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02 Nov 09 2009 Measures No 5 Bill passed by House

On 29 October 2009, Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No 5) Bill 2009 was passed by the House of Representatives without amendment.

The Bill:

  • confirms that a representative of an incapacitated entity is responsible for the GST consequences arising during its appointment;
  • changes the basis on which a pay as you go (PAYG) instalment liability is calculated;
  • provides that the outer regional and remote payment made under the Helping Children with Autism package is exempt from income tax;
  • provides that payments made under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme are exempt from income tax;
  • exempts Commonwealth debt issued in Australia from interest withholding tax;
  • enables the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Independent Advisory Panel to use donations for a broader range of purposes than the tax law considers charitable;
  • makes consequential amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The Bill now proceeds to the Senate.


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