183ABA Remission in circumstances of emergency event


This section applies for a taxpayer if—


an emergency event, declared in an Order in Council under this section, physically prevents the taxpayer from making a payment required by a tax law on or before the due date for the payment; and


the taxpayer is charged with interest under Part 7 for failing to make the payment by the due date; and


the taxpayer is a member of a class of persons to whom a remission under this section is available, if such a class of persons is described in the Order in Council declaring the emergency event.


The taxpayer may ask the Commissioner to remit the interest.


The Commissioner may remit the interest if the Commissioner is satisfied that—


it is equitable that the interest be remitted; and


the taxpayer asked for the relief as soon as practicable; and


the taxpayer made the payment as soon as practicable.


The Governor-General may from time to time by Order in Council—


declare an event that meets the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of emergency in section 4 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, to be an emergency event:


describe a class or classes of persons to whom a remission under this section is available in relation to the emergency event.


An Order in Council (the order) made under subsection (4) or this subsection—


may relate to an event that occurred after the commencement of this Act and before the commencement of the order:


expires, if not renewed under paragraph (c), after—


the period given in the order, if such a period is given; or


if no such period is given, 6 months from the promulgation of the order:


may be renewed or replaced from time to time by an Order in Council made before or after the date on which the order would otherwise expire.

Section 183ABA: replaced, on 6 October 2009, by section 698 of the Taxation (International Taxation, Life Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Act 2009 (2009 No 34).

Section 183ABA(1)(a): amended, on 24 February 2016, by section 269 of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Act 2016 (2016 No 1).