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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

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Inspection for valuation etc.

145Power to inspect property for valuation etc.

(1)A designated officer may enter and inspect premises for the purpose of valuing the premises if the valuation is reasonably required for the purpose of checking any person’s tax position.

(2)A designated officer may enter premises and inspect—

(a)the premises,

(b)any other property on the premises,

for the purpose of valuing, measuring or determining the character of the premises or property.

(3)Subsection (2) only applies if the valuation, measurement or determination is reasonably required for the purposes of checking any person’s tax position.

(4)A person who the designated officer considers is needed to assist with the valuation, measurement or determination may enter and inspect the premises or property with the officer.

146Carrying out inspections under section 145

(1)An inspection under section 145 may be carried out only if condition A or B is met.

(2)Condition A is that—

(a)the inspection is carried out at a time agreed to by a relevant person, and

(b)the relevant person has been given notice in writing of the agreed time of the inspection.

(3)“Relevant person” means—

(a)the occupier of the premises, or

(b)if the occupier cannot be identified or the premises are vacant, a person who controls the premises.

(4)Condition B is that—

(a)the inspection has been approved by the tribunal, and

(b)any relevant person specified by the tribunal has been given at least 7 days’ notice in writing of the time of the inspection.

(5)A notice under subsection (4)(b) must state the possible consequences of obstructing the officer in the exercise of the power.

(6)If a notice is given under this section in respect of an inspection approved by the tribunal (see section 147), it must state that the inspection has been so approved.

(7)A designated officer seeking to carry out an inspection under section 145 must produce evidence of authority to carry out the inspection if asked to do so by—

(a)the occupier of the premises, or

(b)any other person who appears to the officer to be in charge of the premises or property.

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