Liquid fuel Opt-in Scheme

Carbon pricing mechanism repeal

The Clean Energy Act 2011 has been repealed. This abolishes the carbon pricing mechanism from 1 July 2014. Liable entities must still meet their carbon price obligations for the 2013-14 financial year.

Content on the Clean Energy Regulator website will be progressively updated to reflect these changes. More information can be found on the carbon pricing mechanism repeal page.

The information below applies to reporting obligations under the NGER Act 2007 and obligations under the Clean Energy Act 2011 for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years, including the obligation to report by 31 October 2014 and to acquire and surrender sufficient units by the final surrender deadline of 2 February 2015 or pay a unit shortfall charge.

Under the Clean Energy Act 2011, large users of specified taxable liquid fuels can choose to manage their carbon price liability through the carbon pricing mechanism rather than through the fuel tax or excise systems under the operation of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The Opt-in Scheme has been set up so that a person, the designated opt-in person (DOIP), can manage the taxable fuel liabilities of a GST group, GST joint venture, or for themselves.

Under the Opt-in Scheme, the DOIP is liable for the potential emissions embodied in liquid fuel for which the GST group, GST joint venture or they have a fuel tax credit entitlement. Once a DOIP has been declared, they will remain opted-in for the complete financial year.

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