Glossary beginning with L

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Land tax search for term

A tax paid to state and territory governments on land that is not used as a person's home.

Legislation search for term

A law that has been enacted or passed by a parliament and been given Royal Assent.

Limited liability search for term

The limit placed on the responsibility of shareholders to pay for the debts of a company. Sole trader and partnership arrangements do not offer the business owner limited liability.

  • Fact 4

    The first taxes in Australia were raised to help pay for the completion of Sydney's first gaol and provide for the orphans of the colony. Import taxes were put on spirits, wine and beer.

Tax payable

The amount of income tax required to be paid on a person's taxable income after applying any tax offsets. It does not include the Medicare levy.

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