medical practitioner or * approved pathology practitioner that is generally accepted in the medical profession as being necessary for the appropriate treatment of the * recipient of the supply.

member :

(a) in relation to a *GST group - has the meaning given by section 48-7 ; or


(b) in relation to a * GST religious group - means an entity currently approved as one of the members of the group under section 49-5 or paragraph 49-70(1)(a) ; or


(c) in relation to a * consolidated group - has the meaning given by section 703-15 of the * ITAA 1997 .

mineral deposit
means a deposit of * minerals , and includes a deposit of sand or gravel.

minerals
has the meaning given by section 40-730 of the * ITAA 1997 .

monetary prize
means:


(a) any prize, or part of a prize, in the form of * money or *digital currency; or


(b) if the prize is given at a casino - any prize, or part of a prize, in the form of:


(i) money or digital currency; or

(ii) gambling chips that may be redeemed for money or digital currency.

money
includes:


(a) currency (whether of Australia or of any other country); and


(b) promissory notes and bills of exchange; and


(c) any negotiable instrument used or circulated, or intended for use or circulation, as currency (whether of Australia or of any other country); and


(d) postal notes and money orders; and


(e) whatever is supplied as payment by way of:


(i) credit card or debit card; or

(ii) crediting or debiting an account; or

(iii) creation or transfer of a debt.

However, it does not include:


(f) a collector ' s piece; or


(g) an investment article; or


(h) an item of numismatic interest; or


(i) currency the market value of which exceeds its stated value as legal tender in the country of issue.

net amount
, for a tax period, has the meaning given by section 17-5 . However:


(a) it has the meaning given by section 162-105 if the tax period is an * instalment tax period ; or


(b) it has the meaning given by section 123-15 if a choice under Division 123 to apply a *simplified accounting method has effect during the tax period, and paragraph (a) does not apply; or


(c) it has the meaning given by section 126-5 if you are liable for GST on a * gambling supply that is attributable to the tax period, and paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply.

Note:

Subdivision 21-A of the Wine Tax Act and Subdivision 13-A of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 can affect the net amount.

net capital loss
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

net GST:
the net GST that is or would be payable by an entity for a supply is:


(a) the GST that is or would be payable by the entity on the supply; plus


(b) the sum of any * increasing adjustments that the entity has or would have relating to the supply; minus


(c) the sum of any * decreasing adjustments that the entity has or would have relating to the supply.

net refund position
has the meaning given by subsection 162-5(3) .

new recreational boat
has the meaning given by subsection 38-185(5) .

new residential premises
has the meaning given by section 40-75 .

nominal defendant settlement sharing arrangement
has the meaning given by subsection 80-40(1) .

non-cash benefit
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

non-creditable insurance event
has the meaning given by subsection 78-10(3) .

non-deductible expense
has the meaning given by subsections 69-5(3) and (3A) .

non-entity joint venture
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

non-government higher education institution
means an institution that is not a * higher education institution and that:


(a) is established as a non-government higher education institution under the law of a State or Territory; or


(b) is registered by a State or Territory higher education recognition authority.

non-profit association
means an entity all the members of which are non-profit bodies.

Non-profit sub-entity
has the meaning given by subsection 63-15(3) .

non-resident
means an entity that is not an * Australian resident .

non-taxable importation
has the meaning given by section 13-10 and Division 42 .

notified instalment amount
has the meaning given by subsection 162-135(1) .

officer
, except in section 38-510 , has the meaning given by the Corporations Act 2001 .

offshore supply of low value goods
has the meaning given by section 84-77 .

operations cease
(Repealed by No 156 of 2000)

operator
of a * compulsory third party scheme means an entity that is required to make payments or supplies in settlement of claims under the scheme.

outwards duty free shop
has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Customs Act 1901.

overdue
: a debt is overdue if there has been a failure to discharge the debt, and that failure is a breach of the debtor ' s obligations in relation to the debt.

participant
, in relation to a * GST joint venture , has the meaning given by section 51-7 .

partly creditable
:


(a) in relation to an acquisition, has the meaning given by sections 11-30 and 70-20 ; or


(b) in relation to an importation, has the meaning given by section 15-25 .

partly creditable land transport
(Repealed by No 176 of 1999)

partnership
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

passed on
has a meaning affected by section 142-25 .

PAYE earner
(Repealed by No 178 of 1999)

period of review
, for an * assessment , has the meaning given by section 155-35 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

person
includes a * company .

place of consignment
of goods means:


(a) if the goods are posted to a place in the indirect tax zone - the place in the indirect tax zone to which the goods are addressed; or


(aa) if the supplier of the goods is to deliver the goods to a place in the indirect tax zone - the place in the indirect tax zone to which the goods are to be delivered under the contract for the supply of the goods; or


(ab) if:


(i) neither paragraph (a) nor (aa) applies; and

(ii) the goods are to be transported into the indirect tax zone by an entity supplying a transport service to an entity that is to import the goods into the indirect tax zone;
the place in the indirect tax zone to which the goods are to be delivered under the contract for the supply of the transport service; or


(b) in any other case - the port or airport of final destination as indicated on the * transportation document .

place of export
of goods means:


(a) if the goods were posted from a place in the indirect tax zone - the place from which they were posted; or


(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply and the goods were packed in a * freight container :


(i) the last place from which they were collected, or to which they were delivered, prior to being so packed; or

(ii) if subparagraph (i) does not apply - the place where they were so packed; or


(c) if the goods are self transported goods - the place, or last place, from which the goods departed the indirect tax zone; or


(d) if paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) do not apply - the place, or first place, where the goods were placed on board a ship or aircraft for export from the indirect tax zone.

potential residential land
means land that it is permissible to use for residential purposes, but that does not contain any buildings that are * residential premises .

precious metal
means:


(a) gold (in an investment form) of at least 99.5% fineness; or


(b) silver (in an investment form) of at least 99.9% fineness; or


(c) platinum (in an investment form) of at least 99% fineness; or


(d) any other substance (in an investment form) specified in the regulations of a particular fineness specified in the regulations.

predominantly for long-term accommodation
has the meaning given by subsection 87-20(3) .

pre-establishment acquisition
has the meaning given by section 60-15 .

pre-establishment importation
has the meaning given by section 60-15 .

premises
, in relation to a supply of * food , has the meaning given by section 38-5 .

premium selection test is satisfied
has the meaning given by subsection 79-5(2) .

prepaid phone card or facility
has the meaning given by subsection 100-25(2) .

pre-school course
means a course that is delivered:


(a) in accordance with a pre-school curriculum recognised by:


(i) the education authority of the State or Territory in which the course is delivered; or

(ii) a State or Territory body that has the responsibility for recognising pre-school curricula for courses delivered in that State or Territory; and


(b) by a * school that is recognised as a pre-school under the law of the State or Territory.

previously attributed GST amount
has the meaning given by section 19-45 .

previously attributed input tax credit amount
has the meaning given by section 19-75 .

price
, in relation to a supply, has the meaning given by sections 9-75 and 84-20 .

primary course
means:


(a) a course of study or instruction that is delivered:


(i) in accordance with a primary curriculum recognised by the education authority of the State or Territory in which the course is delivered; and

(ii) by a * school that is recognised as a primary school under the law of the State or Territory; or


(b) any other course of study or instruction that the *Student Assistance Minister has determined is a primary course for the purposes of this Act.

primary production business
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

principal member
, for a * GST religious group , is the * member of the group nominated as mentioned in paragraph 49-5(c) , or approved as a replacement principal member for the group under paragraph 49-70(1)(c) .

private health insurance
means insurance provided under a contract of insurance that was entered into by a private health insurer (within the meaning of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 ) in the course of carrying on health insurance business (within the meaning of Division 121 of that Act).

professional or trade course
means a course leading to a qualification that is an * essential prerequisite :


(a) for entry to a particular profession or trade in Australia; or


(b) to commence the practice of (but not to maintain the practice of) a profession or trade in Australia.

professional service
has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 .

projected annual turnover
(Repealed by No 80 of 2007)

projected GST turnover
has the meaning given by section 188-20 .

Note:

This meaning is affected by sections 188-22 and 188-25 .

property subdivision plan
means a plan:


(a) for the division of * real property ; and


(b) that is registered (however described) under an * Australian law .

Note:

Examples are strata title plans and plans to subdivide land.

Quality of Care Principles
means the principles made under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 .

quarterly tax period
has the meaning given by subsection 31-8(2) .

real property
includes:


(a) any interest in or right over land; or


(b) a personal right to call for or be granted any interest in or right over land; or


(c) a licence to occupy land or any other contractual right exercisable over or in relation to land.

recipient
, in relation to a supply, means the entity to which the supply was made.

recipient created tax invoice
has the meaning given by subsection 29-70(3) .

recipients contribution
has the meaning given by subsection 136(1) of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 but includes any consideration paid in respect of the provision of a benefit that is an exempt benefit for the purposes of that Act.

recipient ' s payment
has the meaning given by paragraph 9(2)(e) or 10(3)(c) of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 .

recognised professional
: a person is a recognised professional, in relation to the supply of a service of a kind specified in the table in subsection 38-10(1) , if:


(a) the service is supplied in a State or Territory in which the person has a permission or approval, or is registered, under a * State law or a * Territory law prohibiting the supply of services of that kind without such permission, approval or registration; or


(b) the service is supplied in a State or Territory in which there is no State law or Territory law requiring such permission, approval or registration, and the person is a member of a professional association that has uniform national registration requirements relating to the supply of services of that kind; or


(c) in the case of services covered by item 3 in the table - the service is supplied by an accredited service provider within the meaning of section 4 of the Hearing Services Administration Act 1997 .

recognised tax adviser
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

redeliverer
, of a *supply of low value goods, has the meaning given by subsection 84-77(4) .

reduced credit acquisition
has the meaning given by section 70-5 .

reduced credit land transport
(Repealed by No 58 of 2006)

refiner of precious metal
means an entity that satisfies the Commissioner that it regularly converts or refines * precious metal in * carrying on its * enterprise .

registered
means:


(a) in relation to an entity - registered under Part 2-5 ; or


(b) in relation to a branch of an entity - registered under Division 54 .

registered tax agent
(Repealed by No 114 of 2009)

registration turnover threshold
has the meaning given by sections 23-15 and 63-25 .

relates to business finance
has the meaning given by subsection 129-10(3) .

relevant traveller
:


(a) in relation to goods that are exported - has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Customs Act 1901 ; and


(b) in relation to goods that are * airport shop goods - has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Customs Act 1901 .

religious practitioner
means:


(a) a minister of religion; or


(b) a student at an institution who is undertaking a course of instruction in the duties of a minister of religion; or


(c) a full-time member of a religious order; or


(d) a student at a college conducted solely for training persons to become members of religious orders.

representative
means:


(a) a trustee in bankruptcy; or


(b) a * liquidator ; or


(c) a receiver; or


(ca) a controller (within the meaning of section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 ); or


(d) an administrator appointed to an entity under Division 2 of Part 5.3A of the Corporations Act 2001 ; or


(e) a person appointed, or authorised, under an * Australian law to manage the affairs of an entity because it is unable to pay all its debts as and when they become due and payable; or


(f) an administrator of a deed of company arrangement executed by the entity.

representative member
, of a * GST group , is the * member of the group last nominated as mentioned in paragraph 48-5(1)(d) or 48-70(1)(c) .

required to be registered
has the meaning given by sections 23-5 , 57-20 , 58-20 and 144-5 .

resident agent
means an agent that is an * Australian resident .

residential care
(Repealed by No 143 of 2004)

residential care service
has the meaning given by the Dictionary in Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Act 1997 .

residential premises
means land or a building that:


(a) is occupied as a residence or for residential accommodation; or


(b) is intended to be occupied, and is capable of being occupied, as a residence or for residential accommodation;

(regardless of the term of the occupation or intended occupation) and includes a * floating home .

retailer
means an entity that, in the course or furtherance of * carrying on its * enterprise , sells * goods to people who buy them for private or domestic use or consumption.

retirement village
: premises are a retirement village if:


(a) the premises are * residential premises ; and


(b) accommodation in the premises is intended to be for persons who are at least 55 years old, or who are a certain age that is more than 55 years; and


(c) the premises include communal facilities for use by the residents of the premises;

but the following are not retirement villages:


(d) premises used, or intended to be used, for the provision of residential care (within the meaning of the Aged Care Act 1997 ) by an approved provider (within the meaning of that Act);


(e) * commercial residential premises .

returnable container
(Repealed by No 156 of 2000)

reviewable GST decision
has the meaning given by Subdivision 110-F in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

satisfies the membership requirements
:


(a) in relation to a * GST group - has the meaning given by section 48-10 , 63-50 or 149-25 ; or


(b) in relation to a * GST religious group - has the meaning given by section 49-10 .

satisfies the participation requirements
for a * GST joint venture has the meaning given by section 51-10 .

scheme
has the meaning given by subsection 165-10(2) .

school
means an institution that supplies * pre-school courses , * primary courses , * secondary courses or * special education courses but not any other * education course .

secondary course
means:


(a) a course of study or instruction that is a secondary course determined by the *Student Assistance Minister under subsection 5D(1) of the Student Assistance Act 1973 for the purposes of that Act; or


(b) any other course of study or instruction that the Student Assistance Minister has determined is a secondary course for the purposes of this Act.

second-hand goods
does not include:


(a) goods (except *incidental valuable metal goods) to the extent that they consist of *valuable metal; or


(b) (Repealed by No 76 of 2017)


(c) animals or plants.

serviced apartment
: an apartment (however described) is a serviced apartment in relation to a * retirement village if:


(a) the apartment is designed to be occupied by aged residents who require either or both of the following:


(i) the services set out in item 2.1 (daily living activities assistance) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the * Quality of Care Principles ;

(ii) the services set out in item 3.8 (nursing services) of Part 3 of that Schedule; and


(b) at least one responsible person is continuously:


(i) on call to render emergency assistance to the residents of the apartment; and

(ii) in reasonable proximity to the apartment; and


(c) the apartment is part of a single complex of apartments to which paragraphs (a) and (b) apply, and is accessible from a common corridor linking the apartment to the other apartments in the complex; and


(d) there is in the retirement village a communal dining facility that is available for use by the residents of apartments in the retirement village to which paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) apply.

However, a detached house, row house, terrace house, town house or villa unit is not a serviced apartment.

settlement amount
has the meaning given by subsection 78-15(4) .

share
in a * company means a share in the capital of the company, and includes stock.

ship
means any vessel used in navigation, other than air navigation.

ship ' s stores
has the meaning given by section 130C of the Customs Act 1901 .

simplified accounting method
means an arrangement in respect of which a determination under section 123-5 is in force.

small business entity
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

small enterprise entity
has the meaning given by subsection 123-7(1) .

small enterprise turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 123-7(2) .

special education course
means a course of education that provides special programs designed specifically for children with disabilities or students with disabilities (or both).

special professional
has the meaning given by subsection 405-25(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

stated monetary value
has the meanings given by subsections 100-5(2A) and (2B) .

State law
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

statutory compensation scheme
has the meaning given by section 78-105 .

stratum unit
has the meaning given by subsection 124-190(3) of the * ITAA 1997 .

student accommodation
has the meaning given by subsection 38-105(3) .

Student Assistance Minister
has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

Subdivision 38-P period
, in relation to the supply of a * car to an individual, means the period starting when he or she acquires it and ending at the earliest of the following times:


(a) the end of 2 years after the acquisition;


(b) the time when the car is no longer reasonably capable of being used for the purpose for which cars of that kind are ordinarily used;


(c) a time that the Commissioner considers to be appropriate in special circumstances.

substantial renovations
of a building are renovations in which all, or substantially all, of a building is removed or replaced. However, the renovations need not involve removal or replacement of foundations, external walls, interior supporting walls, floors, roof or staircases.

superannuation fund
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

supplier-taxed offshore supply of low value goods
has the meaning given by section 84-85 .

supply
has the meaning given by section 9-10 .

supply of a going concern
has the meaning given by subsection 38-325(2) .

supply of low value goods
has the meaning given by section 84-79 .

taxable at less than 1/11 of the price
has the meaning given by subsection 136-50(1) .

taxable dealing
, in relation to *wine, has the meaning given by section 33-1 of the *Wine Tax Act.

taxable importation
has the meaning given by subsections 13-5(1) and 114-5(1) .

taxable importation of a luxury car
has the meaning given by section 27-1 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 .

taxable supply
has the meaning given by sections 9-5 , 78-50 , 84-5 and 105-5 .

Note:

This meaning is also affected by sections 49-30 , 66-45 , 72-5 , 78-25 , 78-60 , 78-65 , 78-70 , 79-60 , 79-85 , 80-10 , 80-50 , 84-85 , 90-5 , 100-5 , 100-18 , 110-5 , 110-15 , 110-20 , 110-25 , 110-30 , 113-5 and 142-10 .

taxation law
has the meaning given by section 2 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

tax invoice
has the meaning given by subsections 29-70(1) and 48-57(1) , and includes a document that the Commissioner treats as a tax invoice under subsection 29-70(1B) . However, it does not include a document that does not comply with the requirements of section 54-50 (if applicable).

taxi travel
means travel that involves transporting passengers, by taxi or limousine, for fares.

tax loss
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

tax period
means a tax period applying to you under:


(a) Division 27 (about quarterly and one month tax periods); or


(b) section 48-73 (about GST groups with incapacitated entities); or


(c) section 57-35 (about resident agents); or


(d) section 58-35 (about representatives of incapacitated entities); or


(e) section 151-40 (about annual tax periods); or


(f) section 162-55 (about instalment tax periods).

tax period turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 27-15(3) .

tax-related liability
has the meaning given by section 255-1 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

telecommunication supply
has the meaning given by section 85-10 .

Territory law
has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the * ITAA 1997 .

tertiary course
means:


(a) a course of study or instruction that is a tertiary course determined by the *Student Assistance Minister under subsection 5D(1) of the Student Assistance Act 1973 for the purposes of that Act; or


(aa) a course of study or instruction accredited at Masters or Doctoral level and supplied by a * higher education institution or a * non-government higher education institution ; or


(b) any other course of study or instruction that the Student Assistance Minister has determined is a tertiary course for the purposes of this Act.

tertiary residential college course
means a course supplied in connection with a *tertiary course at premises that are used to provide accommodation to students undertaking tertiary courses.

thing
means anything that can be supplied or imported.

third party adjustment note
means a document that complies with the requirements of section 134-20 and (if applicable) section 54-50 .

total Subdivision 66-B credit amount
has the meaning given by subsection 66-65(1) .

total Subdivision 66-B GST amount
has the meaning given by subsection 66-65(2) .

tradex order
has the meaning given by subsection 141-10(2) .

tradex scheme goods
has the meaning given by subsection 141-10(1) .

transportation document
includes the following:


(a) a consignment note;


(b) a house bill of lading;


(c) an ocean bill of lading;


(d) a house air waybill;


(e) a master air waybill;


(f) a sea waybill;


(g) a straight line air waybill;


(h) a sub-master air waybill;


(i) other similar documents.

TSA contributing member
of a * consolidated group or a * MEC group has the meaning given by paragraph 721-25(1)(a) of the * ITAA 1997 .

turnover threshold
has the meaning given by subsection 188-10(3) .

unit trust
has the meaning given by subsection 202A(1) of the * ITAA 1936 .

untaxable Commonwealth entity
has the meaning given by section 177-1 .

valid meal entertainment register
means a valid meal entertainment register within the meaning of section 37CA of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 .

valuable metal
means:


(a) gold, silver or platinum; or


(b) any other substance specified for the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition of precious metal in this section.

valuable metal threshold
has the meaning given by section 86-10 .

value
:


(a) value of a * taxable importation has the meaning given by sections 13-20 , 13-25 , 117-5 and 117-10 ; and


(b) value of a * taxable supply has the meaning given by sections 9-75 , 9-80 , 72-10 , 72-70 , 78-5 , 78-60 , 78-95 , 79-40 , 79-85 , 87-10 , 90-10 , 96-10 and 108-5 ;


(c) (Repealed by No 177 of 1999)


(d) value of a supply includes the meaning given by section 188-35 .

Note:

Section 188-30 contains a means of working out, for the purposes of Division 188 , the value of a supply that is not a taxable supply, and section 188-32 contains a means of working out, for those purposes, the value of gambling supplies.

varied instalment amount
has the meaning given by subsection 162-140(1) and paragraph 162-140(5)(a) .

voucher
has the meaning given by subsection 100-25(1) .

wine
has the meaning given by Subdivision 31-A of the *Wine Tax Act.

wine tax
has the meaning given by section 33-1 of the * Wine Tax Act .

Wine Tax Act
means the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999 .

wine tax law
has the meaning given in section 33-1 of the * Wine Tax Act .

withholding payment
covered by a particular provision in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

withholding payment
has the meaning given by subsection 995-1(1) of the * ITAA 1997 .

you
: if a provision of this Act uses the expression you , it applies to entities generally, unless its application is expressly limited.

Note:

The expression you is not used in provisions that apply only to entities that are not individuals.


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