Section 126F Customs Act 1901 | Failures to Pay Customs when Systems Inoperative


The Legislation

Section 126F of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Failures to Pay Customs when Systems Inoperative and is extracted below.

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126F Payment to Customs when information system is temporarily inoperative

(1) This section applies when a person who is liable to make a payment to Customs and would ordinarily make the payment electronically is unable to do so because an information system is temporarily inoperative.

(2) The person may give an undertaking to Customs to make the payment as soon as practicable after, and in any case not later than 24 hours after, the CEO causes notice to be given under paragraph 126E(1)(b) stating that the information system has again become operative.

(3) If the person is notified by Customs that the undertaking is accepted:
(a) this Act has the effect that it would have if the payment had been made; and
(b) the person must comply with the undertaking.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.