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Finance Act 1966

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24(1)Everything to be done by a company under the Corporation Tax Acts (including the provisions of the Income Tax Acts so far as they apply by virtue of this Schedule or otherwise for the purposes of the provisions of Part IV of the Finance Act 1965 relating to income tax, including surtax) shall be done by the company acting through the proper officer of the company, and service on a company of any document under or in pursuance of those Acts may be effected by serving it on the proper officer. The provisions of this sub-paragraph are without prejudice to section 50(4) of the Finance Act 1965 (methods of recovering tax due from companies not resident in the United Kingdom).

(2)Corporation tax or other tax chargeable under the Corporation Tax Acts on a company which is not a body corporate, or which is a body corporate not incorporated under the Companies Act 1948 or any other enactment (including an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland) forming part of the law of the United Kingdom, or by Charter, may, at any time after the tax becomes due, and without prejudice to any other method of recovery, be recovered from the proper officer of the company, and that officer may retain out of any money coming into his hands on behalf of the company sufficient sums to pay that tax, and, so far as he is not so reimbursed, shall be entitled to be indemnified by the company in respect of the liability so imposed on him.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)the proper officer of a company which is a body corporate shall be the secretary or person acting as secretary of the company, except that if a liquidator has been appointed for the company the liquidator shall be the proper officer,

(b)the proper officer of a company which is not a body corporate or for which there is no proper officer within paragraph (a) above, shall be the treasurer or the person acting as treasurer, of the company.

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