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Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Amends: the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to: provide for a 20 per cent reduction of the pay as you go (PAYG) instalment for the quarter that includes 31 December 2008 for certain small business taxpayers; and include a regulation making power to allow the amount of the PAYG instalment to be reduced in the future in circumstances specified by regulations; the Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999 to make technical amendments and in relation to: dates for statements and payments of unclaimed money; unclaimed and lost member registers; and information, access and records; and six Acts to make consequential amendments. Also amends 13 Acts to expand income tests used to determine eligibility for a range of government financial assistance programs, including particular offsets and obligations to pay the Medicare levy surcharge.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/09  
Second reading moved 12/02/09  
Second reading debate 18/03/09  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/09  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/09  
Second reading moved 19/03/09  
Second reading debate 20/03/09  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/09  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/03/09  
Assent 26/03/09 Act no.: 27 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5774]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5764]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/02/2009): Senate Economics Committee
  • Committee report (10/03/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )