A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

(176 of 1999)

An Act to implement A New Tax System by amending legislation relating to indirect tax, and by amending other legislation consequentially on indirect tax reform, and for other purposes (Incorporating amendments up to Act No. 57 of 2002)

Assented to 22 December 1999

1   Short title

This Act may be cited as the A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Act 1999.

2   Commencement

 

(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Schedule 1 - GST, Luxury Car Tax and Wine Equalisation Tax

      

(2) Part 1 of Schedule 1 (other than items 127 and 133) commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

      

(3) Part 2 of Schedule 1 (other than items 187, 189 and 190) commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999.

      

(4) Part 3 of Schedule 1 (other than items 232 and 235) commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999.

      

(5) Items 127, 133, 187, 189, 190, 232 and 235 of Schedule 1 commence, or are taken to have commenced, on 1 July 2000, or immediately after the commencement of item 9 of Schedule 3 to the A New Tax System (Pay As You Go) Act 1999, whichever is later.

Schedule 2 - Customs Act

      

(6) Item 5 of Schedule 2 commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent if, and only if, this Act receives the Royal Assent before the day on which Schedule 2 to the Customs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999 commences.

Note: The rest of Part 1 of Schedule 2 commences on Royal Assent.

      

(7) Part 2 of Schedule 2 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

      

(8) Part 3 of Schedule 2 commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, or immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Customs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999, whichever is later.

Schedule 3 - Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

      

(9) Schedule 3 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

Note: Schedule 4 commences on Royal Assent.

Schedule 5 - Tax Administration Acts

      

(10) Schedule 5 (other than items 2 and 3) commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Indirect Tax Administration) Act 1999.

      

(11) Items 2 and 3 of Schedule 5 commence immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Administration) Act 1999.

Schedule 6 - Indirect Tax Transition Acts

      

(12) Schedule 6 (other than items 13 and 14) commences, or is taken to have commenced, immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999.

      

(13) Items 13 and 14 of Schedule 6 commence immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax and Luxury Car Tax Transition) Act 1999.

Schedule 7 - Tradex Scheme

      

(14) If the Tradex Scheme Act 1999 commences before 1 July 2000:

(a) Part 1 of Schedule 7 commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day on which that Act commences; and

(b) Part 2 of Schedule 7 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

      

(15) If the Tradex Scheme Act 1999 commences on 1 July 2000:

(a) Part 1 of Schedule 7 is taken never to have commenced; and

(b) Part 2 of Schedule 7 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

      

(16) If the Tradex Scheme Act 1999 commences after 1 July 2000:

(a) Part 1 of Schedule 7 is taken never to have commenced; and

(b) Part 2 of Schedule 7 commences on the day on which that Act commences.

Schedule 8 - Other Acts

      

(17) Schedule 8 commences immediately after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

3   Schedule(s)

Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1   Indirect Tax Acts

Part 1   Amendment of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

1   At the end of Division 1

Add:

1-4 States and Territories are bound by the GST law

The *GST law binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory. However, it does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

2   Subsection 3-5(3) (after table item 8)

Insert:

8A

individual

3   Subsection 9-10(2)

Omit all the words from and including "However" to and including "that is a supply of money.".

4   At the end of section 9-10

Add:

(4) However, a supply does not include a supply of *money unless the money is provided as *consideration for a supply that is a supply of money.

5   Paragraph 9-15(3)(b)

Omit "a payment made as", substitute "making".

6   Subsection 9-25(4)

After "property" (last occurring), insert ", or the land to which the real property relates,".

7   Section 9-39 (table item 8, 2nd column)

After "taxes", insert ", fees and charges".

8   At the end of section 9-75

Add:

(2) However, if the taxable supply is of a *luxury car, the value of the taxable supply is as follows:

Luxury car tax value * (10 / 11)

where:

luxury car tax value has the meaning given by section 5-20 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999.

9   After section 9-80

Insert:

9-85 Value of taxable supplies to be expressed in Australian currency

(1) For the purposes of this Act, the *value of a *taxable supply is to be expressed in Australian currency.

(2) In working out the *value of a *taxable supply, any amount of the *consideration for the supply that is expressed in a currency other than Australian currency is to be treated as if it were an amount of Australian currency worked out in the manner determined by the Commissioner.

10   Section 9-99 (after table item 4)

Insert:

4A

Offshore supplies other than goods or real property

Division 84

11   Section 9-99 (table item 6)

Repeal the item.

12   Subsection 11-10(2)

Omit all the words from and including "However" to and including "that is a supply of money.".

13   At the end of section 11-10

Add:

(3) However, an acquisition does not include an acquisition of *money unless the money is provided as *consideration for a supply that is a supply of money.

14   At the end of section 11-15

Add:

(4) An acquisition is not treated, for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), as relating to making supplies that would be *input taxed if:

(a) the only reason it would (apart from this subsection) be so treated is because it relates to making *financial supplies; and

(b) your *annual turnover of financial supplies does not exceed the lesser of:

(i) $50,000 or such other amount specified in the regulations; or

(ii) 5% of your *annual turnover (treating supplies that are input taxed as part of your annual turnover).

15   Subsection 11-30(2)

Repeal the subsection.

16   Section 11-99 (after table item 8)

Insert:

8A

Offshore supplies other than goods or real property

Division 84

17   Subsections 13-5(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(1) You make a taxable importation if:

(a) goods are imported; and

(b) you enter the goods for home consumption (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901).

However, the importation is not a taxable importation to the extent that it is a *non-taxable importation.

Note: There is no registration requirement for taxable importations, and the importer need not be carrying on an enterprise.

18   Paragraph 13-20(2)(a)

Omit "customs value (for the purposes of Division 2 of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901)", substitute "*customs value".

19   Subparagraph 13-20(2)(b)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(i) for the *international transport of the goods to their *place of consignment in Australia; and

20   At the end of subsection 13-20(2)

Add:

; and (d) any *wine tax payable in respect of the *local entry of the goods.

21   At the end of section 13-20

Add:

(3) The Commissioner may, in writing:

(a) determine the way in which the amount paid or payable for a specified kind of transport or insurance is to be worked out for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b); and

(b) in relation to importations of a specified kind or importations to which specified circumstances apply, determine that the amount paid or payable for a specified kind of transport or insurance is taken, for the purposes of that paragraph, to be zero.

22   Section 13-99 (table item 4)

Repeal the item.

23   At the end of section 15-10

Add:

(4) An importation is not treated, for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), as relating to making supplies that would be *input taxed if:

(a) the only reason it would (apart from this subsection) be so treated is because it relates to making *financial supplies; and

(b) your *annual turnover of financial supplies does not exceed the lesser of:

(i) $50,000 or such other amount specified in the regulations; or

(ii) 5% of your *annual turnover (treating supplies that are input taxed as part of your annual turnover).

24   Subsection 15-25(2)

Repeal the subsection.

25   Section 15-99 (after table item 2)

Insert:

2A

Non-deductible expenses

Division 69

26   Section 17-99 (after table item 12)

Insert:

12A

Simplified accounting methods for retailers

Division 123

27   At the end of section 19-5

Add:

Note: This section is an explanatory section.

28   At the end of section 19-10

Add:

(4) However, the return of a thing supplied, or part of a thing supplied, to its supplier is not an *adjustment event if the return is for the purpose of repair or maintenance.

29   Paragraph 19-75(a)

Omit "plus", substitute "minus".

30   Paragraph 19-75(b)

Omit "minus", substitute "plus".

31   At the end of section 25-10

Add:

(2) The *Australian Business Registrar must enter in the *Australian Business Register the date on which your *registration takes or took effect.

32   At the end of section 25-60

Add:

(2) The *Australian Business Registrar must enter in the *Australian Business Register the date on which the cancellation of your *registration takes effect.

33   Subsection 27-30(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) For the purpose of ensuring the effective operation of this Division where:

(a) you become *registered or *required to be registered; or

(b) the tax periods applying to you have changed;

the Commissioner may, by written notice given to you, determine that a period specified in the notice is a tax period that applies to you.

Note: Determining under this section a tax period applying to you is a reviewable GST decision (see Division 7 of Part VI of the Taxation Administration Act 1953).

34   Subsection 27-40(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) If:

(a) an individual dies or becomes bankrupt; or

(b) any other entity goes into liquidation or receivership or for any reason ceases to exist;

the individual's or entity's tax period at the time is taken to have ceased at the end of the day before the death, bankruptcy, liquidation or receivership.

(1A) If an entity ceases to *carry on any *enterprise, the entity's tax period at the time is taken to have ceased at the end of the day on which the cessation occurred.

35   Section 27-99 (after table item 1)

Insert:

1A

Representatives of incapacitated entities

Division 147

36   At the end of section 29-15

Add:

(2) However, if paragraph 33-15(b) applies to payment of the GST on the importation, the input tax credit is attributable to the tax period in which the liability for the GST arose.

37   Subsection 29-40(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) If:

(a) your *annual turnover does not exceed the *cash accounting turnover threshold; or

(b) for income tax purposes, you account for your income using the receipts method; or

(c) each of the *enterprises that you *carry on is an enterprise of a kind that the Commissioner determines, in writing, to be a kind of enterprise in respect of which a choice to *account on a cash basis may be made under this section;

you may choose to account on a cash basis, with effect from the first day of the tax period that you choose.

38   Subsection 29-40(2)

Omit all the words from and including "whether or not", substitute "whether or not paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) applies".

39   Paragraph 29-40(3)(a)

Omit "$500,000", substitute "$1,000,000".

40   Subparagraph 29-45(1)(b)(ii)

Omit "and".

41   Subparagraph 29-45(1)(b)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

42   At the end of subsection 29-70(1)

Add:

However, the Commissioner may treat as a tax invoice a particular document that is not a tax invoice.

43   At the end of subsection 29-75(1)

Add:

However, the Commissioner may treat as an adjustment note a particular document that is not an adjustment note.

44   At the end of section 31-10

Add:

(2) However, if the tax period ends during the first 7 days of a month, you must give the *GST return to the Commissioner:

(a) on or before the 21st day of that month; or

(b) within such further period as the Commissioner allows.

45   At the end of section 31-20

Add:

(2) The Commissioner may direct that a *GST return given under this section need not state your *net amount for a tax period for which a GST return has been given under section 31-15.

46   At the end of subsection 31-25(2)

Add ", unless the Commissioner is satisfied that it is not practicable for you to lodge your returns electronically".

47   At the end of section 33-15

Add:

(2) An officer of Customs (within the meaning of subsection 4(1) of the Customs Act 1901) may refuse to deliver the goods concerned unless the GST has been paid.

48   Section 33-99 (after table item 4)

Insert:

4A

Importations without entry for home consumption

Division 114

49   After subsection 35-10(1)

Insert:

(1A) The account must be an account maintained in Australia.

50   Section 37-1 (after table item 29)

Insert:

29A

Simplified accounting methods for retailers

Division 123

51   At the end of paragraphs 38-4(1)(c) and (d)

Add "for human consumption".

52   After paragraph 38-4(1)(g)

Insert:

(ga) unprocessed cow's milk; or

53   Subsection 38-10(1) (table item 12)

Repeal the item, substitute:

12

Optometry

54   Paragraph 38-50(1)(a)

Omit "prohibited except", substitute "restricted, but may be supplied".

55   Subsections 38-50(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(2) A supply of a drug or medicinal preparation is GST-free if, under a *State law or a *Territory law in the State or Territory in which it is supplied, the supply of the drug or medicinal preparation to an *individual for private or domestic use or consumption is restricted but may be made by:

(a) a *medical practitioner, *dental practitioner or pharmacist; or

(b) any other person permitted by or under that law to do so.

(3) Subsection (2) does not cover the supply of a drug or medicinal preparation of a kind specified in the regulations.

56   Paragraph 38-50(5)(a)

Omit "subsection (3)", substitute "subsection (2)".

57   At the end of section 38-50

Add:

(6) A supply of a drug or medicinal preparation is GST-free if:

(a) the drug or medicinal preparation is the subject of an approval under paragraph 19(1)(a) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, and any conditions to which the approval is subject have been complied with; or

(b) the drug or medicinal preparation is supplied under an authority under subsection 19(5) of that Act, and the supply is in accordance with any regulations made for the purposes of subsection 19(7) of that Act; or

(c) the drug or medicinal preparation is exempted from the operation of Part 3 of that Act under regulation 12A of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations.

(7) A supply of a drug or medicinal preparation covered by this section is GST-free if, and only if:

(a) the drug or medicinal preparation is for human use or consumption; and

(b) the supply is to an *individual for private or domestic use or consumption.

58   Subsection 38-55(2)

Omit ", or a supply of re-insurance of such insurance,".

59   At the end of section 38-55

Add:

(3) However, a supply of re-insurance is not GST-free under this section.

60   Subsection 38-185(1) (table item 1, 3rd column)

After "from Australia", insert "before, or".

61   Subsection 38-185(1) (table item 2, 3rd column)

After "from Australia", insert "before, or".

62   Subsection 38-185(1) (table item 3, 3rd column)

Omit "of taking", substitute "after taking".

63   Subsection 38-185(1) (table item 4, 3rd column)

Omit "within 60 days (or such further period as the Commissioner allows) after", substitute "before, or within 60 days (or such further period as the Commissioner allows) after,".

64   Subsection 38-185(1) (table item 5, 3rd column)

After "stores" (wherever occurring), insert ", or spare parts,".

65   At the end of section 38-185

Add:

(3) Without limiting items 1 and 2 in the table in subsection (1), a supplier of goods is treated, for the purposes of those items, as having exported the goods from Australia if:

(a) before the goods are exported, the supplier supplies them to an entity that is not *registered or *required to be registered; and

(b) that entity exports the goods from Australia; and

(c) the goods have been entered for export within the meaning of section 113 of the Customs Act 1901; and

(d) since their supply to that entity, the goods have not been altered or used in any way, except to the extent (if any) necessary to prepare them for export; and

(e) the supplier has sufficient documentary evidence to show that the goods were exported.

However, if the goods are reimported into Australia, the supply is not GST-free unless the reimportation is a *taxable importation.

66   After section 38-185

Insert:

38-187 Lease etc. of goods for use outside Australia

A supply of goods is GST-free if:

(a) the supply is by way of lease or hire; and

(b) the goods are used outside Australia.

Note: If goods are leased or hired and used partly in Australia and partly outside Australia, the supply could be taxable to the extent that the goods are used in Australia (see section 9-5).

67   Paragraph 38-250(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the supply is for *consideration that:

(i) if the supply is a supply of accommodation - is less than 75% of the *GST inclusive market value of the supply; or

(ii) if the supply is not a supply of accommodation - is less than 50% of the GST inclusive market value of the supply.

68   Paragraph 38-250(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the supply is for *consideration that:

(i) if the supply is a supply of accommodation - is less than 75% of the cost to the supplier of providing the accommodation; or

(ii) if the supply is not a supply of accommodation - is less than 50% of the consideration the supplier provided, or was liable to provide, for acquiring the thing supplied.

69   Subdivision 38-I (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision 38-I - Water, sewerage and drainage

70   After section 38-295

Insert:

38-300 Drainage

A supply of a service that consists of draining storm water is GST-free .

71   Section 38-355 (table item 1, 2nd column)

After "Transport", insert "of passengers".

72   Section 38-355 (table item 1, 3rd column)

Omit "or goods".

73   Section 38-355 (table item 5)

Repeal the item, substitute:

5

Transport etc. of goods

the *international transport of goods:

(a) from their *place of export in Australia to a destination outside Australia; or

(b) from a place outside Australia to their *place of consignment in Australia; or

(c) from a place outside Australia to the same or another place outside Australia.

However, paragraph (a) or (b) only applies to the transport of the goods within Australia if it is supplied by the supplier of the transport of the goods from or to Australia (whichever is relevant).

74   Section 38-355 (table item 6, 3rd column)

Omit "transport, loading or handling", substitute "the *international transport".

75   Section 38-355 (table item 7, 3rd column)

Omit "transport, loading or handling", substitute "the *international transport".

76   Subparagraphs 38-510(1)(a)(i) and (ii)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

(i) the person holding the position of Managing Director of the nominated company (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Hearing Services and AGHS Reform Act 1997); or

(ii) an officer or employee of that company who is authorised in writing by the Managing Director for the purposes of this section;

77   Subsection 42-5(1)

Omit "34", substitute "64".

78   After subsection 42-5(1)

Insert:

(1A) An importation of a container is a non-taxable importation if:

(a) goods covered by item 34 in Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 are imported in or on the container; and

(b) the container will be exported from Australia without being put to any other use.

79   Subsection 42-5(2)

Omit all the words from and including "includes", substitute "includes a reference to goods to which that item would apply apart from the operation of subsection 18(1) of that Act".

80   Section 42-10

Repeal the section.

81   Section 48-1

After "90% owned group", insert ", and in some cases other entities (such as non-profit bodies),".

82   At the end of section 48-1

Add:

Note: Provisions for members of GST groups apply for the wine equalisation tax (see Subdivision 21-B of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999) and the luxury car tax (see Subdivision 16-A of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999).

83   Subsection 48-10(2)

Omit "paragraph (1)(a)", substitute "paragraph (1)(b)".

84   Paragraph 48-40(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) a supply that an entity makes to another *member of the same *GST group is treated as if it were not a *taxable supply, unless:

(i) it is a taxable supply because of Division 84 (which is about offshore supplies other than goods or real property); or

(ii) the entity is a participant in a *GST joint venture and acquired the thing supplied from the *joint venture operator for the joint venture; and

85   At the end of section 51-1

Add:

Note: Provisions for participants in GST joint ventures apply for the wine equalisation tax (see Subdivision 21-C of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999) and the luxury car tax (see Subdivision 16-B of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999).

86   Paragraphs 51-10(d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

87   Paragraph 51-10(f)

Omit "; and".

88   Paragraph 51-10(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

89   Division 81 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 81 - Payments of taxes, fees and charges

90   Section 81-1

Omit "and other" (wherever occurring), substitute ", fees and".

91   Section 81-5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

81-5 Payments of taxes etc. can constitute consideration

92   Subsection 81-5(1)

After "tax" (wherever occurring), insert ", fee or charge".

93   Subsection 81-5(2)

After "tax", insert ", fee or charge".

94   Section 81-10 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

81-10 Supplies need not be connected with Australia if the consideration is the payment of tax etc.

95   Subsection 81-10(1)

After "tax", insert ", fee or charge".

96   After section 84-10

Insert:

84-12 The amount of GST on offshore intangible supplies

(1) The amount of GST on a supply that is a *taxable supply because of section 84-5 is 10% of the *price of the supply.

(2) This section has effect despite section 9-70 (which is about the amount of GST on taxable supplies).

84-13 The amount of input tax credits relating to offshore intangible supplies

(1) The amount of the input tax credit for a *creditable acquisition that relates to a supply that is a *taxable supply because of section 84-5 is as follows:

(Full input tax credit * Extent of creditable purpose * Extent of consideration)

where:

extent of consideration is the extent to which you provide, or are liable to provide, the *consideration for the acquisition, expressed as a percentage of the total consideration for the acquisition.

extent of creditable purpose is the extent to which the *creditable acquisition is for a *creditable purpose, expressed as a percentage of the total purpose of the acquisition.

full input tax credit is 11/10 of what would have been the amount of the input tax credit for the acquisition if:

(a) the supply had been a *taxable supply otherwise than because of section 84-5; and

(b) the acquisition had been made solely for a creditable purpose; and

(c) you had provided, or had been liable to provide, all of the consideration for the acquisition.

(2) This section has effect despite sections 11-25 and 11-30 (which are about the amount of input tax credits for creditable acquisitions).

97   At the end of Division 93

Add:

93-25 Food packaging that was supplied GST-free

This Division does not apply to the acquisition of a *returnable container if the supply of the container to the entity from which you acquired it was a supply of packaging that was *GST-free under section 38-6.

98   Section 108-1

Omit "customs duty or".

99   Subsection 108-5(1)

Omit "goods that are in bond or otherwise subject to the control of Customs", substitute "*excisable goods that are in bond".

100   Paragraph 108-5(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the amount of *excise duty to which the goods would have been subject if they had been entered for home consumption under the Excise Act 1901 at the time the supply first became a supply *connected with Australia.

101   Section 114-5

Omit all the words from and including "The circumstances" to and including "section 13-5", substitute:

You make a taxable importation if:

(a) the circumstances referred to in the third column of the following table occur; and

(b) you are referred to in the fourth column of the table as the importer in relation to those circumstances.

However, there is not a taxable importation to the extent that the importation to which the circumstances relate is a *non-taxable importation.

102   Section 114-5 (table items 7, 8 and 9)

Repeal the items.

103   Section 114-5 (table item 10, 3rd column)

Omit "under section 203 of the Customs Act 1901", substitute "under a warrant issued under section 203 of the Customs Act 1901, or under section 203B or 203C of that Act,".

104   Section 114-5 (table items 11 and 12)

Repeal the items.

105   Section 114-5 (at the end of the table)

Add:

16

Goods not entered for home consumption when required

Goods not covered by any other item of this table are imported into Australia, and:

(a) if they are required to be entered under section 68 of the Customs Act 1901 - they are not entered in accordance with that requirement; or

(b) in any other case - a requirement under that Act relating to their importation has not been complied with

The person who fails to comply with that requirement.

106   At the end of section 114-5

Add:

(2) This section has effect despite section 13-5.

107   At the end of Division 114

Add:

114-10 Goods that have already been entered for home consumption etc.

Once goods have been:

(a) entered for home consumption within the meaningof the Customs Act 1901; or

(b) taken to be imported because of the application of an item in the table in section 114-5;

they cannot subsequently be taken to be imported because of the application of an item in the table, unless they have been exported from Australia since they were so entered or taken to be imported.

114-15 Payments of amounts of GST where security for payment of customs duty is forfeited

(1) If:

(a) a circumstance relating to goods is an importation of the goods into Australia because of an item of the table in section 114-5; and

(b) security has been given under the Customs Act 1901 for payment of *customs duty in respect of the goods; and

(c) the security is forfeited;

any GST payable on the importation is to be paid when the security is forfeited.

(2) This section has effect despite section 33-15 (which is about payments of amounts of GST on importations).

114-20 Payments of amounts of GST where delivery into home consumption is authorised under section 71 of the Customs Act

(1) If:

(a) the delivery of goods into home consumption in accordance with an authorisation under section 71 of the Customs Act 1901 is an importation into Australia because of item 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the table in section 114-5; and

(b) information was provided under section 71 of that Act in connection with the granting of the authorisation;

any GST payable on the importation is to be paid when the information was provided/on or before the granting of the authorisation.

(2) This section has effect despite sections 33-15 (which is about payments of amounts of GST on importations) and 114-15.

108   Paragraph 117-5(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) the cost, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs Service, of materials, labour and other charges involved in the repair or renovation; and

109   Paragraph 117-5(1)(c)

Omit "(other than the amount of GST payable on the importation)".

110   Section 117-10

Repeal the section.

111   Before Division 126

Insert:

Division 123 - Simplified accounting methods for retailers

123-1 What this Division is about

The Commissioner can create simplified accounting methods that some retailers can choose to apply with a view to reducing their costs of complying with the requirements of the GST.

123-5 Commissioner may determine simplified accounting methods

(1) The Commissioner may determine in writing an arrangement (to be known as a simplified accounting method) that:

(a) specifies the kinds of *retailers to whom it is available; and

(b) provides a method for working out *net amounts of retailers to whom the method applies.

(2) The kinds of *retailer specified under paragraph (1)(a) must all be kinds of retailers that:

(a) sell *food; or

(b) make supplies that are *GST-free under Subdivision 38-G (Non-commercial activities of charitable institutions etc.);

in the course or furtherance of *carrying on their *enterprise.

123-10 Choosing to apply a simplified accounting method

(1) You may, by notifying the Commissioner in the *approved form:

(a) choose to apply a *simplified accounting method if you are a *retailer of the kind to whom the method is available; or

(b) revoke your choice to apply the method.

(2) However, you:

(a) cannot revoke the choice within 12 months after the day on which you made the choice; and

(b) cannot make a further choice within 12 months after the day on which you revoked a previous choice; and

(c) cannot choose to apply a *simplified accounting method in addition to another simplified accounting method.

(3) Your choice to apply a *simplified accounting method has effect from the start of the tax period specified in your notice.

(4) Your choice to apply a *simplified accounting method ceases to have effect:

(a) if you cease to be a *retailer of the kind to whom the method is available - from the start of the tax period occurring after the day on which you cease to be such a retailer; or

(b) if you revoke your choice to apply the method - from the start of the tax period specified in your notice of revocation.

123-15 Net amounts

(1) If you are a *retailer who has chosen to apply a *simplified accounting method, the net amount for a tax period during which the choice has effect is worked out using the method provided for by the method.

(2) This section has effect despite section 17-5 (which is about net amounts).

112   Subsection 129-5(2)

Omit "does not exceed", substitute "exceeds".

113   Section 135-1

Omit "of input taxed supplies (if any) that will be made in running the concern", substitute "(if any) of supplies that will be made inrunning the concern and that will not be taxable supplies or GST-free supplies".

114   Paragraph 135-5(1)(b)

Omit "*input taxed", substitute "neither *taxable supplies nor *GST-free supplies".

115   Subsection 135-5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) The amount of the increasing adjustment is as follows:

(1 /10) * Supply price * Proportion of non-creditable use

where:

proportion of non-creditable use is the proportion of all the supplies made through the *enterprise that you intend will be supplies that are neither *taxable supplies nor *GST-free supplies, expressed as a percentage worked out on the basis of the *prices of those supplies.

supply price means the *price of the supply in relation to which the increasing adjustment arises.

116   Paragraph 135-10(1)(a)

Omit "*input taxed", substitute "neither *taxable supplies nor *GST-free supplies".

117   Paragraph 135-10(1)(b)

Omit "*input taxed", substitute "neither taxable supplies nor GST-free supplies".

118   At the end of Division 147

Add:

147-25 Tax periods of representatives

(1) If a *representative of an *incapacitated entity is required to be registered in that capacity, the tax periods applying to the representative in that capacity are the same tax periods that apply to the incapacitated entity.

(2) This section has effect despite Division 27 (which is about how to work out the tax periods that apply).

119   Subsection 156-15(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) If:

(a) a *taxable supply is made for a period or on a progressive basis; and

(b) the supply is made for *consideration that is to be provided on a progressive or periodic basis; and

(c) the whole of a progressive or periodic component of the supply would not be *connected with Australia if it were a separate supply;

that component is treated as if it were a separate supply that is not connected with Australia.

120   After section 156-20

Insert:

156-22 Leases etc. treated as being on a progressive or periodic basis

For the purposes of this Division, a supply or acquisition by way of lease, hire or similar arrangement is to be treated as a supply or acquisition that is made on a progressive or periodic basis, for the period of the lease, hire or arrangement.

121   Section 156-25

After "This Division", insert "(other than section 156-15)".

122   Subsection 171-5(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) An amount of GST on a *taxable importation of goods is not payable if:

(a) a security or undertaking described in section 162 of the Customs Act 1901 has been given; and

(b) the provisions of the regulations mentioned in paragraph 162(3)(a) of that Act are complied with; and

(c) the goods are exported within the relevant period mentioned in paragraph 162(3)(b) of that Act.

Note: Section 162 of the Customs Act 1901 allows delivery of imported goods if the importer gives a security or undertaking to pay any customs duty, GST and luxury car tax relating to the importation.

(1A) An amount of GST on a *taxable importation of goods is not payable if:

(a) a security or undertaking described in section 162A of the Customs Act 1901 has been given; and

(b) the goods are not dealt with in contravention of regulations made for the purposes of that section; and

(c) either:

(i) the goods are exported within the relevant period mentioned in paragraph 162A(5)(b) of that Act; or

(ii) if the goods are described in subsection 162A(5A) - the goods are exported before the end of the relevant day mentioned in paragraph 162A(5A)(b).

Note: Section 162A of the Customs Act 1901 allows delivery of imported goods if the importer gives a security or undertaking to pay any customs duty, GST and luxury car tax relating to the importation.

123   After subsection 177-1(2)

Insert:

(2A) The directions given under subsection (2) may also take account of the provisions of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999.

124   Paragraph 177-10(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

125   Section 182-15 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

182-15 Schedules 1, 2 and 3

126   Section 182-15

Omit "Schedules 1 and 2", substitute "Schedules 1, 2 and 3".

127   Division 186

Repeal the Division.

128   At the end of section 188-15

Add:

Supplies must be connected with Australia

(3) In working out your current annual turnover , disregard any supplies that are not *connected with Australia.

129   At the end of section 188-20

Add:

Supplies must be connected with Australia

(3) In working out your projected annual turnover , disregard any supplies that are not *connected with Australia.

130   After section 188-20

Insert:

188-22 Settlements of insurance claims to be disregarded

In working out your *current annual turnover or your *projected annual turnover, disregard any supply that you have made to the extent that the *consideration for the supply is a payment of *money, or a supply, by an insurer in settlement of a claim under an *insurance policy.

Note: Under Subdivision 78-B, your settlements of insurance claims can be treated as constituting supplies by insured entities.

131   Section 188-30

Repeal the section, substitute:

188-30 The value of non-taxable supplies

For the purposes only of this Division, the value of a supply that is not a *taxable supply is taken to be 11/10 of what would be the *value of the supply if it were a taxable supply.

For the basic rules on the value of taxable supplies, see Subdivision 9-C.

132   At the end of Division 188

Add:

188-35 The value of loans

To the extent that a supply is constituted by a loan of *money, any repayment of the principal, and any obligation to repay the principal, is to be disregarded in working out the value of the supply.

133   Section 195-1 (definition of approved form )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

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

134   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

135   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

136   Section 195-1 (definition of Australian tax )

Repeal the definition.

137   Section 195-1

Insert:

Australian tax, fee or charge means:

(a) a tax (however described) imposed under an *Australian law; or

(b) a fee or charge (however described) imposed under an Australian law and payable to an *Australian government agency.

138   Section 195-1 (definition of cash accounting turnover threshold )

Omit "subsection 29-40(2)", substitute "subsection 29-40(3)".

139   Section 195-1 (at the end of the definition of current annual turnover )

Add:

Note: This meaning is affected by section 188-22.

140   Section 195-1 (definition of customs duty )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

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

(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.

141   Section 195-1 (paragraphs (b) and (c) of the definition of essential prerequisite )

After "the entry to", insert ", or the commencement of the practice of,".

142   Section 195-1 (definition of excisable goods )

Omit "section 4", substitute "subsection 4(1)"

143   Section 195-1 (paragraph (a) of the definition of first aid or life saving course )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

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

(i) first aid, resuscitation or other similar life saving skills;

(ii) surf life saving;

(iii) aero-medical rescue; and

144   Section 195-1 (paragraph (b) of the definition of first aid or life saving course )

Omit "non-profit".

145   Section 195-1

Insert:

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.

146   Section 195-1 (definition of import )

Omit "*import", substitute "import".

147   Section 195-1 (definition of importation of goods into Australia )

Repeal the definition.

148   Section 195-1

Insert:

international transport means:

(a) in relation to the export of goods - the transport of the goods from their *place of export in Australia to a destination outside Australia (including loading and handling within Australia that is part of that transport); or

(b) in relation to the import of goods - the transport of the goods from a place outside Australia to their *place of consignment in Australia (excluding loading and handling within Australia).

149   Section 195-1

Insert:

local entry has the meaning given by section 5-30 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999.

150   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

151   Section 195-1 (definition of new residential premises )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

new residential premises means *residential premises that:

(a) have not previously been sold as residential premises and have not previously been the subject of a *long-term lease; or

(b) have been created through *substantial renovations of a building; or

(c) have been built, or contain a building that has been built, to replace demolished premises on the same land.

To avoid doubt, if the residential premises are *new residential premises because of paragraph (b) or (c) of this definition, the new residential premises include land of which the new residential premises are a part.

152   Section 195-1 (definition of partly creditable land transport )

Repeal the definition.

153   Section 195-1

Insert:

place of consignment of goods means:

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

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

154   Section 195-1

Insert:

place of export of goods means:

(a) if the goods were posted from Australia - the place from which they were posted; or

(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply and the goods were packed in a *freight container - 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 Australia; 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 Australia.

155   Section 195-1 (definition of potential residential land )

After "contain any", insert "buildings that are".

156   Section 195-1 (at the end of the definition of projected annual turnover )

Add:

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

157   Section 195-1 (definition of residential premises )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

residential premises means land or a building that:

(a) is occupiedas a residence; or

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

and includes a *floating home.

158   Section 195-1

Insert:

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.

159   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

160   Section 195-1 (definition of special education course )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

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

161   Section 195-1

Insert:

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.

162   Section 195-1 (at the end of the definition of tax period )

Add "or 147-25".

163   Section 195-1 (definition of taxable importation )

Omit "subsection 13-5(1)", substitute "subsections 13-5(1) and 114-5(1)".

164   Section 195-1

Insert:

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.

165   Section 195-1 (at the end of the definition of value )

Add:

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

166   Section 195-1

Insert:

wine tax has the meaning given by section 33-1 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999.

167   Clause 1 of Schedule 2 (table item 14)

Omit "bottled".

168   Schedule 3 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1: GST-free supplies of medical aids and appliances are dealt with in section 38-45.

Note 2: The second column of the table is not operative (see section 182-15).

Part 2   Amendment of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999

169   Paragraph 5-10(3)(b)

Omit "imported", substitute "*entered for home consumption".

170   Paragraph 5-20(1)(b)

After "tax", insert ", fee or charge".

171   After subsection 5-20(1)

Insert:

(1A) If the supply of the *car is *GST-free (to an extent) because of Subdivision 38-P of the *GST Act, the *luxury car tax value of the car includes an amount equal to the amount of *GST that was not payable because of Subdivision 38-P.

172   Subsection 7-10(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) You make a taxable importation of a luxury car if:

(a) the *luxury car is *imported; and

(b) you *enter the car for home consumption.

Note: There is no registration requirement for taxable importations, and the importer need not be carrying on an enterprise.

173   Subsection 7-10(4)

Omit all the words from and including "includes", substitute "includes a reference to a car to which that item would apply apart from the operation of subsection 18(1) of the Customs Tariff Act 1995".

174   Section 7-15 (subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of luxury car tax value )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(i) for the *international transport of the car and any car parts, accessories or attachments covered by subsection 7-10(2) to their *place of consignment in Australia; and

175   Section 7-15 (at the end of the definition of luxury car tax value )

Add:

; and (e) if the *importation of the car is *GST-free (to an extent) because of paragraph 13-10(b) of the *GST Act in conjunction with Subdivision 38-P of that Act - an amount equal to the amount of *GST that was not payable because of paragraph 13-10(b) and Subdivision 38-P.

176   At the end of section 7-15

Add:

(2) The Commissioner may, in writing:

(a) determine the way in which the amount paid or payable for a specified kind of transport or insurance is to be worked out for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of luxury car tax value in subsection (1); and

(b) in relation to importations of a specified kind or importations to which specified circumstances apply, determine that the amount paid or payable for a specified kind of transport or insurance is taken, for the purposes of that paragraph, to be zero.

177   At the end of section 13-20

Add:

(2) An officer of Customs (within the meaning of subsection 4(1) of the Customs Act 1901) may refuse to deliver the goods concerned unless the luxury car tax has been paid.

178   Subsection 13-25(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(1) An amount of luxury car tax on a *taxable importation of a luxury car is not payable if:

(a) a security or undertaking described in section 162 of the Customs Act 1901 has been given; and

(b) the provisions of the regulations mentioned in paragraph 162(3)(a) of that Act are complied with; and

(c) the car is exported within the relevant period mentioned in paragraph 162(3)(b) of that Act.

Note: Section 162 of the Customs Act 1901 allows delivery of imported goods if the importer gives a security or undertaking to pay any customs duty, GST and luxury car tax relating to the importation.

(1A) An amount of luxury car tax on a *taxable importation of a luxury car is not payable if:

(a) a security or undertaking described in section 162A of the Customs Act 1901 has been given; and

(b) the car is not dealt with in contravention of regulations made for the purposes of that section; and

(c) either:

(i) the car is exported within the relevant period mentioned in paragraph 162A(5)(b) of that Act; or

(ii) if the car is goods described in subsection 162A(5A) - the car is exported before the end of the relevant day mentioned in paragraph 162A(5A)(b).

Note: Section 162A of the Customs Act 1901 allows delivery of imported goods if the importer gives a security or undertaking to pay any customs duty, GST and luxury car tax relating to the importation.

179   At the end of section 15-5

Add:

(4) However, the return of a *luxury car to its supplier is not an *adjustment event if the return is for the purpose of repair or maintenance.

180   At the end of paragraph 15-40(1)(c)

Add ", or the whole or a part of the debt has been due for 12 months or more".

181   At the end of paragraph 15-40(2)(a)

Add "taking into account any previous *luxury car tax adjustments for the supply".

182   Paragraph 15-40(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) the amount of luxury car tax (if any) that would be payable if the *price of the supply of the car (disregarding any previous *luxury car tax adjustments for the supply) was reduced by an amount equal to the sum of:

(i) the amount or amounts of the debt written off as bad; and

(ii) the amount of the debt that has been due for 12 months or more (other than amounts already written off).

183   Paragraph 15-45(1)(a)

Omit "written off as bad".

184   Paragraph 15-45(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) you recover the whole or a part of the amount or amounts of the debt that have been written off as bad or due for 12 months or more.

185   Subsection 15-45(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) The increasing luxury car tax adjustment is equal to:

(a) the amount of luxury car tax (if any) that would be payable if the *price of the supply of the car (disregarding any previous *luxury car tax adjustments for the supply) was reduced by the sum of:

(i) the amount or amounts of the debt previously written off as bad; and

(ii) the amount of the debt that has been due for 12 months or more (other than amounts already written off);

and then increased by an amount equal to the amount or amounts recovered; minus

(b) the amount of luxury car tax (if any) payable on the supply of the luxury car, taking into account any previous *luxury car tax adjustments for the supply.

186   After Division 15

Insert:

Division 16 - GST groups and GST joint ventures

16-1 What this Division is about

The representative member of a GST group deals with all of the luxury car tax liabilities and entitlements of the group. The joint venture operator of a GST joint venture deals with the luxury car tax liabilities and entitlements arising from the operator's dealings on behalf of the other participants in the joint venture.

Subdivision 16-A - Members of GST groups

16-5 Who is liable for luxury car tax

(1) Luxury car tax payable on a *taxable supply of a luxury car, or a *taxable importation of a luxury car, for which a *member of a *GST group would (apart from this section) be liable:

(a) is payable by the *representative member; and

(b) is not payable by the member that would otherwise be liable (unless the member is the representative member).

(2) However, if the member is not the *representative member of the *GST group, this section only applies to luxury car tax payable on a *taxable importation of a luxury car if the tax is payable at a time when luxury car tax on *taxable supplies of luxury cars is normally payable by the representative member.

(3) This section has effect despite sections 5-5 and 7-5 (which are about liability for luxury car tax).

16-10 Luxury car tax adjustments

(1) Any *luxury car tax adjustment that a *member of a *GST group has is to be treated as if:

(a) that member did not have the adjustment (unless that member is the *representative member); and

(b) the representative member had the adjustment.

(2) This section has effect despite section 13-10 (which is about the effect of luxury car tax adjustments on net amounts).

Subdivision 16-B - Participants in GST joint ventures

16-15 Who is liable for luxury car tax

(1) Luxury car tax payable on a *taxable supply of a luxury car, or a *taxable importation of a luxury car, that the *joint venture operator of a *GST joint venture makes, on behalf of another *participant in the joint venture, in the course of activities for which the joint venture was entered into:

(a) is payable by the joint venture operator; and

(b) is not payable by the other participant.

(2) This section has effect despite sections 5-5 and 7-5 (which are about liability for luxury car tax).

16-20 Luxury car tax adjustments

(1) Any *luxury car tax adjustment relating to any supply or *importation that the *joint venture operator of a *GST joint venture makes, on behalf of another *participant in the joint venture, in the course of activities for which the joint venture was entered into is to be treated as if:

(a) the other participant did not have the adjustment; and

(b) the joint venture operator had the adjustment.

(2) This section has effect despite section 13-10 (which is about the effect of *luxury car tax adjustments on net amounts).

16-25 Additional net amounts relating to GST joint ventures

The additional net amount relating to a *GST joint venture in section 51-45 of the *GST Act:

(a) is increased by the amount of any luxury car tax on *taxable supplies of luxury cars for which the *joint venture operator is liable because of section 16-15; and

(b) is increased or decreased (as the case requires) by the amount of any *luxury car tax adjustments that are adjustments of the joint venture operator because of section 16-20.

187   Division 25 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 25 - Luxury cars

188   Subsection 25-1(3)

Omit "year in which the supply of the car occurred", substitute:

year in which:

(a) the supply of the car occurred; or

(b) the car was *entered for home consumption.

189   Section 25-5

Repeal the section.

190   Section 27-1 (definition of approved form )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

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

191   Section 27-1 (definition of Australian tax )

Repeal the definition.

192   Section 27-1

Insert:

Australian tax, fee or charge has the meaning given by section195-1 of the *GST Act.

193   Section 27-1

Insert:

enter for home consumption has the same meaning as in the Customs Act 1901.

194   Section 27-1

Insert:

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

195   Section 27-1

Insert:

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

196   Section 27-1 (definition of import )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

import means import goods into *Australia.

197   Section 27-1

Insert:

international transport of a *car and any *car parts, accessories or attachments covered by subsection 7-10(2) has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

198   Section 27-1

Insert:

joint venture operator , for a *GST joint venture, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

199   Section 27-1

Insert:

member , in relation to a *GST group, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

200   Section 27-1

Insert:

participant , in relation to a *GST joint venture, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

201   Section 27-1

Insert:

place of consignment of a *car and any *car parts, accessories or attachments covered by subsection 7-10(2) has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

202   Section 27-1

Insert:

representative member , for a *GST group, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

Part 3   Amendment of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

203   Section 2-1 (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1: Wine is widely defined in Subdivision 31-A. It can apply to beverages fermented from any fruit or vegetable. It also extends to cider, perry, mead and sake.

204   Subsection 5-5(2)

Omit "the dealing is not a taxable dealing unless", substitute "an assessable dealing (other than a *customs dealing) is a taxable dealing only if".

205   Subsection 5-5(2) (note)

After "wine tax", insert ", on assessable dealings (other than customs dealings),".

206   Subsection 5-5(4) (table item AD4b, 4th column)

Omit "time of removal", substitute "time at which wine tax is payable under section 23-5".

207   Subsection 5-5(4) (table item AD10, 4th column)

Omit "time of *local entry", substitute "time at which wine tax is payable under section 23-5".

208   Subsection 5-5(4) (table item AD14b, 4th column)

Omit "time of renewal", substitute "time at which wine tax is payable under section 23-5".

209   At the end of subsection 5-25(3)

Add:

; or (d) section 5 of the Sales Tax Amendment (Transitional) Act 1992 applies to the wine (whether or not the wine would, but for that section, have been subject to sales tax under the Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992).

210   Subsection 5-30(5) (Local Entry Table, column 4)

Repeal the column.

211   Subsection 5-30(5) (table item LE4, 2nd column)

Omit "87, 96, 206 or 207", substitute "87 or 96".

212   Subsection 5-30(5) (table item LE4,3rd column)

Omit "was the owner (within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901) of the wine immediately before the sale", substitute "bought the wine".

213   Subsection 5-30(5) (table item LE13)

Repeal the item.

214   Subsection 5-30(5) (table item LE15)

Omit "into Australia" (wherever occurring).

215   Sections 5-35 and 5-40

Repeal the sections.

216   Section 7-5

Repeal the section, substitute:

7-5 Exemption for dealings that are GST-free supplies or non-taxable importations

An *assessable dealing is not taxable if the dealing is:

(a) a *supply that is *GST-free (other than because of Subdivision 38-D (child care) of the *GST Act); or

(b) a *local entry relating to an *importation that is a *non-taxable importation.

217   Subsection 7-15(1)

After "item", insert "15,".

218   Subsection 7-15(1)

Omit ", 23A, 23B, 24, 25A, 25B, 25C, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B or 34", substitute ", 24 or 33B".

219   Subsection 7-15(2)

Omit all the words from and including "includes", substitute "includes a reference to goods to which that item would apply apart from the operation of subsection 18(1) of the Customs Tariff Act 1995".

220   Section 17-5 (table item CR9)

Repeal the item.

221   Section 17-5 (table items CR11 and CR12)

Repeal the items, substitute:

CR11

Tax excluded from sale *price of *GST-free supply of tax paid wine

You sold wine for a *price that excluded some or all of the wine tax previously *borne by you on the wine, and the sale was a *GST-free supply of the wine.

wine tax excluded from sale *price

time of sale

222   Subsection 17-5(3) (table item CR13, 3rd column)

Omit "under *Customs supervision".

223   Before section 21-1

Insert:

Table of Subdivisions

21-A General

21-B Members of GST groups

21-C Participants in GST joint ventures

224   After section 21-1

Insert:

Subdivision 21-A - General

225   Subsection 21-5(1)

After "(if any)", insert "payable by you".

226   At the end of Division 21

Add:

Subdivision 21-B - Members of GST groups

21-40 Who is liable for wine tax

(1) Wine tax payable on a *taxable dealing for which a *member of a *GST group would (apart from this section) be liable to the tax:

(a) is payable by the *representative member; and

(b) is not payable by the member that would be so liable (unless the member is the representative member).

(2) However, if the member is not the *representative member of the *GST group, this section only applies to wine tax payable on a *customs dealing if the tax is payable at a time when wine tax on *taxable dealings is normally payable by the representative member.

(3) This section has effect despite subsection 5-5(2) (which is about liability for wine tax).

21-45 Who is entitled to wine tax credits

(1) If a *member of a *GST group would (apart from this section) be entitled to a *wine tax credit:

(a) the *representative member is entitled to the wine tax credit; and

(b) the member that would be so entitled is not entitled to the wine tax credit (unless the member is the representative member).

(2) This section has effect despite section 17-5 (which is about entitlement to wine tax credits).

Subdivision 21-C - Participants in GST joint ventures

21-70 Who is liable for wine tax

(1) Wine tax payable on a *taxable dealing that the *joint venture operator of a *GST joint venture makes, on behalf of another *participant in the joint venture, in the course of activities for which the joint venture was entered into:

(a) is payable by the joint venture operator; and

(b) is not payable by the other participant.

(2) This section has effect despite subsection 5-5(2) (which is about liability for wine tax).

21-75 Who is entitled to wine tax credits

(1) If a *participant in a *GST joint venture would (apart from this section) be entitled to a *wine tax credit relating to a *taxable dealing that the *joint venture operator of the joint venture makes on the participant's behalf:

(a) the joint venture operator is entitled to the wine tax credit; and

(b) the participant that would be so entitled is not entitled to the wine tax credit (unless the participant is the joint venture operator).

(2) This section has effect despite section 17-5 (which is about entitlement to wine tax credits).

21-80 Additional net amounts relating to GST joint ventures

The additional net amount relating to a *GST joint venture in section 51-45 of the *GST Act:

(a) is increased by the amount of any wine tax on *taxable dealings for which the *joint venture operator is liable because of section 21-70; and

(b) is decreased by the amount of any *wine tax credits to which the joint venture operator is entitled because of section 21-75.

227   At the end of section 23-5

Add:

(2) An officer of Customs (within the meaning of subsection 4(1) of the Customs Act 1901) may refuse to deliver the goods concerned unless the wine tax has been paid.

228   Section 27-1

Repeal the section.

229   After subsection 27-20(2)

Insert:

(2A) The directions given under subsection (2) may also take account of the provisions of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax and Luxury Car Tax Transition) Act 1999.

230   Paragraph 27-35(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

231   Subdivisions 31-A and 31-B

Repeal the Subdivisions, substitute:

Subdivision 31-A - Wine

31-1 Meaning of wine

(1) Wine means any of these:

(a) *grape wine;

(b) *grape wine products;

(c) *fruit or vegetable wine;

(d) *cider or perry;

(e) *mead;

(f) *sake.

(2) However, wine does not include beverages that do not contain more than 1.15% by volume of ethyl alcohol.

31-2 Meaning of grape wine

(1) Grape wine is a beverage that:

(a) is the product of the complete or partial fermentation of fresh grapes or products derived solely from fresh grapes; and

(b) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to grape wine.

(2) A beverage does not cease to be the product of the complete or partial fermentation of fresh grapes or products derived solely from fresh grapes merely because grape spirit, brandy, or both grape spirit and brandy, have been added to it.

Note: The concept of grape wine is used in Subdivision 9-B to work out the taxable value of retail transactions involving wine produced from grapes. In the case of grape wine, you can choose to use the average wholesale price method of working out taxable values.

31-3 Meaning of grape wine product

Grape wine product is a beverage that:

(a) contains at least 700 millilitres of *grape wine per litre; and

(b) has not had added to it, at any time, any ethyl alcohol from any other source, except:

(i) grape spirit; or

(ii) alcohol used in preparing vegetable extracts (including spices, herbs and grasses); and

(c) contains at least 8% by volume of ethyl alcohol, but not more than 22% by volume of ethyl alcohol; and

(d) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to grape wine products.

31-4 Meaning of fruit or vegetable wine

Fruit or vegetable wine is a beverage that:

(a) is the product of the complete or partial fermentation of the juice or must of:

(i) fruit or vegetables; or

(ii) products derived solely from fruit or vegetables; and

(b) has not had added to it, at any time, any ethyl alcohol from any other source, except as specified in the regulations; and

(c) has not had added to it, at any time, any liquor or substance that gives colour or flavour, except as specified in the regulations; and

(d) contains at least 8% by volume of ethyl alcohol, but not more than 22% by volume of ethyl alcohol; and

(e) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to fruit or vegetable wine.

31-5 Meaning of cider or perry

Cider or perry is a beverage that:

(a) is the product of the complete or partial fermentation of the juice or must of apples or pears; and

(b) has not had added to it, at any time, any ethyl alcohol from any other source, except as specified in the regulations; and

(c) has not had added to it, at any time, any liquor or substance (other than water or the juice or must of apples or pears) that gives colour or flavour, except as specified in the regulations; and

(d) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to cider or perry.

31-6 Meaning of mead

Mead is a beverage that:

(a) is the product of the complete or partial fermentation of honey; and

(b) has not had added to it, at any time, any ethyl alcohol from any other source, except as specified in the regulations; and

(c) has not had added to it, at any time, any liquor or substance (other than honey) that gives colour or flavour, except as specified in the regulations; and

(d) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to mead.

31-7 Meaning of sake

Sake is a beverage that:

(a) is the product of the complete or partial fermentation of rice; and

(b) has not had added to it, at any time, any ethyl alcohol from any other source, except as specified in the regulations; and

(c) has not had added to it, at any time, any liquor or substance that gives colour or flavour, except as specified in the regulations; and

(d) complies with any requirements of the regulations, made for the purposes of section 31-8, relating to sake.

31-8 Requirements for types of wine

(1) The regulations may specify requirements for these types of wine:

(a) *grape wine;

(b) *grape wine products;

(c) *fruit or vegetable wine;

(d) *cider or perry;

(e) *mead;

(f) *sake.

(2) The requirements for a particular type of wine may relate to any of the following:

(a) the substances that may be added to that type of wine;

(b) the quantities in which those substances may be added to that type of wine;

(c) the substances that must not be added to that type of wine;

(d) the substances that may be used in the production of that type of wine;

(e) the quantities in which those substances may be used in the production of that type of wine;

(f) the substances that must not be used in the production of that type of wine;

(g) the composition of that type of wine.

31-9 Measuring alcoholic content

For the purposes of this Subdivision, the volume of ethyl alcohol in beverages is to be measured at 20°C and is to be calculated on the basis that the specific gravity of ethyl alcohol is 0.79067 (at 20°C in a vacuum).

232   Subdivision 31-E

Repeal the Subdivision.

233   Section 33-1 (definition of accompanied baggage )

Repeal the definition.

234   Section 33-1 (definition of AOU connected with retail sales of grape wine )

Repeal the definition.

235   Section 33-1 (definition of approved form )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

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

236   Section 33-1 (definition of beer )

Repeal the definition.

237   Section 33-1

Insert:

cider or perry has the meaning given by section 31-5.

238   Section 33-1 (definition of eligible Australian traveller )

Repeal the definition.

239   Section 33-1 (definition of eligible foreign traveller )

Repeal the definition.

240   Section 33-1 (definition of export )

Omit ", and, in relation to an *eligible Australian traveller, includes taking the wine out of Australia as *accompanied baggage".

241   Section 33-1

Insert:

fruit or vegetable wine has the meaning given by section 31-4.

242   Section 33-1 (definition of grape wine )

Omit "Subdivision 31-B", substitute "section 31-2".

243   Section 33-1

Insert:

grape wine product has the meaning given by section 31-3.

244   Section 33-1

Insert:

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

245   Section 33-1 (definition of GST importation value )

After "the local entry", insert "(disregarding any wine tax payable in respect of the local entry)".

246   Section 33-1

Insert:

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

247   Section 33-1 (definition of import )

Omit "*import", substitute "import".

248   Section 33-1 (definition of importation of goods into Australia )

Repeal the definition.

249   Section 33-1

Insert:

joint venture operator , for a *GST joint venture, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

250   Section 33-1

Insert:

mead has the meaning given by section 31-6.

251   Section 33-1

Insert:

member , in relation to a *GST group, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

252   Section 33-1

Insert:

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

253   Section 33-1

Insert:

participant , in relation to a *GST joint venture, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

254   Section 33-1

Insert:

representative member , for a *GST group, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

255   Section 33-1

Insert:

sake has the meaning given by section 31-7.

Schedule 2   Customs Act 1901

Part 1   Amendments commencing on Royal Assent

1   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

GST has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the GST Act.

2   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

GST Act means the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

3   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

luxury car tax has the meaning given by section 27-1 of the Luxury Car Tax Act.

4   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

Luxury Car Tax Act means the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999.

5   Paragraph 71F(6)(b)

Omit "duty", substitute "any duty, fee, charge or tax".

6   Paragraphs 71F(6)(c) and (d)

Omit "duty", substitute "the unpaid duty, fee, charge or tax (as appropriate)".

7   Application

The amendments of subsection 71F(6) of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part apply in relation to import entries communicated to Customs after the commencement of this Part.

8   At the end of subsection 162A(1)

Add ", GST or luxury car tax".

Note: The heading to section 162A is altered by adding at the end " , GST and luxury car tax ".

9   Saving of regulations

Regulations that were made for the purposes of subsection 162A(1) of the Customs Act 1901 and in force immediately before the amendment of that subsection by this Part continue in force as if they had been made for the purposes of that subsection as amended by this Part. This does not prevent amendment or repeal of the regulations.

10   Subsection 162A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) The CEO may accept a security given by a person for the payment of, or an undertaking by a person to pay, all of the following in relation to specified goods that are described in regulations made for the purposes of subsection (1) and that may be imported after a particular date or during a particular period:

(a) the duty, if any, that may become payable on the goods;

(b) the GST that may become payable on the taxable importation (as defined in the GST Act), if any, that is associated with the import of the goods;

(c) if a taxable importation of a luxury car (as defined in the Luxury Car Tax Act) is associated with the import of the goods - the luxury car tax that may become payable on that taxable importation.

If the CEO accepts the security or undertaking, a Collector may grant to a person who imports some or all of the specified goods permission to take delivery of the goods without payment of duty, GST or luxury car tax.

11   Saving of permissions

A permission granted under subsection 162A(2) of the Customs Act 1901 and in force immediately before the commencement of the amendments of section 162A of that Act by this Part continues in force as if the permission had been granted under that section as amended by this Part.

12   At the end of subsection 162A(5)

Add:

Note: GST and luxury car tax are not payable if duty is not payable because of subsection (5) (or would not be payable because of that subsection if it were otherwise payable). See section 171-5 of the GST Act and section 13-25 of the Luxury Car Tax Act.

13   Subsection 162A(7)

Omit all the words from and including "until" to and including "imported", substitute:

until:

(a) no duty is, or may become, payable on goods to which the security relates that have been imported; and

(b) no GST is, or may become, payable on the taxable importation (as defined in the GST Act), if any, that is associated with the import of the goods; and

(c) no luxury car tax is, or may become, payable on the taxable importation of a luxury car (as defined the Luxury Car Tax Act), if any, that is associated with the import of the goods.

14   Subsection 162A(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(8) If the circumstances described in paragraph (5)(a) or (b) or (5A)(a) or (b) exist in relation to the goods:

(a) a security relating to the goods may be enforced; and

(b) if an undertaking has been given to pay the amount of the duty (if any), GST (if any) and luxury car tax (if any) associated with the import of the goods - the amount may be recovered at any time in a court of competent jurisdiction by proceedings in the name of:

(i) the CEO; or

(ii) the Regional Director for a State or Territory.

15   Application

The amendments of section 162A of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part apply in relation to the delivery of goods after the commencement of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

Part 2   Amendments commencing immediately after the GST Act commences

16   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

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

17   Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

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

18   Paragraph 70(7)(b)

Omit "or sales tax".

19   Application

The amendment of section 70 of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part applies in relation to goods delivered for home consumption after the commencement of this Part.

20   Paragraph 71B(4)(b)

Omit "sales tax,", substitute "GST, luxury car tax, wine tax,".

21   Before subsection 71B(5)

Insert:

(4B) Customs must give an authority under subsection (4) in relation to goods if:

(a) that subsection would require Customs to do so apart from the fact that any or all of the following were not paid when duty on the goods was paid (or would have been payable if the goods had been subject to duty):

(i) the GST payable on the taxable importation (as defined in the GST Act), if any, that is associated with the import of the goods;

(ii) if a taxable importation of a luxury car (as defined in the Luxury Car Tax Act) is associated with the import of the goods - the luxury car tax payable on that taxable importation;

(iii) if a taxable dealing (as defined in the Wine Tax Act) is associated with the import of the goods - the wine tax payable on that dealing; and

(b) because of the following provisions, the unpaid GST, luxury car tax or wine tax (as appropriate) was not payable until after duty on the goods was payable (or would have been payable if the goods had been subject to duty):

(i) paragraph 33-15(b) of the GST Act;

(ii) paragraph 13-20(b) of the Luxury Car Tax Act;

(iii) paragraph 23-5(b) of the Wine Tax Act.

22   Application

The amendments of section 71B of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part apply in relation to goods entered for home consumption after the commencement of this Part.

23   Paragraph 77D(5)(b)

Omit ", sales tax".

24   Application

The amendment of section 77D of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part applies to goods taken into home consumption under a permission granted under that section after the commencement of this Part.

25   Paragraph 77E(5)(b)

Omit ", sales tax" (wherever occurring).

26   Application

The amendment of section 77E of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part applies in relation to goods entered for home consumption after the commencement of this Part.

27   Subsection 162(1)

Omit all the words after "payment", substitute:

of:

(a) the duty, if any, on those goods; and

(b) the GST payable on the taxable importation (as defined in the GST Act), if any, that is associated with the import of those goods; and

(c) if a taxable importation of a luxury car (as defined in the Luxury Car Tax Act) is associated with the import of those goods - the luxury car tax payable on that taxable importation.

Note: The heading to section 162 is altered by adding at the end " , GST and luxury car tax ".

28   Subsection 162(3)

After "duty", insert "(if any)".

29   At the end of subsection 162(3)

Add:

Note: In these circumstances, GST and luxury car tax are not payable. See section 171-5 of the GST Act and section 13-25 of the Luxury Car Tax Act.

30   Subsection 162(4)

After "the duty", insert "(if any), the GST (if any) and the luxury car tax (if any)".

Part 3   Amendment commencing after Schedule 2 to the Customs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999

31   Paragraph 71F(6)(b)

Omit "duty on", substitute "any duty, fee, charge or tax in respect of".

32   Application

The amendment of subsection 71F(6) of the Customs Act 1901 made by this Part applies in relation to import entries communicated to Customs after the commencement of this Part.

Schedule 3   Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Part 1   General

1   At the end of section 6-1

Add (before the link note):

For the effect of the GST in working out assessable income, see Division 17.

2   At the end of section 8-1

Add (before the note):

For the effect of the GST in working out deductions, see Division 27.

3   Section 10-5 (table item headed 'trading stock')

Omit "disposal of for more than an arm's length price", substitute "disposal not at arm's length".

4   Section 12-5 (table item headed 'timber')

Omit "land price paid for trees" (wherever occurring), substitute "land cost attributable to trees".

5   Section 12-5 (table item headed 'timber')

Omit "price of" (wherever occurring), substitute "cost of".

6   Section 15-35 (link note)

Omit "20", substitute "17".

7   After Division 15

Insert:

Division 17 - Effect of GST etc. on assessable income

Guide to Division 17

17-1 What this Division is about

This Division sets out the effect of the GST in working out assessable income. Generally speaking, GST, input tax credits and adjustments under the GST Act are disregarded.

Table of sections

17-5 GST and increasing adjustments

17-10 Certain decreasing adjustments

17-15 Elements in calculation of amounts

17-20 GST groups and GST joint ventures

[This is the end of the Guide.]

17-5 GST and increasing adjustments

An amount is not assessable income, and is not *exempt income, to the extent that it includes an amount relating to:

(a) *GST payable on a *taxable supply; or

(b) an *increasing adjustment that relates to a *supply; or

(c) an *increasing adjustment that:

(i) relates to an *acquisition; and

(ii) arises in circumstances that also give rise to an *assessable recoupment.

17-10 Certain decreasing adjustments

An amount of a *decreasing adjustment that arises under Division 129 or 132 of the *GST Act is assessable income , unless the entity that has the adjustment is an *exempt entity.

17-15 Elements in calculation of amounts

In calculating an amount that may be included in assessable income:

(a) an element in the calculation that is an amount received or receivable is treated as not including an amount equal to any *GST payable on a *taxable supply related to the amount received or receivable, or any *increasing adjustment related to that amount; and

(b) an element in the calculation that is an amount paid or payable is treated as not including an amount equal to any *input tax credit for an *acquisition related to the amount paid or payable, or any *decreasing adjustment related to that amount.

17-20 GST groups and GST joint ventures

(1) A *member of a *GST group is to be treated, for the purposes of this Division, as if Subdivision 48-B of the *GST Act (other than paragraph 48-40(2)(a) and subsection 48-40(3)) did not apply to that member.

(2) A *participant in a *GST joint venture is to be treated, for the purposes of this Division, as if Subdivision 51-B of the *GST Act (other than subsections 51-30(2) and (3)) did not apply to that participant.

[The next Division is Division 20.]

8   Subsection 20-115(2) (table item 1)

Omit "a price", substitute "an amount".

9   Subsection 20-115(2) (table item 1)

Omit "that price", substitute "the proceeds of the sale".

10   Subsection 20-115(2) (table item 2)

Omit "a specific price", substitute "a specific amount".

11   Subsection 20-115(2) (table item 2)

Omit "sale price", substitute "proceeds of the sale".

12   At the end of section 20-115

Add:

(3) However, if the disposal of the *car is a *taxable supply, the consideration receivable does not include an amount equal to the *GST payable on the supply.

14   After Division 26

Insert:

Division 27 - Effect of input tax credits etc. on deductions

Guide to Division 27

27-1 What this Division is about

This Division sets out the effect of the GST in working out deductions. Generally speaking, input tax credits, GST and adjustments under the GST Act are disregarded.

Table of sections

27-5 Input tax credits and decreasing adjustments

27-10 Certain increasing adjustments

27-15 GST payments

27-20 Elements in calculation of amounts

27-25 GST groups and GST joint ventures

[This is the end of the Guide.]

27-5 Input tax credits and decreasing adjustments

You cannot deduct under this Act a loss or outgoing you incur, to the extent that the loss or outgoing includes an amount relating to an *input tax credit to which you are entitled or a *decreasing adjustment that you have.

27-10 Certain increasing adjustments

(1) You can deduct an amount of an *increasing adjustment that arises under Division 129 or 132 of the *GST Act.

(2) However, you cannot deduct the amount to the extent (if any) that the adjustment arises from an increase in the extent to which the activity giving rise to the adjustment is of a private or domestic nature.

(3) If:

(a) you have an *increasing adjustment under Division 138 of the *GST Act in respect of an asset as a result of the cancellation of your *registration; and

(b) immediately after the cancellation, you held the asset for the purpose of gaining or producing assessable income;

you can deduct the amount of the increasing adjustment.

27-15 GST payments

(1) You cannot deduct under this Act a loss or outgoing consisting of a payment under Division 33 of the *GST Act.

(2) This section does not apply to the payment:

(a) to the extent (if any) that the *net amount to which the payment relates was increased under section 21-5 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999 (which allows for such increases to take account of wine equalisation tax); and

(b) to the extent (if any) that the *net amount was increased under section 13-5 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 (which allows for such increases to take account of luxury car tax); and

(c) to the extent (if any) that the *net amount was increased under paragraph 13-10(1)(a) of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 (which allows for such alterations to take account of increasing luxury car tax adjustments under that Act).

(3) This section does not apply to the payment of *GST (under section 33-15 of the *GST Act) on a *taxable importation that:

(a) was not a *creditable importation; or

(b) was *partly creditable;

but only to the extent that that payment of GST exceeds the *input tax credit (if any) to which you are entitled for that importation.

27-20 Elements in calculation of amounts

In calculating an amount that you may be able to deduct:

(a) an element in the calculation that is an amount paid or payable is treated as not including an amount equal to any *input tax credit for an *acquisition related to the amount paid or payable, or any *decreasing adjustment related to that amount; and

(b) an element in the calculation that is an amount received or receivable is treated as not including an amount equal to any *GST payable on a *taxable supply related to the amount received or receivable, or any *increasing adjustment related to that amount.

27-25 GST groups and GST joint ventures

(1) A *member of a *GST group is to be treated, for the purposes of this Division, as if Subdivision 48-B of the *GST Act (other than subsections 48-45(3) and (4)) did not apply to that member.

(2) A *participant in a *GST joint venture is to be treated, for the purposes of this Division, as if Subdivision 51-B of the *GST Act did not apply to that participant.

[The next Division is Division 30.]

15   Subsection 30-15(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit "market values", substitute "*GST inclusive market values (as reduced under subsection (3) if that subsection applies)".

16   Subsection 30-15(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit "sale price", substitute "proceeds of the sale".

17   At the end of section 30-15

Add:

(3) For the purposes of items 4, 5 and 6 of the table in subsection (2), the *GST inclusive market values of the property or place in question are reduced by 1/11 if you would have been entitled to an *input tax credit if:

(a) you had *acquired the property or place at the time you made the gift; and

(b) your acquisition had been for a *creditable purpose.

18   Paragraphs 30-200(3)(a) and (b)

Omit "market value", substitute "*GST inclusive market value".

19   Subsection 30-200(4)

Omit "market value", substitute "*GST inclusive market value".

20   Section 30-205 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

30-205 Proceeds of the sale would have been assessable

21   Paragraph 30-210(2)(b)

Omit "market value", substitute "*GST inclusive market value".

22   Subsection 30-215(2)

Omit "market values", substitute "*GST inclusive market values (as reduced under subsection 30-15(3) if that subsection applies)".

23   Subsection 30-215(3) (table items 1 and 2)

Omit "sale price", substitute "proceeds of the sale".

24   Subsection 30-215(3) (table item 1, 3rd column)

After "property", insert ", reduced by the amount of any *input tax credit to which you are or were entitled for your *acquisition of the property".

25   Subsection 30-215(3) (table item 2, 3rd column)

After "property", insert ", reduced by the amount of any *input tax credit to which you are or were entitled for your *acquisitions to the extent that they were made for the purpose of creating or producing the property".

26   Subsection 30-215(3) (table item 3, 3rd column)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*GST inclusive market value (as reduced under subsection (4) if that subsection applies)".

27   Subsection 30-215(3) (table item 4, 3rd column)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*GST inclusive market value (as reduced under subsection (4) if that subsection applies)".

28   At the end of section 30-215

Add:

(4) For the purposes of items 3 and 4 of the table in subsection (3), the *GST inclusive market values of the property in question are reduced by 1/11 if you would have been entitled to an *input tax credit if:

(a) you had *acquired the property at the time you made the gift; and

(b) your acquisition had been for a *creditable purpose.

29   Subsection 30-220(2)

Omit "market value", substitute "*GST inclusive market value".

30   Subsection 42-205(1) (at the end of the method statement)

Add:

Note: Subsection (3) excludes GST from the termination value.

31   Subsection 42-205(1) (table items 1 and 2)

Omit "a specific price", substitute "a specific amount".

32   Subsection 42-205(1) (table items 1, 2 and 3)

Omit "sale price", substitute "proceeds of the sale".

33   At the end of section 42-205

Add:

(3) If the *balancing adjustment event relating to the *plant is a *taxable supply, the termination value of the plant does not include an amount equal to the *GST payable on the supply.

34   Paragraph 70-45(1)(c)

Omit "price", substitute "value".

35   After subsection 70-45(1)

Insert:

(1A) In working out the *cost, market selling value or replacement value of an item of *trading stock (other than an item the *supply of which cannot be a *taxable supply) at the end of an income year, disregard an amount equal to the amount of the *input tax credit (if any) to which you would be entitled if:

(a) you had *acquired the item at that time; and

(b) the acquisition had been solely for a *creditable purpose; and

Note: Some assets, such as shares, cannot be the subject of a taxable supply.

36   Subsections 70-120(2) and (3)

Omit "an amount for the price", substitute "the amount".

37   Subsection 70-120(4)

Omit "price", substitute "amount".

38   After subsection 110-45(3)

Insert:

Input tax credits

(3A) The first, second and third elements of the cost base are reduced as follows:

(a) for the first element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for *acquisition or *importation of the *CGT asset in question;

(b) for the second element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for your *incidental costs referred to in subsection 110-25(3);

(c) for the third element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for your non-capital costs referred to in subsection 110-25(4).

39   After subsection 110-50(3)

Insert:

Input tax credits

(3A) The first, second and third elements of the cost base are reduced as follows:

(a) for the first element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for *acquisition or *importation of the *CGT asset in question;

(b) for the second element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for your *incidental costs referred to in subsection 110-25(3);

(c) for the third element - by the amount of your *input tax credit (if any) for your non-capital costs referred to in subsection 110-25(4).

40   At the end of section 116-20

Add:

(5) In working out the proceeds of a *CGT event that is a *supply, disregard the amount of your *net GST (if any) on the supply.

41   At the end of subsection 118-10(1)

Add "(excluding the amount of your *net input tax credit (if any) for the *acquisition)".

42   At the end of subsection 118-10(3)

Add "(excluding the amount of your *net input tax credit (if any) for the *acquisition)".

43   At the end of subsection 132-10(3)

Add ", reduced by the amount of any *input tax credit to which the lessor is entitled for the variation or waiver".

44   At the end of section 330-490

Add:

(3) If:

(a) the sale or disposal of the property is a *taxable supply; or

(b) receipt under an insurance policy of the amount or value in respect of the loss or destruction of the property is or would be a taxable supply;

the termination value of the property does not include an amount equal to the *GST payable on the supply.

45   At the end of section 373-70

Add:

(3) If the *balancing adjustment event is a *taxable supply, the termination value of the item does not include an amount equal to the *GST payable on the supply.

46   Subsection 385-95(2)

Omit "price", substitute "amount".

47   Paragraph 385-105(3)(a)

Omit "the purchase price", substitute "the amount paid or payable for the purchase".

48   Paragraph 385-110(3)(b)

Omit "the purchase price", substitute "the amount paid or payable for the purchase".

49   Subsections 385-120(1) and (4)

Omit "the purchase price", substitute "the amount paid or payable for the purchase".

50   At the end of section 387-490

Add:

(3) If:

(a) the sale or disposal of the *forestry road or *timber mill building is a *taxable supply; or

(b) receipt under an insurance policy of the amount or value in respect of the loss or destruction of the road or building is or would be a taxable supply;

the termination value of the road or building does not include an amount equal to the *GST payable on the supply.

51   Subsection 900-120(5)

Omit "imported", substitute "*imported".

52   Subsection 995-1(1) (at the end of the definition of assessable income )

Omit "and 6-15", substitute ", 6-15 and 17-10".

53   Subsection 995-1(1) (at the end of the definition of assessable income )

Add (before the note):

For the effect of GST-related amounts on assessable income, see Division 17.

54   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

creditable purpose has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

55   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

decreasing adjustment has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

56   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

GST has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

57   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

GST group has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

58   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

GST inclusive market value has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

59   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

GST joint venture has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

60   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

import has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

61   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

increasing adjustment has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

62   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

input tax credit has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

63   Subsection 995-1(1) (definition of market value )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

market value :

(a) The market value of an asset (other than an asset the *supply of which cannot be a *taxable supply) at a particular time is that market value reduced by an amount equal to the amount of the *input tax credit (if any) to which you would be entitled if:

(i) you had *acquired the asset at that time; and

(ii) the acquisition had been solely for a *creditable purpose; and

Note: Some assets, such as shares, cannot be the subject of a taxable supply.

(b) without limiting paragraph (a), in working out the market value of a *non-cash benefit, disregard anything that would prevent or restrict conversion of the benefit to money.

64   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

member , in relation to a *GST group, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

65   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

net GST : Your net GST for a *supply, is:

(a) the *GST payable by you on the supply; plus

(b) the sum of any *increasing adjustments that you have relating to the supply; minus

(c) the sum of any *decreasing adjustments that you have relating to the supply.

66   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

net input tax credit : Your net input tax credit for an *acquisition or *importation is:

(a) the amount of any *input tax credit to which you are entitled for the acquisition or *importation; minus

(b) the sum of any *increasing adjustments that you have relating to the acquisition or *importation; plus

(c) the sum of any *decreasing adjustments that you have relating to the acquisition or *importation.

67   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

participant , in relation to a *GST joint venture, has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

68   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

registration means registration under Part 2-5 of the *GST Act.

69   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

taxable importation has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

70   Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

taxable supply has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the *GST Act.

Part 2   Amendments consequential on the insertion of new definitions

71   Sections 70-95, 103-5 and 103-20

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

72   Subsections 28-45(1), 42-210(5), 70-90(1), 70-100(2), 70-105(1), (2), (3) and (4), 104-55(4), 104-175(9), 104-225(2), 104-230(6), 112-20(1), 116-30(3A), 118-10(2), 118-20(4A) and (4B), 122-35(2), 122-37(3), 122-50(2), 122-55(4), 122-60(4), 122-140(2), 122-145(3), 122-160(1) and (4), 122-180(2), 122-185(4), 122-190(4), 124-80(3), 124-95(1) and (2), 124-385(6), 124-470(6), 126-15(3), 128-25(2), 136-40(2), 136-45(2), 149-35(2), 149-75(2), 330-520(3)

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

73   Subsections 104-105(3), 104-60(4), 104-65(3), 104-75(3) and (5), 104-80(3) and (5), 104-85(3) and (5), 104-160(4), 104-170(4), 104-175(5), 104-215(4), 104-220(3), 112-20(2), 116-20(3), 116-30(1) and (2), 124-385(2), 124-470(2), 330-560(3) and (5), 400-20(3) and 400-65(4)

Omit "marketvalue" (first occurring), substitute "*market value".

74   Subsections 104-95(2) (step 2) and 104-100(2) (step 2)

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

75   Subsection 104-225(6)

Omit "market value" (second occurring), substitute "*market value".

76   Paragraphs 20-135(a), 41-65(1)(d), 41-65(2)(d), 42-70(1)(a), 42-75(b), 42-90(4)(b), 70-20(c), 70-30(1)(a), 70-100(6)(b), 70-100(10)(b), 70-120(6)(c), 104-230(2)(a), 104-230(8)(b), 116-20(1)(b), 116-80(1)(a), 116-85(2)(b), 122-20(3)(a), 122-130(3)(a), 124-85(3)(a), 124-95(6)(a), 124-585(1)(b), 124-715(1)(b) 126-85(2)(e), 330-60(1A)(a), 330-490(1)(c), 373-95(2)(a), 373-100(2)(b), 387-475(4)(b)

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

78   Subsections 116-95(3), (4), (5) and (6), 122-55(3), 122-60(2), 122-180(1), 122-185(3) and 122-190(2)

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

79   Subsections 122-35(1) and 122-140(1)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*market value".

80   Subsections 122-35(2) (table items 1 and 2) and 122-140(2) (table items 1 and 2)

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

81   Subsection 122-35(2) (table item 3)

Omit "market values" (first occurring), substitute "*market values".

82   Paragraph 122-50(1)(a)

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

83   Subsections 122-55(2), 122-60(1), 122-185(2) and 122-190(1)

Omit "market values" (first occurring), substitute "*market values".

84   Subsections 124-600(3) and 124-730(3) (definitions of market value of all new assets and market value of separate asset)

Omit "market value" (second occurring), substitute "*market value".

85   Subsection 126-85(3) (step 2 of the method statement)

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

86   Subsections 128-15(4) (table item 4) and 373-70(1) (table items 3 and 8)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*market value".

87   Subsection 128-50(4)

Omit "Market value", substitute "*Market value".

88   Subsections 30-15(2) (table item 3), 42-65(1) (table items 3, 6 and 7), 42-205 (table items 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 10B and 10D), 70-30(4) (table items 1 and 2), 132-15(1) (table item 2), 373-30(2) (table item 8), 373-70(1) (table items 5 and 10), 373-100(4) (table items 1 and 2) and 387-490(1) (table items 3 and 5)

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

89   Section 373-45 (table items 2 and 6)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*market value".

90   Section 373-45 (table items 4 and 8)

Omit "market value" (wherever occurring), substitute "*market value".

91   Subparagraph 385-100(2)(a)(ii)

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

92   Subsection 995-1(1) (subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of apportionable deductions )

Omit "market value", substitute "*market value".

93   Subsection 995-1(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of net value )

Omit "market values", substitute "*market values".

Schedule 4   Trade Practices Act 1974

1   Section 75AT (subparagraph (a)(ii) of the definition of regulated supply )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(ii) is by a person who would be required to be registered under the GST Act had the supply occurred on or after 1 July 2000; and

(iii) had the supply occurred on or after 1 July 2000, it would have been a taxable supply for the purposes of the GST Act or would have been a taxable supply had it not been GST-free or input taxed for the purposes of that Act; or

2   Paragraph 75AU(2)(b)

Omit "(so far as they have taken effect)", substitute "(whether the supply took place before or after those changes)".

3   Clause 75AT of the Schedule (subparagraph (a)(ii) of the definition of regulated supply )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

(ii) is by a person who would be required to be registered under the GST Act had the supply occurred on or after 1 July 2000; and

(iii) had the supply occurred on or after 1 July 2000, it would have been a taxable supply for the purposes of the GST Act or would have been a taxable supply had it not been GST-free or input taxed for the purposes of that Act; or

4   Paragraph 75AU(2)(b) of the Schedule

Omit "(so far as they have taken effect)", substitute "(whether the supply took place before or after those changes)".

Schedule 5   Tax Administration Acts

A New Tax System (Indirect Tax Administration) Act 1999

1   Item 66 of Schedule 1

Repeal the item.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

2   Subsection 62(2) (table items 21 and 24)

Omit "Division 410", substitute "Division 48".

3   Subsection 62(2) (table items 27 and 30)

Omit "Division 411", substitute "Division 51".

4   After subsection 62(2)

Insert:

(2A) Each decision under section 17-45 of the Wine Tax Act disallowing the whole or part of a claim for a wine tax credit is a reviewable wine tax decision .

5   At the end of subsection 68(3)

Add:

; or (e) the entrusted person is authorised, by the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner, to make the disclosure, and the disclosure:

(i) relates to alcoholic beverages; and

(ii) is to a State or Territory officer for the purpose of that person administering an arrangement for the rebate, refund or other payment or credit by a State or Territory in respect of alcoholic beverages.

6   Subsection 68(6)

Insert:

alcoholic beverage means:

(a) wine (within the meaning of the Wine Tax Act); or

(b) beer; or

(c) spirits, liqueurs or spirituous liquors; or

(d) beverages that contain beer, spirits (other than spirits for fortifying wine or other beverages), liqueurs or spirituous liquors.

7   Subsection 68(6)

Insert:

beer means any fermented liquor (whether or not the liquor contains sugar, glucose or any other substance) that:

(a) is brewed from a mash (whether or not the mash contains malt); and

(b) contains hops (including any substance prepared from hops) or other bitters.

8   Subsection 68(6)

Insert:

State or Territory officer means a person holding an office prescribed for the purposes of this definition.

9   After paragraph 70(1)(a)

Insert:

(aa) make a supply that is GST-free or input taxed; or

10   Paragraph 70(1)(b)

After "Wine Tax Act,", insert "make any other assessable dealing within the meaning of that Act,".

Schedule 6   Indirect Tax Transition Acts

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

1   Subsection 5(3) (after table item 3)

Insert:

3A

hire purchase agreement

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

2   After subsection 11(1)

Insert:

(1A) However, this section does not apply to:

(a) a supply of a warranty (whether express, implied or required by law) that relates to goods or a service, if the value of the warranty was included in the price of the goods or service; or

(b) a supply of a right that is an option to purchase, under a hire purchase agreement, goods hired under that agreement; or

(c) a supply of a right to use software if:

(i) the value of the right was included in the price of the software; and

(ii) the right to use the software is for an indefinite period.

3   At the end of section 11

Add:

(4) In this section:

warranty , in relation to goods or a service, means an undertaking or obligation in relation to:

(a) the quality, performance or characteristics of the goods or service; or

(b) the provision of services that are or may at any time be required in respect of the goods or service; or

(c) the supply of parts that are or may at any time be required for the goods;

given or made in connection with the supply of the goods or service.

4   After subsection 13(4)

Insert:

(4A) For the purposes of this section, a Commonwealth entity is to be treated as if it were entitled or not entitled to a full input tax credit (whichever is relevant) if it would be so entitled or not entitled if it were an entity other than a Commonwealth entity.

5   Paragraph 13(5)(b)

After "conduct", insert ", on or after 1 July 2000,".

6   At the end of subsection 13(5)

Add:

; or (c) for the supplier under the agreement (acting either alone or with the agreement of one or more of the other parties to the agreement) to conduct, before 1 July 2000, a general review, renegotiation or alteration of the consideration that takes account of the imposition of the GST.

7   At the end of section 14

Add:

(4) If:

(a) an agreement is for the supply of a life membership; and

(b) the entity to which the supply is made would be entitled to a full input tax credit for it;

subsection (3) has effect as if the reference to 2 December 1998 were a reference to 8 July 1999.

(5) For the purposes of this section, a Commonwealth entity is to be treated as if it were entitled or not entitled to a full input tax credit (whichever is relevant) if it would be so entitled or not entitled if it were an entity other than a Commonwealth entity.

8   Paragraph 16(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) second-hand goods, unless:

(i) you imported them; and

(ii) nobody was entitled to quote under the Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992 for the importation; and

(iii) you did not hold the goods, at any time prior to 1 July 2000, for a purpose other than for sale or exchange in the ordinary course of business.

9   After subsection 16(4)

Insert:

(4A) The special credit is treated as though it were an input tax credit for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (see Division 27 and sections 110-45 and 110-50).

10   After section 19

Insert:

19A Sales of motor vehicles held under operating leases since 2 December 1998

(1) If, in relation to a supply of a motor vehicle, all of the following conditions are met, the supplier of the vehicle is entitled to a special credit equal to 1/11 of the price of the supply:

(a) the supply is the first sale of the motor vehicle to take place on or after 1 July 2000;

(b) the supplier was, immediately before the sale, the lessor of the motor vehicle under an operating lease;

(c) the supplier bought the motor vehicle before 2 December 1998 for the purpose of leasing it under an operating lease;

(d) the motor vehicle has been the subject of sales tax.

(2) The special credit is treated as though it were an input tax credit attributable to any one tax period of your choice.

(3) In this section:

operating lease means a lease under which the lessor effectively retains substantially all risks and benefits incidental to the ownership of the motor vehicle.

11   After subsection 20(3)

Insert:

(3A) If:

(a) you are a member of a GST group; and

(b) you make an acquisition from another member of that group; and

(c) your entitlement to an input tax credit on the acquisition is affected by subsection (2) or (3);

paragraph 48-40(2)(a) of the GST Act does not apply to the supply to which the acquisition relates.

Note: Paragraph 48-40(2)(a) of the GST Act prevents supplies between members of a GST group being treated as taxable supplies.

12   Section 23

Repeal the section, substitute:

23 Input tax credits for insurance premiums

(1) You are not entitled to an input tax credit for a premium paid on an insurance policy before 1 July 2003 unless:

(a) you are registered; and

(b) you have notified the Commissioner, in the approved form, that you intend to claim all input tax credits for which you are entitled for payments of the premiums on insurance policies before 1 July 2003; and

(c) the policy commences on or after the day on which your notification takes effect.

(2) You may only notify the Commissioner once, and you may not revoke your notification.

(3) You may only notify the Commissioner:

(a) before you become registered; or

(b) at the time that you lodge a GST return.

(4) Your notification takes effect on:

(a) if you notified the Commissioner before you became registered - the date of effect of your registration; or

(b) if you notified the Commissioner at the time that you lodged a GST return - the day after the day on which you lodged the GST return.

A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax and Luxury Car Tax Transition) Act 1999

13   Subsections 3(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

(2) However, this section:

(a) does not apply if you have borne sales tax in respect of the wine at a rate that is less than 20%; and

(b) does not apply to second-hand goods.

(3) If you have borne sales tax in respect of the wine at a rate of more than 26%, the amount of the special credit is equal to 12/41 of the amount of sales tax that you have borne in respect of the wine.

(3A) If you have borne sales tax in respect of the wine at a rate of not more than 26% but at least 20%, the amount of the special credit is as follows:

Sales tax amount * [(Sales tax rate - 14%) / Sales tax rate]

where:

sales tax amount is the amount of sales tax that you have borne in respect of the wine.

sales tax rate is the rate at which you have borne sales tax in respect of the wine.

14   Subsection 3(6)

Insert:

sales tax means any tax imposed under the name of sales tax by any Act.

Schedule 7   Amendments relating to the Tradex Scheme

Part 1   Amendments commencing before 1 July 2000

Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992

1   Section 5 (definition of Australian-used goods )

Omit "and 10", substitute ", 10 and 10A".

2   Section 5

Insert:

tradex order has the meaning given by section 4 of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999.

3   Section 5

Insert:

tradex scheme goods means imported goods that:

(a) are nominated goods (within the meaning of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) in relation to a tradex order; and

(b) were covered by exemption Item 185A at the time of their local entry.

However, the goods cease to be tradex scheme goods if:

(c) any of the circumstances referred to in subsection 21(1) of that Act occur in respect of any of the goods; or

(d) the goods are exported.

4   After section 10

Insert:

10A Tradex scheme goods: affects meaning of Australian-used goods

(1) This section applies to goods if they were tradex scheme goods and are no longer tradex scheme goods.

(2) In applying the sales tax law at or after the time such a circumstance occurs, or the goods are exported, the goods are not taken to be Australian-used goods only because of an AOU of the goods that happened during the period:

(a) starting when the goods became tradex scheme goods; and

(b) ending when the goods ceased to be tradex scheme goods.

5   Schedule 1 (at the end of Table 2)

Add:

LE15

the goods were tradex scheme goods and ceased to be tradex scheme goods because any of the circumstances referred to in subsection 21(1) of that Act have occurred in respect of any of the goods

holder (within the meaning of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) of the tradex order relating to the goods

the earliest occasion on which any of those circumstances occurs in respect of any of the goods

6   Schedule 1 (Table 2, note)

After "is taken", insert "(unless the local entry is covered by LE15)".

Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1992

7   At the end of Division 1 of Part 3

Add:

8A Goods covered by item 21A of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff

To avoid doubt, a reference in Schedule 1 to goods that are covered by item 21A of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff includes a reference to goods to which that item would apply apart from the operation of subsection 18(1) the Customs Tariff.

8   After Item 185 of Schedule 1

Insert:

ITEM 185A:

Imported goods covered by item 21A in Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff.

Part 2   Amendments relating to indirect taxes commencing on 1 July 2000

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

9   Section 17-99 (at the end of the table)

Add:

16

Tradexscheme goods

Division 141

10   Section 29-39 (at the end of the table)

Add:

14

Tradex scheme goods

Division 141

11   Section 37-1 (after table item 36)

Insert:

36A

Tradex scheme goods

Division 141

12   Subsection 42-5(1)

After "21,", insert "21A,".

13   At the end of Part 4-4

Add:

Division 141 - Tradex scheme goods

141-1 What this Division is about

The holder of a tradex order has an increasing adjustment if goods relating to that order are dealt with contrary to the Tradex Scheme.

Note: GST would not have been payable on importation of the goods under the Tradex Scheme: see section 42-5.

141-5 Adjustments for applying goods contrary to the Tradex Scheme

(1) You have an increasing adjustment if:

(a) you import *tradex scheme goods; and

(b) you are the holder (within the meaning of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) of the *tradex order relating to the goods; and

(c) the importation would have been a *taxable importation if the goods had not been covered by item 21A of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 at the time of their entry for home consumption under the Customs Act 1901; and

(d) any of the circumstances referred to in subsection 21(1) of that Act occur in respect of any of the goods.

However, the increasing adjustment only arises in relation to the first occurrence of such a circumstance following an importation of the goods.

(2) The amount of the *increasing adjustment is the difference between:

(a) the amount of GST that would have been payable on the importation if the importation had been a *taxable importation; and

(b) the amount (if any) of the input tax credit to which you would have been entitled for the importation if the importation had been a taxable importation.

141-10 Meaning of tradex scheme goods etc.

(1) Tradex scheme goods are imported goods that:

(a) are nominated goods (within the meaning of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) in relation to a *tradex order; and

(b) were covered by item 21A in Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 at the time of their entry for home consumption under the Customs Act 1901.

(2) Tradex order has the meaning given by section 4 of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999.

141-15 Attribution of adjustments under this Division

(1) An adjustment under this Division is attributable to the tax period in which the adjustment arises.

(2) This section has effect despite section 29-20 (which is about attributing your adjustments).

141-20 Application of Division 129

This Division does not affect the operation of Division 129 (which is about changes in the extent of creditable purpose).

14   Section 195-1 (definition of increasing adjustment , at the end of the table)

Add:

9

Section 141-50

Tradex scheme goods

15   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

16   Section 195-1

Insert:

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

A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

17   Subsection 5-30(5) (after table item LE14)

Insert:

LE14A

the wine is *tradex scheme goods, and any of the circumstances referred to in subsection 21(1) of that Act have occurred in respect of any of the wine

holder (withinthe meaning of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) of the *tradex order relating to the wine

 
18   Subsection 7-15(1)

After "21,", insert "21A,".

19   Section 33-1

Insert:

tradex order has the meaning given by section 4 of the Tradex Scheme Act 1999.

20   Section 33-1

Insert:

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

Schedule 8  

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

1   Paragraph (e) of Schedule 1

Before "Australian Capital Territory Taxation (Administration) Act 1969", insert:

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

A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999

2   Paragraph (e) of Schedule 1

After "Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992", insert:

Taxation Administration Act 1953, but only so far as the decisions are made under Part VI of that Act

Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980

3   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

GST has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the GST Act.

4   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

GST Act means the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

5   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

GST law has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the GST Act.

6   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

luxury car tax has the meaning given by section 27-1 of the Luxury Car Tax Act.

7   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Luxury Car Tax Act means the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999.

8   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

luxury car tax law has the meaning given by section 27-1 of the Luxury Car Tax Act.

9   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

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

10   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

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

11   Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

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

12   At the end of section 4

Add:

(5) Section 68 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 has effect as if this Act were part of that Act.

13   After the heading to Part II

Insert:

Note: The offences in this Part are applied to other taxes by the later Parts of this Act. These taxes are:

(a) sales tax payable under the Sales Tax Assessment Act 1992 (see Part IIA);

(b) income tax (see Part III);

(c) fringe benefits tax (see Part IV);

(d) petroleum resource rent tax (see Part V);

(e) training guarantee charge (see Part VI);

(f) superannuation guarantee charge (see Part VII);

(g) goods and services tax (see Part VIII);

(h) wine equalisation tax (see Part IX);

(i) luxury car tax (see Part X).

14   At the end of the Act

Add:

Part VIII - Offences Relating to Goods and Services Tax

18 Application of Parts I and II in relation to goods and services tax

(1) Without prejudice to their effect apart from this section, subsection 3(3), paragraph 3(4)(e) and the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) also have the effect they would have if:

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to sales tax were a reference to GST; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future sales tax were a reference to future GST; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions to some one or other of the Sales Tax Assessment Acts were a reference to the GST law; and

(d) a reference in any of those provisions, in relation to a company or trustee, to sales tax moneys, were a reference to GST moneys.

(2) In applying the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) in accordance with subsection (1):

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to the GST payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the GST due and payable by the company or the trustee at the time when the arrangement or transaction was entered into; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future GST payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the GST that may reasonably be expected by that person to become payable by the company or trustee after the arrangement or transaction is entered into; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions (other than subsections 10(1) and (2)), in relation to a company or trustee, to GST moneys is to be read as a reference to:

(i) GST payable by the company or trustee; and

(ii) costs ordered by a court against a company or trustee in a proceeding for the recovery of GST; and

(d) a reference in subsections 10(1) and (2) to GST moneys is to be read as a reference to GST payable under the GST Act.

(3) In applying subsection 10(2) and sections 11 and 12 in accordance with subsections (1) and (2), the liability of a company or trustee in respect of GST moneys that have been assessed is not to be taken not to be finally determined merely because of the possibility of the Commissioner's amending the assessment (otherwise than as a result of allowing an objection or to give effect to a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or a court).

Part IX - Offences Relating to Wine Equalisation Tax

19 Application of Parts I and II in relation to wine equalisation tax

(1) Without prejudice to their effect apart from this section, subsection 3(3), paragraph 3(4)(e) and the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) also have the effect they would have if:

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to sales tax were a reference to wine tax; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future sales tax were a reference to future wine tax; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions to some one or other of the Sales Tax Assessment Acts were a reference to the wine tax law; and

(d) a reference in any of those provisions, in relation to a company or trustee, to sales tax moneys, were a reference to wine tax moneys.

(2) In applying the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) in accordance with subsection (1):

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to the wine tax payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the wine tax due and payable by the company or the trustee at the time when the arrangement or transaction was entered into; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future wine tax payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the wine tax that may reasonably be expected by that person to become payable by the company or trustee after the arrangement or transaction is entered into; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions (other than subsections 10(1) and (2)), in relation to a company or trustee, to wine tax moneys is to be read as a reference to:

(i) wine tax payable by the company or trustee; and

(ii) costs ordered by a court against a company or trustee in a proceeding for the recovery of wine tax; and

(d) a reference in subsections 10(1) and (2) to wine tax moneys is to be read as a reference to wine tax payable under the Wine Equalisation Tax Act.

(3) In applying subsection 10(2) and sections 11 and 12 in accordance with subsections (1) and (2), the liability of a company or trustee in respect of wine tax moneys that have been assessed is not to be taken not to be finally determined merely because of the possibility of the Commissioner's amending the assessment (otherwise than as a result of allowing an objection or to give effect to a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or a court).

Part X - Offences Relating to Luxury Car Tax

20 Application of Parts I and II in relation to luxury car tax

(1) Without prejudice to their effect apart from this section, subsection 3(3), paragraph 3(4)(e) and the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) also have the effect they would have if:

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to sales tax were a reference to luxury car tax; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future sales tax were a reference to future luxury car tax; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions to some one or other of the Sales Tax Assessment Acts were a reference to the luxury car tax law; and

(d) a reference in any of those provisions, in relation to a company or trustee, to sales tax moneys, were a reference to luxury car tax moneys.

(2) In applying the provisions of Part II (other than section 8 and subsection 10(3)) in accordance with subsection (1):

(a) a reference in any of those provisions to the luxury car tax payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the luxury car tax due and payable by the company or the trustee at the time when the arrangement or transaction was entered into; and

(b) a reference in any of those provisions to future luxury car tax payable by a company or trustee, in relation to the purpose, or a purpose, of a person's entering into, or a person's knowledge or belief concerning, an arrangement or transaction is to be read as a reference to some or all of the luxury car tax that may reasonably be expected by that person to become payable by the company or trustee after the arrangement or transaction is entered into; and

(c) a reference in any of those provisions (other than subsections 10(1) and (2)), in relation to a company or trustee, to luxury car tax moneys is to be read as a reference to:

(i) luxury car tax payable by the company or trustee; and

(ii) costs ordered by a court against a company or trustee in a proceeding for the recovery of luxury car tax; and

(d) a reference in subsections 10(1) and (2) to luxury car tax moneys is to be read as a reference to luxury car tax payable under the Luxury Car Tax Act.

(3) In applying subsection 10(2) and sections 11 and 12 in accordance with subsections (1) and (2), the liability of a company or trustee in respect of luxury car tax moneys that have been assessed is not to be taken not to be finally determined merely because of the possibility of the Commissioner's amending the assessment (otherwise than as a result of allowing an objection or to give effect to a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or a court).

Freedom of Information Act 1982

15   Schedule 3

Insert in its appropriate alphabetical position:

Taxation Administration Act 1953, section 68.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

16   Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

creditable acquisition has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the GST Act.

17   Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

GST Act means the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

18   Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

net GST has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

19   Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

net input tax credit has the meaning given by section 995-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

20   Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

taxable supply has the meaning given by section 195-1 of the GST Act.

21   Paragraph 26AG(5)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(a) where the unit is disposed of for a specified price - that price less:

(i) the expenses of the disposal; and

(ii) if the disposal is a taxable supply - an amount equal to the GST payable on the supply; or

22   Section 38

Omit all the words from and including "sale price of the goods", substitute:

sale price of the goods:

(a) the amount for which, at the date the goods were shipped to Australia, goods of the same nature and quality could be purchased by a wholesale buyer in the country of manufacture; and

(b) the expenses incurred in transporting them to and selling them in Australia; and

(c) if the sale is a taxable supply - an amount equal to the net GST payable on the supply.

23   Section 39

Omit all the words from and including "sale price of the goods", substitute:

sale price of the goods:

(a) their purchase price; and

(b) the expenses incurred in transporting them to and selling them in Australia; and

(c) if the sale is a taxable supply - an amount equal to the net GST payable on the supply.

24   After subsection 73A(4A)

Insert:

(5) If the purchase of the building is a creditable acquisition by the vendor, references in subsection (4A) to the purchase price are taken to be references to that price reduced by the amount of the net input tax credit to which the purchaser is entitled for the acquisition.

25   Subsection 120(2)

Omit "price", substitute "amount".

Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983

26   Subsection 3(1) (at the end of the definition of relevant tax )

Add:

(q) indirect tax within the meaning of subsection 20(1) of the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

(r) a penalty or charge payable under Division 4 of Part VI of the Taxation Administration Act 1953.