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Discussion Paper - Implementation of Alternative Fuels Taxation Policy


Friday, 15 October 2010

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The Government announced in the 2010-11 Budget that it would complete the longstanding plan for energy content based taxation of alternative fuels incorporating a 50 per cent tax discount for alternative fuels and new staged phasing in arrangements for ethanol. A further revision to the phasing in arrangements for ethanol was announced on 7 September 2010. The reforms will apply from 1 July 2011.

To assist in implementing the alternative fuels taxation policy, the Assistant Treasurer announced the release of a discussion paper which provides implementation information.

Making a submission

The Government is seeking feedback and comments on the implementation issues raised in this paper. Meetings are being held with industry stakeholders in the week commencing 25 October 2010 to discuss the implementation details for the announced policy. The details of the meetings are set out below. Interested industry stakeholders should email ExciseConsultation@Treasury.gov.au to notify attendance. Please indicate your preferred city and the session(s) you would like to attend.

The Government is seeking feedback and comments on the implementation issues raised in this paper. Submissions may address one or more specific focus questions raised in the paper. Submissions should also identify any other issues which may be relevant to the implementation of the policy. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 12 November 2010

Address written submissions to:
The General Manager
Indirect Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email: ExciseConsultation@treasury.gov.au

For enquiries please call Phil Bignell (02) 6263 4372.

Documents Available:

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Discussion Paper - Implementation of Alternative Fuels Taxation Policy  276.47kb
Alternative fuel consultation meetings  32.81kb
Consultation Summary  25.53kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

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Discussion Paper - Implementation of Alternative Fuels Taxation Policy  2,132.58kb
Alternative fuel consultation meetings  48.00kb
Consultation Summary  886.11kb

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Treasury received forty-seven submissions in response to the discussion paper on the Implemenation of Alternative Fuels Taxation Policy. Forty of these are public submissions and seven are confidential. The public submissions are listed below and are accessible by selecting the author.

The opinions expressed in the submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government or the Treasury.

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