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Taxes Management Act 1970

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Income tax

71Bodies of persons

(1)Subject to Part XI of the principal Act (charge of corporation tax on companies), every body of persons shall be chargeable to income tax in like manner as any person is chargeable under the Income Tax Acts.

(2)Subject to section 108 of this Act, the chamberlain or other officer acting as treasurer, auditor or receiver for the time being of any body of persons chargeable to income tax shall be answerable for doing all such acts as are required to be done under the Income Tax Acts for the purpose of the assessment of the body and for payment of the tax.

(3)Every such officer as aforesaid may from time to time retain, out of any money coming into his hands on behalf of the body, so much thereof as is sufficient to pay the income tax charged upon the body, and shall be indemnified for all such payments made in pursuance of the Income Tax Acts.

72Trustees, guardians, etc. of incapacitated persons

(1)The trustee, guardian, tutor, curator or committee of any incapacitated person having the direction, control or management of the property or concern of any such person, whether such person resides in the United Kingdom or not, shall be assessable and chargeable to income tax in like manner and to the like amount as that person would be assessed and charged if he were not an incapacitated person.

(2)The person who is chargeable in respect of an incapacitated person shall be answerable for all matters required to be done under the Income Tax Acts for the purpose of assessment and payment of income tax.

(3)Any person who has been charged under the Income Tax Acts in respect of any incapacitated person as aforesaid may retain, out of money coming into his hands on behalf of any such person, so much thereof from time to time as is sufficient to pay the tax charged, and shall be indemnified for all such payments made in pursuance of the Income Tax Acts.

73Further provision as to infants

If a person chargeable to income tax is an infant, then his parent, guardian or tutor—

(a)shall be liable for the tax in default of payment by the infant, and

(b)on neglect or refusal of payment, may be proceeded against in like manner as any other defaulter, and

(c)if he makes such payment, shall be allowed all sums so paid in his accounts.

74Personal representatives

(1)If a person chargeable to income tax dies, the executor or administrator of the person deceased shall be liable for the tax chargeable on such deceased person, and may deduct any payments made under this section out of the assets and effects of the person deceased.

(2)On neglect or refusal of payment, any person liable under this section may be proceeded against in like manner as any other defaulter.

75Receivers appointed by a court

(1)A receiver appointed by any court in the United Kingdom which has the direction and control of any property in respect of which income tax is charged in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Acts shall be assessable and chargeable with the tax in like manner and to the like amount as would be assessed and charged if the property were not under the direction and control of the court.

(2)Every such receiver shall be answerable for doing all matters and things required to be done under the Income Tax Acts for the purpose of assessment and payment of income tax.

76Protection for certain trustees, agents and receivers

(1)A trustee who has authorised the receipt of profits arising from trust property by, or by the agent of, the person entitled thereto shall not, if—

(a)that person or agent actually received the profits under that authority, and

(b)the trustee makes a return, as required by section 13 of this Act, of the name, address and profits of that person,

be required to do any other act for the purpose of the assessment of that person to income tax.

(2)An agent or receiver of any person resident in the United Kingdom, other than an incapacitated person, shall not, if he makes a return, as required by section 13 of this Act, of the name, address and profits of that person, be required to do any other act for the purpose of the assessment of that person to income tax.

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