Title Business Names Registration (Fees) Bill 2011
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for things done under the [itals]Business Names Registration Act 2011[eitals], and for related purposes
Date 13-10-2011 01:33 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 151/11
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Reps Bill Code T
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r4631_aspassed/0000


Business Names Registration (Fees) Bill 2011
</head> <body lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2010‑2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="ConfidenceBlock"/><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Business Names Registration (Fees) Bill 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for things done under the <i>Business Names Registration Act 2011</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5"><a name="BKCheck15B_1"/>1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Imposition of fees for chargeable matters............................................ 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Matters relating to amount of fees....................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Different fees for electronic compliance in relation to a chargeable matter                3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Regulations......................................................................................... 3</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for things done under the <i>Business Names Registration Act 2011</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="f327966338ee487db347182bc76e170f" title="1  Short title"><a name="f327966338ee487db347182bc76e170f"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617453"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act may be cited as the <i>Business Names Registration (Fees) Act 2011</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="6c50430a0bfa4e8fb6897aee1248df68" title="2  Commencement"><a name="6c50430a0bfa4e8fb6897aee1248df68"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617454"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Commencement information</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 1</b></p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 2</b></p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 3</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Provision(s)</b></p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Commencement</b></p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Date/Details</b></p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Sections 3 to 7</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">At the same time as section 3 of the <i>Business Names Registration Act 2011</i> commences.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"><span style="layout-grid-mode:line">Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.</span></p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="60a1f6be7f7d4ec68e00f1a308456d75" title="3  Definitions"><a name="60a1f6be7f7d4ec68e00f1a308456d75"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617455"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Definitions</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  In this Act:</p> <p class="Definition"><b><i>chargeable matter</i></b> means any of the following under the <i>Business Names Registration Act 2011</i> or the <i>Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011</i>:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  a registration of a business name to an entity;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  a renewal of the registration of a business name to an entity;</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (c)  an application by an entity for an extract of the Business Names Register.</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  Other expressions used in this Act that are defined in the <i>Business Names Registration Act 2011</i> have the same meanings as they have in that Act.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="e74cfbb72f82417d8dfb50faecdbc4b1" title="4  Imposition of fees for chargeable matters"><a name="e74cfbb72f82417d8dfb50faecdbc4b1"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617456"><span class="CharSectno">4</span>  Imposition of fees for chargeable matters</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  Subject to section 5, the regulations may prescribe fees for chargeable matters.</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  The fees prescribed by the regulations for chargeable matters are imposed, and are so imposed as taxes.</p> <p class="subsection">              (3)  Two or more fees may be prescribed for the same chargeable matter.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="77253ac3a3294b4f973b36a53ad9f99e" title="5  Matters relating to amount of fees"><a name="77253ac3a3294b4f973b36a53ad9f99e"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617457"><span class="CharSectno">5</span>  Matters relating to amount of fees</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  The regulations may prescribe a fee for a chargeable matter:</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (a)  by specifying an amount (not exceeding $10,000) as the fee; or</p> <p class="paragraph">                      (b)  by specifying a method for calculating the amount of the fee.</p> <p class="notetext"> Note:          The limitation in paragraph (a) applies separately to each fee imposed if more than one fee is prescribed for the same chargeable matter (see subsection 4(3)).</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  The fee for a chargeable matter need not bear any relationship to the cost of providing any service that forms part of, or is related to, that matter.</p> <p class="subsection">              (3)  The fee, or the sum of the fees, for a chargeable matter must not exceed $50,000.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="938ca1f5a3d2412c86cf46313f6bae9d" title="6  Different fees for electronic compliance in relation to a chargeable matter"><a name="938ca1f5a3d2412c86cf46313f6bae9d"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617458"><span class="CharSectno">6</span>  Different fees for electronic compliance in relation to a chargeable matter</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Without limiting sections 4 and 5, the regulations may prescribe, in relation to a chargeable matter, different fees having regard to whether the matter is complied with by electronic means.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="de7ef05f47464a8b8be6b3eb38dabd2d" title="7  Regulations"><a name="de7ef05f47464a8b8be6b3eb38dabd2d"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc306617459"><span class="CharSectno">7</span>  Regulations</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 6.</p> <div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="left"> <tr> <td valign="top" align="left" style="padding-top:0cm;padding-right:9.0pt; padding-bottom:0cm;padding-left:9.0pt"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white">(151/11)</p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </opc-section></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>