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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

Section 185 – Penalty for inaccuracy in taxpayer document attributable to another person

222.This section provides that a penalty is payable by a person (“T”) where: a) another person (“P”) submits a document to Revenue Scotland that falls under one of the provisions listed in the table in section 182; b) the document contains an inaccuracy attributable to T either deliberately supplying P with false information or deliberately withholding information from P with the intention of creating the inaccuracy and c) the inaccuracy leads to either an understatement in the tax liability or a false/inflated claim for loss or repayment of tax a penalty is payable by T whether or not P is liable to a penalty under section 182 for the same inaccuracy. The penalty amount is calculated with reference to the potential lost revenue and is 100% of the potential lost revenue. Potential lost revenue is defined in sections 187 to 190.

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