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The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act (Postponement of Tax Pending a Review or Appeal) Regulations 2015

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act (Postponement of Tax Pending a Review or Appeal) Regulations 2015 and come into force on 1st April 2015.

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2.  In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014.

Postponement of payment of tax pending a review or appeal

3.—(1) Notwithstanding the terms of section 245(1) of the Act (reviews and appeals not to postpone recovery of tax), where there is a review or appeal under Part 11 of the Act, the appellant(1) may make an application to Revenue Scotland for postponement of payment of amounts of tax, penalty and interest due under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013(2).

(2) Where, on receipt of an application under paragraph (1), Revenue Scotland is satisfied that—

(a)there are exceptional circumstances; and

(b)these exceptional circumstances are such as to justify postponement,

Revenue Scotland may grant the application in whole or in part and may impose in relation to the granting of the application any further conditions it considers appropriate.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

17th March 2015

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