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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The International Tax Enforcement (Bahamas) Order 2010 No. 2684
Draft Order in Council laid before the House of Commons under section 173(7) of the Finance Act 2006, for approval by resolution of that House.
Draft Statutory Instruments
[day] [Month] 2010
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the [date] day of [Month] 2010
The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council
A draft of this Order was laid before the House of Commons in accordance with section 173(7) of the Finance Act 2006(1) and approved by a resolution of that House.
Accordingly, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 173(1) of the Finance Act 2006, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, orders as follows—
1. This Order may be cited as the International Tax Enforcement (Bahamas) Order 2010.
2. It is declared that—
(a)the agreement set out in the Schedule to this Order has been made with the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas with a view to the exchange of information foreseeably relevant to the administration or enforcement or recovery of the taxes, and debts relating to the taxes, covered by the agreement; and
(b)it is expedient that the agreement should have effect.
Clerk of the Privy Council
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Schedule to this Order contains an agreement (“the Agreement”) dealing with the exchange of information for tax purposes between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This Order brings the Agreement into effect.
Article 1 provides for citation.
Article 2 makes a declaration as to the effect and content of the Agreement.
The Agreement provides for the exchange of information foreseeably relevant to the administration or enforcement of the taxes covered by the Agreement by the revenue authorities of the two countries. Information will be exchanged in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement.
The Agreement will enter into force on the date of the later of the notifications by each country of the completion of its legislative procedures. It will take effect as follows:
(a)in respect of requests relating to criminal tax matters for taxable periods beginning on or after 1st January 2004 or, where there is no taxable period, for charges to tax arising on or after 1st January 2004; and
(b)for all other requests, in relation to taxable periods beginning on or after the date of entry into force or, where there is no taxable period, for all charges to tax arising on or after that date.
A full and final Impact Assessment has not been produced for this Order as a negligible impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.
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