PacLII Home | Databases | WorldLII | Search | Feedback

Vanuatu Sessional Legislation

You are here:  PacLII >> Databases >> Vanuatu Sessional Legislation >> Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2009

Database Search | Name Search | Noteup | Download | Help

Stamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2009

Commencement: 18 May 2009


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU


STAMP DUTIES (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 3 OF 2009


Arrangement of Sections


1. Amendment
2. Commencement


---------------------------------


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU


Assent: 22/04/2009
Commencement: 18/05/2009


STAMP DUTIES (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 9 OF 2009


An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act [CAP 68].


Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows-


1 Amendment


The Stamp Duties Act [CAP 68] is amended as set out in the Schedule.


2 Commencement


This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette.


SCHEDULE


AMENDMENTS OF STAMP DUTIES ACT [CAP 68]


1 Section 1


Insert the following definitions in their correct alphabetical positions:


Commission means the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission established by the Financial Services Commission Act [CAP 229];


easement includes an easement referred to in section 67 of the Land leases Act [CAP 163];


mortgage includes a charge on property for securing money or money’s worth;


profit includes a profit referred to in section 69 of the Land Leases Act [CAP 163];


property includes all property whether real or personal;


restrictive agreement includes an agreement referred to in section 68 of the Land Leases Act [CAP 163].”


2 Subsection 4(1)


Delete “for the general revenue of the Government”, substitute “of the Commission”


3 Subsections 4(2) and 4(3)


Delete “Government”, substitute “Commission”


4 Subsection 6(2) (Proviso)


After “time”, insert “waive,”


5 Paragraph 6(2) (a)


Delete “1,000”, substitute “3,000”


6 Paragraph 6(2) (b)


Delete “2,000, substitute “5,000”


7 Section 11


(a) Delete “30,000”, substitute “1 million”


(b) Delete “6 months” substitute “2 years”


8 After section 23


Insert


“23 A Controller to refund the monies paid in excess


If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Controller that a person has paid duty or penalty duty in excess of the amount of the duty or penalty duty payable by that person, the Controller must subject to section 51 refund to that person the amount so paid in excess.”


9 Section 24


(a) Delete “60,000”, substitute “1 million”


(b) Delete “12 months”, substitute “2 years”


10 Subsection 28(3)


Delete “10,000”, substitute “20,000”


11 Paragraphs 30(1) (a) and (b)


Delete “500” (wherever occurring), substitute “3,000”


12 Subsection 34(3)


Delete “300,000”, substitute “5 million”


13 Subsection 38(2)


(a) Delete “60,000”, substitute“1 million”


(b) Delete “12 months”, substitute “2 years”


14 Subsection 39(2)


Delete “500”, substitute “3,000”


15 Section 44


Delete “3,000”, substitute “5,000”


16 Subsection 46(2)


Delete “60,000”, substitute “300, 000”


17 Section 47


Delete “300,000”, substitute “5 million”


18 Section 49


After “may”, insert “on the advice of the Commission”


19 Subsection 50(2)


(a) Delete “150,000”, substitute “5 million”


(b) Delete “1 year”, substitute “3 years”


20 Section 51


Repeal the section, substitute


“51 Commission to pay moneys due by Controller to persons under the Act


The Commission must pay to a person any moneys payable to that person by the Controller under the Act.”


21 Schedule –Under the heading “DECLARATION OF TRUST”


Delete “2,000”corresponding to paragraph (1), substitute “5,000”


22 Schedule – Under the heading “LEASES”


(a) Delete “1,000”corresponding to paragraph (1) under the subheading “surrender of lease”, substitute “5,000”


(b) Delete “2,500” corresponding to the heading “exception”, substitute”5,000”


23 Schedule-Under the heading “MORTGAGE”


(a) Delete “an exempted bank or financial institution to which section 19(1) of the Banking Act applies”, substitute “a licensee under the International Banking Act [CAP 280] or a financial institution under the Financial Institutions Act [CAP 254]”


(b) Delete “1,000” corresponding to paragraphs (2) and (4), substitute “5,000”


24 Schedule- After the Part under the heading “MORTGAGE”


Insert:


EASEMENT
The like duty as on a transfer on sale
RESTRICTIVE
AGREEMENT
VT 3,000
PROFIT
VT 3,000
Release, or discharge of an easement , restrictive agreement, or profit
VT3,000”

25 Schedule-Under the heading-“POWERS OF ATTORNEY”


Delete “1,500”, substitute “5,000”


26 Schedule –Under the heading “TRANSFER OF PROPERTY”


Delete “3,000” corresponding to paragraph (3), substitute “5,000”


27 Schedule –Under the heading “SETTLEMENTS”


Delete “7,500, substitute “10,000”


28 Schedule-Under the heading “Minimum Payment”


Delete “2,500”, substitute “3,000”


29 Schedule-Under the heading “Maximum payment in respect of certain instruments”


Delete “10,000”, substitute “20,000”


PacLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback
URL: http://www.paclii.org/vu/legis/num_act/sda2009237