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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 1736 ..

National Tax Reform - Intergovernmental Agreement

(Question No. 157)

Mr Quinlan asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 May 1999:

In relation to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on National Tax Reform signed by the Chief Minister on 9 April 1999 -

(1) By (a) name and (b) contracting party, which services under the

purchaser/provider framework, and provided by Territory owned

corporations and statutory authorities,

(i) will be subject to the GST;

(ii) subject to (i), will be entitled to an input tax credit;

(iii) will be GST free (or zero rated);

(iv) will satisfy (i),but be paid without an input credit; and

(v) that do not currently attract wholesale sales tax or

wholesale sales tax equivalent payments, but satisfy (i).

2) By (a) name and (b) contracting party,

(i) what is the current cost (or output payment) for those services that will attract a GST under the IGA clause; and

(ii) what will be the cost plus GST for those services outlined in (i);

(3) Will the use of consultants and contractors by the ACT Government attract a GST.

(4) What will be the overall impact on the ACT operating position of the payment of GST to the Commonwealth.

(5) Will the Commonwealth and ACT Government community policing agreement attract a GST.

Ms Carnell

: The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

(1) The Member would be aware that I signed the IGA at the 1999 Premiers' Conference in conjunction with all other State Premiers and the Chief Minister for the Northern Territory. As reported in the Assembly by Ministerial Statement on 14 April 1999, the IGA sets out the conditions of the financial and administrative arrangements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments. These govern implementation and administration of the GST, cessation of taxes and grants and payment of GST revenues to states and territories.

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