INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936 (ARCHIVE)
Pt VII substituted for former Pt VII (Penal Provisions and Prosecutions) by No 123 of 1984.
(a) under a shortfall section, a taxpayer is liable to pay additional tax in respect of a year of income because of a tax shortfall or part of a tax shortfall; and
(b) the taxpayer voluntarily tells the Commissioner in writing about the shortfall or part before the earlier of:
(i) the day the Commissioner informs the taxpayer that a tax audit relating to the taxpayer in respect of the year was to be carried out; or
(ii) if the Commissioner has made a public statement requesting taxpayers to make a voluntary disclosure by a particular day about a scheme or transaction that applies to the taxpayer's financial affairs - before that day;
the amount of the additional tax because of the shortfall or part is reduced:
(c) if the shortfall or part is at least $1,000 - by 80%; or
(d) if the shortfall or part is less than $1,000 - to nil.
S 226Z amended by No 91 of 2000, s 3 and Sch 2 item 30, by substituting para (b), effective 1 July 2000. Para (b) formerly read:
(b) before the Commissioner had informed the taxpayer that a tax audit relating to the taxpayer in respect of the year was to be carried out, the taxpayer voluntarily told the Commissioner, in writing, about the shortfall or part;
S 226Z inserted by No 101 of 1992.
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