Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013

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Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013
Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 7(1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.
Dated   20th December 2013
 
Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member
 
Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager
 
Australian Communications and Media Authority
   
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013.
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
Note  All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)
                Schedule 1 amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2).
Schedule 1                   Amendments
(section 3)
[1]           Part 4
substitute
Part 4                 Transitional arrangements relating to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013
4.1           Definitions for Part 4
                In this Part:
amendment day means the day on which the Amendment Determination commenced.
Note   The Amendment Determination commenced on the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
Amendment Determination means the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013.
pre‑amendment Determination means this Determination as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Determination.
4.2           Transitional arrangements after commencement of Amendment Determination
         (1)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and
                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2013 and before 5 April 2014;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (2)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and
               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2014;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (3)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2014;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (4)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and
                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2014;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (5)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and
               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after 5 April 2014;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (6)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after 5 April 2014;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
[2]           Schedule 2, Part 2, table 202, including the note
substitute
Table 202
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
1.1027
1.1027
1.1027
1.1027
1.1027
 
>30–70
2.4909
0.9728
0.5175
0.1116
0.0558
 
>70–399.9
2.5555
1.0488
0.4799
0.1075
0.0537
 
>399.9–403
2.5555
1.4311
0.6547
0.1116
0.0558
 
>403–520
2.5555
1.6468
0.6547
0.1116
0.0558
 
>520–960
2.5555
1.4311
0.6547
0.1116
0.0558
 
>960–2 690
2.5517
0.5726
0.2648
0.1331
0.0665
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
2.5489
0.4736
0.1919
0.1589
0.0795
 
>5.0–8.5
2.1520
0.3977
0.1852
0.0844
0.0409
 
>8.5–14.5
0.9483
0.3414
0.0808
0.0059
0.0028
 
>14.5–31.3
0.9483
0.2525
0.0555
0.0059
0.0028
 
>31.3–51.4
0.2586
0.1377
0.0298
0.0010
0.0004
 
>51.4
0.0256
0.0026
0.0026
0.0002
0.0002
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
 [3]          Schedule 2, Part 3, table 302, including the note
substitute
Table 302
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
  Australia   wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density
 
MHz
 
0–30
81.5291
81.5291
81.5291
81.5291
81.5291
 
>30–70
184.1631
71.9307
38.2611
8.2568
4.1189
 
>70–399.9
188.9433
77.5423
35.4835
7.9545
3.9677
 
>399.9–403
188.9433
105.8082
48.4072
8.2568
4.1189
 
>403–520
188.9433
121.7524
48.4072
8.2568
4.1189
 
>520–960
188.9433
105.8082
48.4072
8.2568
4.1189
 
>960–2 690
188.6599
42.3422
19.5746
9.8440
4.9124
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
188.4520
35.0113
14.1896
11.7523
5.8760
 
>5.0–8.5
159.1092
29.4186
13.6983
6.2351
3.0232
 
>8.5–14.5
70.1169
25.2429
5.9705
0.4346
0.2079
 
>14.5–31.3
70.1169
18.6676
4.1001
0.4346
0.2079
 
>31.3–51.4
19.1210
10.1840
2.2106
0.0755
0.0378
 
>51.4
1.8894
0.1889
0.1889
0.0188
0.0188
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
 
[4]           Schedule 2, Part 4, table 402, including the note
substitute
Table 402
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density
 
MHz
 
0–30
20.3822
20.3822
20.3822
20.3822
14.2182
 
>30–70
46.0407
17.9826
9.5653
2.0642
0.7183
 
>70–399.9
47.2358
19.3855
8.8709
1.9886
0.6920
 
>399.9–403
47.2358
26.4521
12.1017
2.0642
0.7183
 
>403–520
47.2358
30.4381
12.1017
2.0642
0.7183
 
>520–960
47.2358
26.4521
12.1017
2.0642
0.7183
 
>960–2 690
1.1149
0.2502
0.1156
0.0581
0.0290
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.1137
0.2068
0.0839
0.0693
0.0348
 
>5.0–8.5
0.9402
0.1738
0.0809
0.0367
0.0178
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4144
0.1491
0.0352
0.0026
0.0011
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4144
0.1103
0.0243
0.0026
0.0011
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1130
0.0602
0.0131
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0112
0.0010
0.0010
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[5]           Schedule 2, Part 5, table 502, including the note
substitute
Table 502
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
81.5291
81.5291
81.5291
81.5291
56.1492
 
>30–70
184.1631
71.9307
38.2611
8.2568
2.8367
 
>70–399.9
188.9434
77.5424
35.4835
7.9545
2.7326
 
>399.9–403
188.9434
105.8082
48.4072
8.2568
2.8367
 
>403–520
188.9434
121.7524
48.4072
8.2568
2.8367
 
>520–960
188.9434
105.8082
48.4072
8.2568
2.8367
 
>960–2 690
1.1149
0.2502
0.1156
0.0581
0.0290
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.1137
0.2068
0.0839
0.0693
0.0348
 
>5.0–8.5
0.9402
0.1738
0.0809
0.0367
0.0178
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4144
0.1491
0.0352
0.0026
0.0011
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4144
0.1103
0.0243
0.0026
0.0011
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1130
0.0602
0.0131
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0112
0.0010
0.0010
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[6]       Schedule 2, Part 6, table 602, including the note
substitute
Table 602
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
0.5656
0.5656
0.5656
0.5656
0.5656
 
>30–70
1.2777
0.4991
0.2655
0.0573
0.0286
 
>70–399.9
1.3110
0.5379
0.2463
0.0550
0.0275
 
>399.9–960
1.3110
0.7342
0.3359
0.0573
0.0286
 
>960–2 690
1.3091
0.2937
0.1359
0.0683
0.0341
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.3074
0.2429
0.0984
0.0814
0.0408
 
>5.0–8.5
1.1040
0.2041
0.0951
0.0433
0.0210
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4865
0.1751
0.0416
0.0030
0.0013
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4865
0.1295
0.0285
0.0030
0.0013
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1326
0.0707
0.0154
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0131
0.0012
0.0012
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[7]           Schedule 2, Part 7, table 702, including the note
substitute
Table 702
Item
Service
Amount

1
Broadcasting licence (other than a service operated in the frequency range 2.3 MHz–26.1 MHz)
$37.48 per transmitter

2
Datacasting licence
$37.48 per transmitter

3
Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (5.8 GHz band) stations
$37.48 per pair of spectrum accesses

4
Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations
$215 per pair of spectrum accesses

5
Television outside broadcast network
$376,757

6
Television outside broadcast system (Australia wide density area)
$40,369

7
Television outside broadcast system (high density area)
$7,465

8
Television outside broadcast system (medium density area)
$3,475

9
Television outside broadcast system (low density area)
$1,583

10
Television outside broadcast system (remote density area)
$793

11
PABX cordless telephone service
$37.48

16
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 935–960 MHz
$3,056,658 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

17
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 1805–1880 MHz
$0.01 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates as worked out in the 2006 Census

17A
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 2110–2170 MHz
$0.06 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated, multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates, as worked out in the 2006 Census

17B
PMTS Class C 
$37.48

18
 
 
19
 
 
 
 
20
 
 
 
 
21
 
Non‑geostationary orbit satellite system operated at a frequency of more than 8.5 GHz
 
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (high density area)
 
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (medium density area)
 
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (low density area)
 

$267 for each MHz on which the service may be operated
 
$34,094 for each airport
 
 
 
 
$7,499 for each airport
 
 
 
 
$798 for each airport
 

Note   If an amount of tax is to be calculated by reference to the population of an area as worked out in the 2006 Census, the relevant figure in that Census is the population figure for ‘local government area’. Those figures are available on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
[8]           Schedule 2, Part 8, table 802, including the note
substitute
Table 802
Item
Location of open narrowcasting service
Amount ($)

1
Sydney
132,488

2
Gosford
17,942

3
Melbourne
117,305

4
Geelong
17,942

5
Adelaide
24,842

6
Perth
40,021

7
Hobart
1,520

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.
 [9]          Schedule 2, Part 9, table 902, including the note
substitute
Table 902
Item
Location of open narrowcasting service
Amount ($)

1
Sydney
  37,262

2
Melbourne
  37,262

3
Brisbane
  13,525

4
Adelaide
  13,525

5
Perth
  13,525

6
Perth City
  13,525

7
Newcastle
    3,450

8
Canberra
    3,450

9
Wollongong
    3,450

10
Gold Coast
    3,450

11
Gosford
    3,450

12
Penrith
    3,450

13
Hobart
    1,520

14
Geelong
    1,520

15
Nambour
    1,520

16
Townsville
    1,520

17
Cairns
    1,520

18
Any other location
       896

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.
[10]         Schedule 2, Part 10, table 1002
substitute
Table 1002
Item
Station
Amount ($)

1
Amateur station
45.98

2
Limited coast marine rescue station
37.48

3
Limited coast non‑assigned station
37.48

4
Outpost non‑assigned station
37.48

5
Scientific non‑assigned station
37.48

6
Ship station class B non‑assigned
37.48

7
Ship station class C non‑assigned
37.48

8
Sound outside broadcast station
37.48

9
Temporary fixed link station
2,087.63

 
[11]         Further amendments
 
Provision
omit each mention of
insert

Schedule 2, items 205, 304, 403, 504 and 603
$36.60, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.60.
$37.48, the amount of tax is taken to be $37.48.

Schedule 2, item 904
$876, the amount of tax is taken to be $876.
$896, the amount of tax is taken to be $896.

Schedule 3, step 3 of tables 103, 104 and 105
$36.60, increase the amount to $36.60.
$37.48, increase the amount to $37.48.