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3 Rate calculation for PLP & DAPP
This part explains how the rate of PLP and DAPP must be calculated according to the PPLAct and applied to the PPL instalment period, flexible PPL days or DAPP period.
Act reference:PPLAct section 64 A person's instalment period and the payday for an instalment, section 11D Flexible PPL day and flexible PPL period, section 65 The amount of an instalment, section 115AE(1) The determination must specify the person's DAPP period
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