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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 17] Friday, June 25 [2004

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 19th May 2004 and assented to by the President on 1st June 2004:—
Statistics (Amendment) Act 2004

(No. 16 of 2004)


I assent.

S R NATHAN,
President.
1st June 2004.
Date of Commencement: 1st July 2004
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Statistics (Amendment) Act 2004 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 6
2.  Section 6(5) of the Statistics Act is amended by deleting the words “relating to taxation or”.
Amendment of section 13
3.  Section 13 of the Statistics Act is amended —
(a)
by deleting the words “subsection (2)” in subsection (1) and substituting the words “subsections (2) and (3)”; and
(b)
by inserting, immediately after subsection (2), the following subsection:
(3)  Without prejudice to subsection (2), the Minister may insert or delete and substitute in the second column of the Third Schedule any particulars or information obtained under any written law relating to taxation only to the extent that the supply of such particulars or information is permitted by or under that written law.”.
Amendment of Third Schedule
4.  The Third Schedule to the Statistics Act is amended by inserting, immediately after item 3, the following items:
4. Comptroller of Goods and Services Tax
 
Such particulars and information in records obtained by the Comptroller of Goods and Services Tax under the Goods and Services Tax Act (Chapter 117A) and any regulations made thereunder as referred to in section 6(6) of that Act.
 
 
 
5. Comptroller of Income Tax
 
Such particulars and information in records obtained by the Comptroller of Income Tax under the Income Tax Act (Chapter 134) and any regulations made thereunder as referred to in section 6(10A) of that Act.
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Consequential amendments to other written laws
5.  The provisions of the Acts specified in the first column of the Schedule are amended in the manner set out in the second column thereof.