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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

Section 213 – Special reduction in penalty under section 209

251.This section provides that Revenue Scotland may in special circumstances reduce a penalty that has been applied under section 209. The penalty can be suspended, remitted entirely or reduced following Revenue Scotland agreeing a compromise with the taxpayer in relation to the penalty proceedings. The special circumstances under which the penalty may be reduced cannot be related to the taxpayer’s ability to pay or by the fact that a potential loss of revenue from one taxpayer is balanced by a potential over-payment by another taxpayer. The ability of Revenue Scotland to apply this discretionary reduction in the penalty can still be made following a decision of the tribunal or court in relation to the penalty.

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