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13[F1(1)Where any person—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)fails to pay any general betting duty or pool betting duty payable by him, or
(b)contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of, or of any regulations made under, any of paragraphs 2, [F22A,] 4 and 6 to 10 above,
his failure to pay, contravention or failure to comply shall attract a penalty under section 9 of the Finance Act 1994 (civil penalties) which, in the case of a failure to pay, shall be calculated by reference to the amount of duty payable.
(2)Any such failure to pay as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) above shall also attract daily penalties.
(2A)Any person who obstructs any officer in the exercise of his functions in relation to general betting duty or pool betting duty shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a penalty of level 4 on the standard scale.]
(3)Any person who—
(a)in connection with general betting duty or pool betting duty, makes any statement which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly makes any statement which is false in a material particular . . . F3, or
[F4(aa)in that connection, with intent to deceive, produces or makes use of any book, account, record, return or other document which is false in a material particular, or]
(b)is knowingly concerned in, or in the taking of steps with a view to the fraudulent evasion by him or any other person of general betting duty or pool betting duty,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable—
(i)on summary conviction to a penalty of the prescribed sum or, if greater, treble the amount of the duty which is unpaid or payment of which is sought to be avoided, as the case may be, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both, or
(ii)on conviction on indictment to a penalty of any amount or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding [F5the maximum term] or to both.
[F6(4)In sub-paragraph (3) above, “the maximum term” means two years in the case of an offence under paragraph (a) and seven years in the case of an offence under paragraph (aa) or (b) of that sub-paragraph.]
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