Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION AND CORE PROVISIONS  

PART 1-3 - CORE PROVISIONS  

Division 5 - How to work out when to pay your income tax  

Subdivision 5-A - How to work out when to pay your income tax  

SECTION 5-15   5-15   General interest charge payable on unpaid income tax or shortfall interest charge  


If an amount of income tax or *shortfall interest charge that you are liable to pay remains unpaid after the time by which it is due to be paid, you are liable to pay the *general interest charge on the unpaid amount for each day in the period that:


(a) starts at the beginning of the day on which the amount was due to be paid; and


(b) finishes at the end of the last day on which, at the end of the day, any of the following remains unpaid:


(i) the income tax or shortfall interest charge;

(ii) general interest charge on any of the income tax or shortfall interest charge.
Note 1:

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

Note 2:

Shortfall interest charge is worked out under Division 280 in Schedule 1 to that Act.


 

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