alue Added Tax (Budget Amendment) Act 2016

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TO AMEND THE VALUE ADDED TAX DECREE 1991
ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji—
Short title and commencement1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Value Added Tax (Budget Amendment) Act 2016.
(2) This Act comes into force on 1 August 2016.
(3) In this Act, the Value Added Tax Decree 1991 is referred to as the “Decree”.
Section 67 amended2. Section 67 of the Decree is amended by deleting “twelve and a half per cent” and
substituting “the fair market interest rate as determined by the Reserve Bank of Fiji”.
Section 70C amended3. Section 70C of the Decree is amended by—
(a) inserting “or the Income Tax (Film-making and Audio-visual Incentives) Regulations 2016” after “(Cap. 201)”; and
(b) deleting “Sixth Schedule to the Income Tax Act (Cap. 201)” after “expenses under” and substituting “Income Tax (Film-making and Audio-visual Incentives) Regulations 2016”.
ACT NO. 22 OF 2016
AN ACT
J. K. KONROTEPresident
[12 July 2016]
I assent.
First Schedule amended4. The First Schedule to the Decree is amended by—
(a) in paragraph 2, deleting “residential apartments which provide hotel like accommodation and facilities” and substituting “residential dwelling as specified in paragraph (2A)”;
(b) adding a new paragraph after paragraph (2)—
“(2A).—(1) The supply of accommodation in a residential dwelling by way of hire or rent as a place of residence by a registered person who has an annual gross turnover from such hire or rent that is more than the amount specified in section 22.
(2) For the purpose of paragraph (2A)(1)—
(a) if a residential dwelling is hired or rented wholly as a place of residence, the Value Added Tax will apply to the whole place of residence hired or rented;
(b) if a residential dwelling is hired or rented partly as a place of residence and partly for some other use, the Value Added Tax will only apply to the portion that is hired or rented as a place of residence.”; and
(c) inserting a new paragraph after paragraph 9—
“9A. The supply of employment services to Government whereby payment is of salary and wages from Standard Expenditure Group 6 under Government grant”.
Second Schedule amended5. The Second Schedule to the Decree is amended by adding a new paragraph before
paragraph 1—
“A claim for zero-rated supply of goods or services is only allowed under this Schedule provided the Commissioner is satisfied that the export earnings have been remitted to Fiji, with respect to the following supplies—”
Fourth Schedule amended 6. Paragraph 4(3) of the Fourth Schedule to the Decree is amended by deleting “of
$2,500” and substituting “as prescribed by the Commissioner”.
Passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji this 8th day of July 2016.
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