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Consultation - Removal of Income Tax Impediments Affecting Special Disability Trusts


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

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On 10 May 2011, the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, and Parliamentary Secretary for Disability and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas, announced the Government will introduce legislation to remove further income tax barriers that impede families from making financial contributions to a Special Disability Trust (SDT).

The Government announced that the Attachment to the press release would form the basis for the four-week consultation on the policy design of these reforms.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the design of the amendments as set out in the Attachment. 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, 10 June 2011

Address written submissions to:
The General Manager
Business Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
Fax: (02) 6263 4352

For enquiries, please call Paul McMahon (02) 6263 3385.

Documents Available:

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Consultation Summary  31.92kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Consultation Summary  870.63kb

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Exposure Draft - Removal Of Income Tax Impediments Affecting Special Disability Trusts - 31/07/2011
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Submissions: Consultation - Policy Design - Removal of Income Tax Impediments Affecting Special Disability Trusts - 1/08/2011

Treasury received three submissions in response to the consultation on the removal of income tax impediments affecting special disability trusts, released on 10 May 2011. All of these submissions were public. The 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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