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Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017

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CHAPTER 4E+WPENALTIES UNDER THIS ACT

Penalties relating to calculation of taxable weight of materialE+W

61Penalty for failure to determine weight properlyE+W

An operator of an authorised landfill site 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.

62Penalty for applying water discount incorrectlyE+W

Where the operator of an authorised landfill site, in calculating the taxable weight of the material in a taxable disposal—

(a)applies a discount without having approval under section 21 to do so, or

(b)applies a discount which is greater than the discount approved under section 21,

the 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.

63Assessment of penalties under sections 61 and 62E+W

(1)Where the operator of an authorised landfill site becomes liable to a penalty under section 61 or 62, WRA must—

(a)assess the penalty, and

(b)issue a notice to the person of the penalty assessed.

(2)An assessment of a penalty under section 61 or 62 may be combined with an assessment to tax.

(3)An assessment of a penalty under section 61 or 62 must be made within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which WRA first believed that the operator was liable to the penalty.

Penalties relating to registrationE+W

64Penalties for carrying out taxable operations without being registeredE+W

(1)A person who carries out taxable operations in breach of section 35(1) (duty to be registered) is liable to a penalty of £300.

(2)If a person continues to carry out taxable operations in breach of section 35(1) after the end of the initial penalty period, the person is liable to a further penalty or penalties not exceeding £60 for each day on which the person continues to do so.

(3)The initial penalty period is the period of 10 days beginning with the day on which a notice of the penalty under subsection (1) is issued to the person.

(4)In calculating the initial penalty period, no account is to be taken of any day on which a decision relating to the penalty under subsection (1) is the subject of—

(a)a review for which a notice of the conclusions has not yet been issued, or

(b)an appeal which has not yet been finally determined or withdrawn.

65Reasonable excuse for non-complianceE+W

(1)If a person who carries out taxable operations in breach of section 35(1) satisfies WRA or (on appeal) the tribunal that there is a reasonable excuse for the breach, the person is not liable to a penalty under section 64 in respect of it.

(2)For the purposes of this section—

(a)where a person relies on another person to do anything, that is not a reasonable excuse unless the first person took reasonable care to avoid the breach;

(b)where a person had a reasonable excuse for a breach but the excuse has ceased, the person is to be treated as having continued to have the excuse if the breach is remedied without unreasonable delay after the excuse ceased.

66Penalty for failure to comply with other requirements relating to registrationE+W

(1)A person is liable to a penalty not exceeding £300 if the person fails to comply with a requirement imposed by any of the following provisions—

(a)section 35(2) (application to be registered);

(b)section 36(1) to (4) (notice of change or inaccuracy);

(c)section 37(1) or (2) (application for cancellation of registration).

(2)But a person is not liable to a penalty under this section in respect of a failure to make an application or give a notice within a limited period of time if the person does so within a further period of time allowed by WRA.

67Assessment of penalties under sections 64 and 66E+W

(1)Where a person becomes liable to a penalty under section 64 or 66, WRA must—

(a)assess the penalty, and

(b)issue a notice to the person of the penalty assessed.

(2)An assessment of a penalty under section 64(1) or 66 must be made within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which WRA first believed that the person was liable to the penalty.

(3)An assessment of a penalty under section 64(2) must be made within the period of 12 months beginning with the day to which the penalty relates.

Penalties relating to non-disposal areasE+W

68Penalties relating to non-disposal areasE+W

(1)A person who fails to comply with a requirement imposed by or under section 56 or 57 is liable to a penalty not exceeding £3,000.

(2)But a person is not liable to a penalty under this section in respect of a failure to keep or preserve records if WRA is satisfied that any facts that it reasonably requires to be proved, and which would have been proved by the records, are proved by other documentary evidence provided to it.

69Assessment of penalties under section 68E+W

(1)Where a person becomes liable to a penalty under section 68, WRA must—

(a)assess the penalty, and

(b)issue a notice to the person of the penalty assessed.

(2)An assessment of a penalty under section 68 may be combined with an assessment to tax.

(3)An assessment of a penalty under section 68 must be made within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which WRA first believed that the person was liable to the penalty.

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70Payment of penaltiesE+W

A penalty under this Chapter must be paid before the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the notice of the penalty is issued (but see section 182 of TCMA (payment of penalties in the event of a review or appeal)).

71Double jeopardyE+W

A person is not liable to a penalty under this Chapter in respect of anything if the person has been convicted of an offence in relation to it.

72Liability of personal representativesE+W

(1)If a person liable to a penalty under this Chapter (“P”) has died, any penalty that could have been assessed on P may be assessed on the personal representatives of P.

(2)A penalty assessed in accordance with subsection (1) is to be paid out of P's estate.

73Power to make regulations about penaltiesE+W

(1)Regulations may make further or different provision about—

(a)the amounts of penalties under this Chapter, and

(b)the procedure for assessing penalties under this Chapter.

(2)The regulations may amend this Act.

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