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EM - Ordinary Returns

Please read instructions and notes below before completing this return

Instructions:

1.1 This return is to be completed in block letters except for signatures. If there is not sufficient space on this return for all of the information you are required to provide, you may attach additional papers for that purpose. Each such paper must be signed and dated. 

1.2 The return period for the purposes of this return is as follows: 

(a) if your last return was a primary return under the Act - the period between the date of the primary return and 30 June next following; 

(b) in any other case - the period of 12 months expiring on 30 June, or within 60 days after 30 June in any year. 

2.1 Under the Act, income source, in relation to a person, means: 

(a) any person or body of persons with whom the person entered into a contract of service or held any paid office; and 

(b) any trade, vocation, business or profession engaged in by the person. 

2.2 Under the Act, financial benefit, in relation to a person, means: 

(a) any remuneration, fee or other pecuniary sum exceeding $1 000 received by the person in respect of a contract of service entered into, or paid office held by, the person; and 

(b) the total of all remuneration, fees or other pecuniary sums received by the person in respect of a trade, profession, business or vocation engaged in by the person where that total exceeds $1 000, 

but does not include an annual allowance, fees, expenses or other financial benefit payable to the person under the Act. 

3.1 Under the Act, a person related to a member means: 

(a) a member of the member's family; or 

(b) a family company of the member; or 

(c) a trustee of a family trust of the member. 

3.2 A family company of a member means a proprietary company: 

(a) in which the member or a member of the member's family is a shareholder; and 

(b) in respect of which the member or a member of the member's family, or any such persons together, are in a position to cast, or control the casting or, more than one-half of the maximum number of votes that might be cast at a general meeting of the company. 

3.3 A family trust of a member means a trust (other than a testamentary trust): 

(a) of which the member or a member of the member's family is a beneficiary; and 

(b) which is established or administered wholly or substantially in the interests of the member or a member of the member's family, or any such persons together. 

4 Under the Act, family, in relation to a member, means: 

(a) a spouse or domestic partner of the member; and 

(b) a child of the member who is under the age of 18 years and normally resides with the member. 

5 The cost of travel includes accommodation costs and other costs and expenses associated with the travel. 

6 Under the Act, gift means a transaction in which a benefit of pecuniary value is conferred without consideration or for less than adequate consideration, but does not include an ordinary commercial transaction or a transaction in the ordinary course of business. 

7 For the purpose of this return, a person is an investor in a body if: 

(a) the person has deposited money with, or lent money to, the body that has not been repaid and the amount not repaid equals or exceeds $10 000; or 

(b) the person holds, or has a beneficial interest in, shares in, or debentures of, the body or a policy of life insurance issued by the body. 

8 Under the Act, trade or professional organisation means a body, corporate or unincorporate, of: 

(a) employers or employees; or 

(b) persons engaged in a profession, trade or other occupation, 

being a body of which the object, or 1 of the objects, in the furtherance of its own professional, industrial or economic interest or those of any of its members. 

9 Under the Act, beneficial interest in property includes a right to re-acquire the property. 

Notes: 

• In relation to a return by a member: 

(a) 2 or more separate contributions made by the same person for or towards the cost of travel undertaken by the member or a member of the member's family during the return period are to be treated as 1 contribution for or towards the cost of travel undertaken by the member; 

(b) 2 or more separate gifts received by the member or a person related to the member from the same person during the return period are to be treated as 1 gift received by the member; 

(c) 2 or more separate transactions to which the member or a person related to the member is a party with the same person during the return period under which the member or a person related to the member has had the use of property of the other person (whether or not being the same property) during the return period are to be treated as 1 transaction under which the member has had the use of property of the other person during the return period. 

• A member is required only to disclose information that is known to the member or ascertainable by the member by the exercise of reasonable diligence. 

• A member is not required to disclose information relating to a person as trustee of a trust unless the information relates to the person in the person's capacity as trustee of a trust by reason of which the person is related to the member. 

• A member may include in a return such additional information as the member thinks fit. 

• Nothing in this return will be taken to prevent a member from disclosing information in such a way that no distinction is made between information relating to the member personally and information relating to a person related to the member. 

• A member is not required to disclose the actual amount or extent of a financial benefit, gift, contribution or interest.