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Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017

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PART 5RECOVERY OF RELIEF FROM CERTAIN PERSONS

Recovery of group relief from another group company or controlling director

13(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)tax is chargeable under paragraph 8 (withdrawal of group relief),

(b)the amount so chargeable has been finally determined, and

(c)the whole or part of the amount so chargeable is unpaid 6 months after the date on which it became payable.

(2)The following persons may, by notice under paragraph 14, be required to pay the unpaid tax (together with any interest payable)—

(a)the seller;

(b)any company that at any relevant time was a member of the same group as the buyer and was above it in the group structure;

(c)any person who at any relevant time was a controlling director of the buyer or a company having control of the buyer.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(a)a “relevant time” means any time between the effective date of the relieved transaction and the buyer ceasing to be a member of the same group as the seller;

(b)a company (“company A”) is “above” another company (“company B”) in a group structure if company B, or another company that is above company B in the group structure, is a 75% subsidiary of company A.

(4)In sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph, a claim is not finally determined until—

(a)the claim, or

(b)the amount to which it relates,

can no longer be varied (whether on review, appeal or otherwise).

Recovery of group relief: supplementary

14(1)WRA may issue a notice to a person within paragraph 13(2) requiring the person to pay the amount that remains unpaid before the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the notice is issued.

(2)A notice under sub-paragraph (1) must be issued before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the date of the final determination mentioned in paragraph 13(1)(b).

(3)The notice must state the amount required to be paid by the person to whom the notice is issued.

(4)That amount is a “relevant amount” payable by the person to whom the notice is issued for the purposes of Part 7 of TCMA (payment and enforcement).

(5)A person who has paid an amount in pursuance of a notice under this paragraph may recover that amount from the buyer.

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