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DUTIES ACT 1997 - SECT 293
293 Reassessments--failed instruments
(1) An instrument that fails in its intended operation and becomes useless is
not chargeable with duty under this Act.
(2) The Chief Commissioner must make
a reassessment of duty in respect of such an instrument if an application for
a reassessment is made within--
(a) 5 years after the initial assessment, or
(b) 12 months after the instrument has failed, whichever is the later.
The instrument in respect of which the application is made must be produced to
the Chief Commissioner unless the Chief Commissioner dispenses with its
(4) This section does not apply in respect of an instrument that
effects a transfer of dutiable property.
Note : See Part 5 of Chapter 2 for
refunds of duty under Chapter 2 on failed instruments. See Part 3 of Chapter
2A for refunds of surcharge purchaser duty on failed instruments.
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