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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—A NEW TAX SYSTEM (TAX ADMINISTRATION) BILL (NO. 2) 2000

Message No. 430, 29 June 2000, from the Senate was reported returning the A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 2) 2000 with an amendment.

Ordered—That the amendment be considered forthwith.

On the motion of Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration), the amendment was disagreed to, after debate.

Mr Slipper presented reasons, which were circulated, and are as follows:

Reasons of the House of Representatives for disagreeing to the amendments of the Senate

The amendment removes the proposed restriction on who can charge a fee for giving taxation advice on behalf of a taxpayer. That restriction, which limits the right to charge for taxation advice to registered tax agents (with certain exceptions), was imposed to ensure that persons with relevant qualifications were able to charge for taxation advice.

Further, the House does not believe that the bill as drafted will prevent professional bodies and industry organisations that are not registered tax agents from charging a fee for service for giving advice to their members on taxation laws and tax-related matters.

On the motion of Mr Slipper, the reasons were adopted.