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Wool Tax (No. 4) Further Amendment Bill 1990



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House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy

Purpose

To increase the maximum allowable rate of tax on the sale value of shorn wool subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture from 20% to 30%; set the operational rate of tax on the sale value of shorn wool, other than carpet wool, subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture at 25%; provide for the imposition of an additional tax on the sale value of shorn wool, other than carpet wool, subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture to a maximum of 20%; and reduce the rate of tax on the sale value of carpet wool subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture from 18% to 3.85%.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Wool Legislation Amendment Bill 1990.

Main Provisions

The Bill will have effect from 4 October 1990.

The maximum rate of tax which may be prescribed on the sale value of shorn wool subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture will be increased from 20% to 30% by clause 4.

Clause 5 provides for the imposition of an additional tax on the sale value of shorn wool, other than carpet wool, subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture. The maximum rate of additional tax which may be imposed will be 20%.

The Governor-General may make regulations, including regulations prescribing the rate of tax for shorn wool and carpet wool and the rate of additional tax for shorn wool (clause 6).

The effect of clause 7 will be to set the operational rate of tax on the sale value of shorn wool, other than carpet wool, subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture at 25% and reduce the rate of tax on the sale value of carpet wool subjected by a manufacturer to a process of manufacture from 18% to 3.85%.

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Commonwealth of Australia 1990

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1990.