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Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017

Sections 77 and 78 Designation of group of companies and Conditions for designation as member of group

147.Section 77 allows WRA to designate two or more bodies corporate as a group for the purposes of the tax. The effect of a group designation is that the representative member of the group is treated for the purposes of the tax as the landfill site operator of the sites that are operated by the members of the group. Accordingly, an amount of tax, penalty or interest that a member of the group would otherwise be required to pay as a result of anything done or omitted to be done while it is a member of the group must instead be paid by the representative member. This section makes further provision in relation to the joint and several liability of group members.

148.To be designated as a group, an application needs to be made to WRA. WRA must be satisfied that the application is made with the agreement of every proposed group member. A group designation may only be made where all members of the group carry out taxable operations or intend to do so. All members of the group must be under the control of the same body corporate, individual or individuals. If WRA refuses a group application, it must issue notice of the refusal.

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