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Greater Certainty for Sovereign Investments


Monday, 30 November 2009

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On 30 November 2009 the Assistant Treasurer announced the release of a consultation paper entitled: Greater certainty for Sovereign Investments.

This consultation paper forms the basis for consultation on the legislative design of the proposed changes to the tax laws to codify the existing tax practice of exempting certain income earned by foreign governments and how they might be implemented.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically, by post or by facsimile, electronic lodgment 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. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked 'confidential' to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 5 February 2010

Address written submissions to:
Attribution Review Unit
International Tax and Treaties Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email: sovereignimmunity@treasury.gov.au

Facsimile: (02) 6263 4352

For enquiries, please call Haydn Daw on (02) 6263 2789.

Documents Available:

Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Sovereign Immunity Consultation paper  155.22kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Sovereign Immunity Consultation paper  5,734.54kb

Related Items:

Submissions: Greater Certainty for Sovereign Investments - 15/04/2010

Treasury received ten submissions in response to its consultation paper, 'Greater Certainty for Sovereign Investments'. Seven of these are public submissions and three 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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