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Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017

Sections 61 to 63 – Penalties relating to the calculation of taxable weight of material

130.Section 61 provides that a landfill site operator who fails to determine the weight of the material in a taxable disposal in accordance with section 20 is liable to a penalty not exceeding £500 in respect of each taxable disposal to which the failure relates.

131.Section 62 provides that where a landfill site operator applies a discount without having approval to do so under section 21, or applies a discount which is greater than the discount approved under section 21, the landfill site operator is liable to a penalty not exceeding £500 in respect of each taxable disposal to which a discount is applied in either of those ways.

132.Section 63 allows an assessment to a penalty to be combined with an assessment to tax and requires a penalty assessment to be made within 12 months of the time when WRA first believed the operator was liable to a penalty.

133.These penalties apply to operators of authorised landfill sites only.

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