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Tax treatment of emissions units: Amendments included in the Exposure Draft Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009


Thursday, 12 March 2009

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The Government released the exposure draft legislation and explanatory material on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme on 10 March 2009. The draft legislation puts into effect the policy decisions in the White Paper. The White Paper was released in December 2008 and is a statement of the Government’s policy decisions after considering the views expressed by stakeholders in consultation sessions and in written submissions.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the exposure draft legislation and submit a written submission that discusses the technical tax details of the treatment of emissions units, set out in the draft Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill of 2009.

Consequential Amendments (PDF 196KB) (RTF 640KB)

All written submissions should follow the procedure set out by the Department of Climate Change. The procedure can be found at http://www.climatechange.gov.au/emissionstrading/legislation/consultation.html

Closing date for submissions: 5pm (AEST) on 14 April 2009

Address written submissions to:
The CPRS Exposure Draft Team
Emissions Trading Division
Department of Climate Change
GPO Box 854
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: emissions.trading@climatechange.gov.au.

A copy of the submission should also be sent to emissionstradingtaxation@treasury.gov.au

Documents Available:

Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Consultation Summary  35.13kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Consultation Summary  863.40kb

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