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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

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151Computer records

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(1)This section applies to any provision of this Part or Part 8 (penalties) that—

(a)requires a person to produce a document or cause a document to be produced,

(b)requires a person to permit a designated officer—

(i)to inspect a document, or

(ii)to make or take copies of or extracts from or remove a document,

(c)makes provision about penalties or offences in connection with the production or inspection of documents, including with the failure to produce or permit the inspection of documents, or

(d)makes any other provision in connection with a requirement mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

(2)A provision to which this section applies has effect as if—

(a)any reference in the provision to a document were a reference to anything in which information of any description is recorded, and

(b)any reference in the provision to a copy of a document were a reference to anything onto which information recorded in the document has been copied, by whatever means and whether directly or indirectly.

(3)A designated officer may, at any reasonable time, obtain access to, inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been used in connection with a relevant document.

(4)In subsection (3) “relevant document” means a document that a person has been, or may be, required by or under a provision of this Part—

(a)to produce or cause to be produced, or

(b)to permit a designated officer—

(i)to inspect,

(ii)to make or take copies of or extracts from, or

(iii)to remove.

(5)A designated officer may require—

(a)the person by whom or on whose behalf the computer is or has been so used, or

(b)any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of, the computer, apparatus or material,

to provide the designated officer with such reasonable assistance as may be required for the purposes of subsection (3).

(6)A person who—

(a)obstructs the exercise of a power conferred by this section, or

(b)fails to comply within a reasonable time with a requirement under subsection (5),

is liable to a penalty of £300.

(7)Sections 201 to 203 (assessment and enforcement of penalties) apply in relation to a penalty under this section as they apply in relation to a penalty under section 195.

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