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Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968

1968 CHAPTER 2

An Act to consolidate the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1913 and certain other enactments relating to the provisional collection of taxes or matters connected therewith.

[1st February 1968]

1 Temporary statutory effect of House of Commons resolutions affecting income tax, purchase tax or customs or excise duties. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies only to income tax [F1capital gains tax, ] [F2corporation tax F3. . .] [F4, the bank levy] [F5diverted profits tax,] [F6the apprenticeship levy,] [F7value added tax] [F8, climate change levy,] [F9insurance premium tax,] [F10landfill tax,] [F11aggregates levy,] [F12soft drinks industry levy, ] [F13petroleum revenue tax] [F14stamp duty reserve tax] [F15stamp duty land tax,] [F16annual tax on enveloped dwellings,] . . . F17 F18. . . . . . F19 . . . F20 and duties of customs and excise

F21(1A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)Subject to that, and to the provisions of subsections (4) to [F22(9)] below, where the House of Commons passes a resolution which—

(a)provides for the renewal for a further period of any tax in force or imposed during the previous financial year (whether at the same or a different rate, and whether with or without modifications) or for the variation or abolition of any existing tax, and

(b)contains a declaration that it is expedient in the public interest that the resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of this Act,

the resolution shall, for the period specified in the next following subsection, have statutory effect as if contained in an Act of Parliament and, where the resolution provides for the renewal of a tax, all enactments which were in force with reference to that tax as last imposed by Act of Parliament shall during that period have full force and effect with respect to the tax as renewed by the resolution.

In this section references to the renewal of a tax include references to its reimposition, and references to the abolition of a tax include references to its repeal.

[F23(3)The period is one expiring at the end of seven months after the date on which the resolution is expressed to take effect or, if no such date is expressed, after the date on which the resolution is passed.]

F24(3A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)A resolution shall cease to have statutory effect under this section unless within the next [F25thirty] days on which the House of Commons sits after the day on which the resolution is passed—

(a)a Bill renewing, varying or, as the case may be, abolishing the tax is read a second time by the House, or

(b)a Bill is amended by the House [F26in committee or on Report, or by any [F27Public Bill Committee] of the House] so as to include provision for the renewal, variation or, as the case may be, abolition of the tax.

(5)A resolution shall also cease to have statutory effect under this section if—

(a)the provisions giving effect to it are rejected during the passage of the Bill containing them through the House, or

(b)an Act comes into operation renewing, varying or, as the case may be, abolishing the tax, or

(c)Parliament is dissolved F28.... [F29, or

(d)Parliament is prorogued.]

[F30(5A)Subsection (5B) applies in relation to a resolution instead of subsection (5)(d) where Parliament is prorogued at the end of a session if—

(a)one of the following happens during the session—

(i)a Bill renewing, varying or, as the case may be, abolishing the tax is read a first time by the House, or

(ii)a Bill is amended by the House in Committee or on Report or by any Public Bill Committee of the House so as to include provision for the renewal, variation or, as the case may be, abolition of the tax,

(b)the Standing Orders or Sessional Orders of the House provide, or during the session the House orders, that proceedings on the Bill not completed before the end of the session shall be resumed in the next session, and

(c)proceedings on the Bill are not completed during the session.

(5B)The resolution shall cease to have statutory effect under this section if, during the period of thirty sitting days beginning with the first sitting day of the next session, no Bill renewing, varying or, as the case may be, abolishing the tax is presented to the House.

(5C) In subsection (5B) “ sitting day ” means a day on which the House sits.

(5D)Where a Bill is amended as mentioned in subsection (5A)(a)(ii), it does not matter for the purposes of subsection (5A)(b) if the House orders as mentioned in subsection (5A)(b) before the amendment to the Bill is made.]

(6)Where, in the case of a resolution providing for the renewal or variation of a tax, the resolution ceases to have statutory effect by virtue of subsection [F31(4), (5) or (5B)] above, or the period specified in subsection (3) above terminates, before an Act comes into operation renewing or varying the tax, any money paid in pursuance of the resolution shall be repaid or made good, and any deduction made in pursuance of the resolution shall be deemed to be an unauthorised deduction.

(7)Where any tax as renewed or varied by a resolution is modified by the Act renewing or varying the tax, any money paid in pursuance of the resolution which would not have been payable under the new conditions affecting the tax shall be repaid or made good, and any deduction made in pursuance of the resolution shall, so far as it would not have been authorised under the new conditions affecting the tax, be deemed to be an unauthorised deduction.

(8)When during any session a resolution has had statutory effect under this section, statutory effect shall not be again given under this section in the same session to the same resolution or to a resolution having the same effect.

[F32(9)Subsection (8) does not apply where the later resolution is passed in a different calendar year from that in which the earlier resolution is passed.]

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F1Words in s. 1(1) inserted (15.9.2016) by Finance Act 2016 (c. 24), s. 92

F2Words in s. 1(1) inserted (27.7.1993) with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, s. 205(2)(a)(7).

F3Words in s. 1(1) repealed (31.7.1998 with effect in relation to distributions made on or after 6.4.1999) by 1998 c. 36, ss. 31, 165, Sch. 3 para. 1(2)(3), Sch. 27 Pt. III(2)

F4Words in s. 1(1) inserted (19.7.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 19 para. 56

F5Words in s. 1(1) inserted (with effect in accordance with s. 116(1) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2015 (c. 11), s. 115(5)

F6Words in s. 1(1) inserted (15.9.2016) by Finance Act 2016 (c. 24), s. 116 (with s. 117)

F8Words in s. 1(1) inserted (28.7.2000) by 2000 c. 17, s. 30, Sch. 7 para. 1

F9Words in s. 1(1) inserted (3.5.1994) by 1994 c. 9, s. 64, Sch. 7 Pt. VI para. 33

F10Words in s. 1(1) inserted (31.7.1998) by 1998 c. 36, s. 148(1)

F11Words in s. 1(1) inserted (11.5.2001) by 2001 c. 9, s. 49(1)

F12Words in s. 1(1) inserted (6.4.2018) by Finance Act 2017 (c. 10), ss. 58, 61(1); S.I. 2018/464, art. 2(e)

F15Words in s. 1(1) inserted (10.7.2003) by Finance Act 2003 (c. 14), Sch. 18 para. 1

F16Words in s. 1(1) inserted (17.7.2013) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 35 para. 1

F17The entry which was inserted by Finance Act 1972 (c. 41, SIF 99:3), s. 1(5) fell on the repeal of s. 1(5) by Value Added Tax Act 1983 (c.55, SIF 40:2), s. 50(2), Sch. 11

F18Words in s. 1(1) (which were inserted by Car Tax Act 1983 (c. 53), s.10(1)) repealed (27.7.1993 with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, ss. 205(2)(b)(7), 213, Sch. 23 Pt. VI.

F19The entry which was inserted by Finance Act 1972 (c. 41, SIF 99:3), s. 52(7), Sch. 7 para. 2(4) fell on the repeal of that Schedule 7 by Car Tax Act 1983 (c.53, SIF 40:2), s. 10(4), Sch. 3

F21S. 1(1A) repealed (27.7.1993 with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, ss. 205(3)(7), 213, Sch. 23 Pt. VI; s. 1(1A) repealed to the extent that it is not already repealed (31.1.2013) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2013 (c. 2), s. 3(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 10 Group 1.

F22 Word in s. 1(2) substituted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(2)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F23 S. 1(3) substituted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(3)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F24S. 1(3A) omitted (17.7.2014) by virtue of Finance Act 2014 (c. 26), Sch. 38 para. 13

F25Word in s. 1(4) substituted (27.7.1993 with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, s. 205(5)(7).

F27Words in s. 1(4)(b) substituted (19.7.2007) by Finance Act 2007 (c. 11), s. 112(1)

F28 Words in s. 1(5)(c) omitted (30.12.2011) by virtue of Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(4)(a)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F29 S. 1(5)(d) and word inserted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(4)(b)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F30 S. 1(5A)-(5D) inserted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(5)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F31 Words in s. 1(6) substituted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(6)(9) (with s. 88(10)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

F32 S. 1(9) inserted (30.12.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 88(7)(9) (with s. 88(11)); S.I. 2011/2934, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 1(2)(b) applied (6.5.1999) by 1998 c. 46, s. 73(5) (with s. 126(3)-(11))

C4S. 1(6)(7) modified (1.9.1994) by 1994 c. 23, ss. 90(1)(b), 101(1)

S. 1(6)(7) modified (31.7.1998) by 1998 c. 36, s. 148(2)(b)

2 Payments and deductions made on account, and before renewal, of any temporary tax within s. l. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any payment or deduction made on account of a temporary tax to which section 1 above applies and within one month after the date of its expiry shall, if the payment or deduction would have been a legal payment or deduction if the tax had not expired, be deemed to be a legal payment or deduction, subject to the condition that—

(a)if a resolution for the renewal or reimposition of the tax is not passed by the House of Commons within that month, or such a resolution is passed within that month but ceases to have statutory effect under the said section 1, any money so paid or deducted shall be repaid or made good, and

(b)if the tax is ultimately renewed or reimposed at a different rate, or with modifications, any amount paid or deducted which could not properly have been paid or deducted under the new conditions affecting the tax shall be repaid or made good.

(2)In this section “temporary tax” means a tax which has been imposed, or renewed or reimposed, for a limited period not exceeding eighteen months, and was in force or imposed during the previous financial year.

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3 Customs and excise: provisions for securing duties under resolutions not having statutory effect.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions of this section shall have effect where the House of Commons passes a resolution providing for the imposition as from a specified date of any duty of customs or excise, not being a resolution to which statutory effect can be given under section 1 of this Act.

(2)If the duty so imposed is a duty of customs, the Commissioners may require any person who, on or after the specified date, imports or clears from warehouse any goods to which the resolution applies to give security that he will, if and when an Act giving effect to the resolution comes into operation, pay the duty chargeable in respect of the goods under that Act.

(3)If the duty is a duty of excise, the Commissioners may make regulations for the purpose of securing the payment of such duty as may by law become chargeable in the event of an Act giving effect to the resolution coming into operation, and may by those regulations apply to the duty and to any trade or business in connection with which the duty may become chargeable and to any person carrying on, or premises used for the purpose of, that trade or business any provision of [F33the revenue trade provisions of the customs and excise Acts].

(4)If any person contravenes or fails to comply with regulations made under this section, he shall be liable to a penalty of [F34level 3 on the standard scale], and any goods in respect of which the offence was committed shall be liable to forfeiture.

(5)This and the next following section shall be construed as one with [F33the M1Customs and Excise Management Act 1979].

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4 Customs and excise: alteration of rate of drawback where rate of duty altered by resolution having statutory effect.E+W+S+N.I.

Where the rate of any [F35duty of excise] is altered by any resolution of the House of Commons having statutory effect, and any Bill which has been introduced into the House to give effect to that resolution provides for an alteration of the rate of drawback to be allowed in respect of that duty, then, so long as the resolution continues to have statutory effect, drawback shall be allowed in accordance with the rate provided in the Bill, subject to any necessary adjustment in case the rate of drawback as enacted by Parliament differs from the rate provided in the Bill.

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5 House of Commons resolution giving provisional effect to motions affecting taxation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section shall apply if the House of Commons resolves that provisional statutory effect shall be given to one or more motions to be moved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or some other Minister, and which, if agreed to by the House, would be resolutions—

(a)to which statutory effect could be given under section 1 of this Act, or

(b)to which section 3 of this Act could be applied, F36. . .

F36(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, on the passing of the resolution under subsection (1) above, sections 1 to 3 of this Act [F37[F38and section 822 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988] (over-deductions from preference dividends before passing of annual Act)]shall apply as if each motion to which the resolution applies had then been agreed to by a resolution of the House.

(3)Subsection (2) above shall cease to apply to a motion if that motion, or a motion containing the same proposals with modifications, is not agreed to by a resolution of the House (in this section referred to as “a confirmatory resolution”) within the next ten days on which the House sits after the resolution under subsection (1) above is passed, and, if it ceases to apply, all such adjustments, whether by way of discharge or repayment of tax, or discharge of security, or otherwise, shall be made as may be necessary to restore the position to what it would have been if subsection (2) above had never applied to that motion, and to make good any deductions which have become unauthorised deductions.

(4)The enactments specified in subsection (2) above shall have effect as if—

(a)any confirmatory resolution passed within the said period of ten sitting days had been passed when the resolution under subsection (1) above was passed, and

(b)everything done in pursuance of the said subsection (2) by reference to the motion to which the confirmatory resolution relates had been done by reference to the confirmatory resolution,

but any necessary adjustments shall be made, whether by way of discharge or repayment of tax, or modification of the terms of any security, or further assessment, or otherwise, where the proposals in the confirmatory resolution are not the same as those in the original motion to which that resolution relates.

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F36S. 5(1)(c) and word "or" immediately preceding it repealed (27.7.1993 with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, ss. 205(6)(a)(7), 213, Sch. 23 Pt.VI.

F38Words in s. 5(2) substituted (27.7.1993 with application in relation to resolutions passed after that day) by 1993 c. 34, s. 205(6)(b)(7).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C8S. 5(3) modified (1.9.1994) by 1994 c. 23, ss. 90(1)(b), 101(1)

S. 5(3) modified (31.7.1998) by 1998 c. 36, s. 148(2)(b)

6 Short title, repeals and saving as respects Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

(2)The enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that Schedule.

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F39

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F39S. 6(3) repealed by Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C9The text of S. 6(2), Sch. is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Section 6.

SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. REPEALS.

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C10The text of S. 6(2), Sch. is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
3 & 4 Geo. 5. c.3The Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1913.The whole Act.
15 & 16 Geo. 6. & 1 Eliz. 2. c.44The Customs and Excise Act 1952.Sections 265 and 269.
5 & 6 Eliz. 2. c.49.The Finance Act 1957.Section 9.
1967 c.54.The Finance Act 1967.Sections 41, except subsection (5), and 42. In Schedule 16, Part IX.

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