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Where a change in legislation or case law (the law) affects the content of a public ruling, the change in the law overrides the public ruling—that is, the Commissioner will determine the tax liability or eligibility for a concession, grant or exemption, as the case may be, in accordance with the law.
an establishment, organisation or association, instituted for the promotion of some object, especially one of public utility, religious, charitable, educational, etc., e.g. as church, school, college, hospital, asylum, reformatory, mission, or the like; as a literary and philosophical institution; a deaf and dumb institution … etc.
In view of the language that has in fact been used, it seems to their Lordships that the charitable institutions exempted are those which are institutions in the sense in which boards of trade and chambers of commerce are institutions, such, for example, as a charity organisation society, or a society for the prevention of cruelty to children. The trust with which the present appeal is concerned is an ordinary trust for charity…An ordinary trust for charity is, indeed only a charitable institution in the sense that a farm is an agricultural institution.5
Commissioner of State Revenue
Date of issue: 30 June 2010
|Public Ruling||Issued||Dates of effect|
|GEN003.3||30 June 2010||30 June 2010||Current|
|GEN003.2||3 July 2009||30 June 2009||29 June 2010|
|GEN003.1||24 February 2009||24 February 2009||29 June 2009|
|Supersedes Revenue Ruling G 2.3||1 July 2005||1 July 2005||23 February 2009|