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The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2014

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 370 (C. 35)

Taxes

The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2014

Made

16th December 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

18th December 2014

Coming into force

1st January 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 260(2) of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2014 and comes into force on 1st January 2015.

Day appointed

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 specified in column 1 of the table in the Schedule to this Order (so far as not then in force and the subject matter of which is specified in column 2 of that table) is 1st January 2015.

(2) Where a purpose is specified in column 3 of that table, a provision mentioned in column 1 comes into force in accordance with paragraph (1) only for that purpose.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

16th December 2014

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Column 1

(provision of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014)

Column 2

(subject matter)

Column 3

(purpose)

Section 1Overview of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014
Section 2 and schedule 1Establishment of Revenue Scotland
Section 3Functions of Revenue Scotland
Section 4Delegation of functions by Revenue Scotland
Section 5Payments into the Scottish Consolidated Fund
Section 6Rewards
Section 7Independence of Revenue Scotland
Section 8Ministerial guidance
Section 9Provision of information, advice or assistance to the Scottish Ministers
Section 10Charter of standards and values
Section 11Corporate plan
Section 12Annual report
Section 13Use of information by Revenue Scotland and other persons
Section 14Protected taxpayer information
Section 15Confidentiality of protected taxpayer information
Section 16Protected taxpayer information: declaration of confidentiality
Section 17Disclosure of information prohibited or restricted by statute or agreement
Section 18Protected taxpayer information: use by the Keeper
Section 19Wrongful disclosure of protected taxpayer information
Section 26(4) and paragraph 23 of schedule 2Content of conduct rules concerning members of the Scottish Tax TribunalsFor the purposes of the paragraph cited only
Section 251Communications from taxpayers to Revenue Scotland
Section 256 and paragraphs 2 to 8, 9(13), (17) and (21)(b) and (c), 10(15) and (19) and 12 of schedule 4Miscellaneous provisions consequential on the above commencementsFor the purposes of the paragraphs cited only

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 on 1st January 2015. The relevant provisions establish Revenue Scotland as a body corporate and provide for the functions it will discharge in the period from its constitution to the date on which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Scottish Landfill Tax become chargeable.

The commencement of section 2 of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 also sets the day on which the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3294) will come into force.

The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 24th September 2014. Sections 254, 255, 257, 258, 259, 260 and 261 of and paragraphs 9(12) and 10(14) of schedule 4 to that Act came into force on 25th September 2014.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

Provisions commenced on 7th November 2014 by S.S.I. 2014/278

Section 11 (partially)
Section 26(4) and paragraphs 2(3), 9, 22 and 32 of schedule 2 (partially)
Section 32
Section 33
Section 39(1) (partially)
Section 45(2) (partially)
Section 46 (partially)
Section 47 (partially)
Section 48 (partially)
Section 50
Section 51
Section 52
Section 53
Section 54
Section 55
Section 56
Section 74 (partially)
Section 81
Section 92 (partially)
Section 94 (partially)
Section 111 (partially)
Section 114 and paragraphs 3 and 15 of schedule 3 (partially)
Section 138 (partially)
Section 142 (partially)
Section 217 (partially)
Section 220 (partially)
Section 222
Section 245 (partially)
Section 249 (partially)
Section 256 and paragraphs 9(1), (6), (8), (9), (15), (16)(a) and (c), (18), (19) and (22)(a)(i) and 10(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (11), (12), (17) and (18)(a) of schedule 4 (partially)

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