Taxation Administration Act 1953

PART III - PROSECUTIONS AND OFFENCES  

Note:

Subsection 2(2) specifies laws that are not taxation laws for the purposes of this Part.

Division 5 - Service of summons for prescribed taxation offences  

SECTION 13   13   LIMITATION OF ACTION TO ENFORCE PAYMENT OF FINE  


Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law of the Commonwealth or in a law of a State or Territory, where a defendant who has not entered a plea in relation to a prescribed taxation offence is, in the defendant's absence, convicted of the prescribed taxation offence and the order of the court includes the imposition of a fine:


(a) a warrant for commitment of the defendant to prison for failure to pay the fine shall not be issued unless:


(i) a notice has been served on the defendant under section 12 in relation to the fine; and

(ii) a period of not less than 21 days has elapsed after the date of service of the notice; and


(b) no other action for enforcement of payment of the fine shall be taken unless:


(i) a notice has been served on the defendant in relation to the conviction under subsection 11(1) ; and

(ii) a period of not less than 21 days has elapsed after the date of service of the notice.

 

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