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131A .         Certain prescribed fees may exceed cost recovery

        (1)         Regulations made under section 130 prescribing a fee payable to the Registrar of Titles may prescribe a fee that is more than the amount, or an estimate of the amount, needed to allow recovery of expenditure —

            (a)         incurred in connection with the matter in relation to which the fee is charged; or

            (b)         that is relevant to —

                  (i)         the scheme or system under which the action to which the fee relates is taken; or

                  (ii)         the performance of any function to which the fee relates.

        (2A)         To the extent that regulations to which subsection (1) applies prescribe a fee that includes an amount that is a tax, the regulations may impose the tax.

        (2)         The definition of scheme in section 3(1) does not apply to subsection (1).

        (3)         This section does not limit the Interpretation Act 1984 section 45A.

        [Section 131A inserted by No. 11 of 2015 s. 8; amended by No. 12 of 2015 s. 6.]

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