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5(1)A registered person shall—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)keep such records and accounts and preserve them for such period as may be prescribed by regulations under this Schedule or as the Commissioners may direct either generally or in any particular case;
(b)if so required by or on behalf of the Commissioners, produce, at a time and place specified in the requirement, such records or accounts relating to the chargeable vehicles made or imported by him as may be so specified; and
(c)make such returns of the chargeable vehicles made or imported by him and of the amounts of tax for which he is accountable as may be so prescribed by regulations under this Schedule.
[F1(1A)The duties under sub-paragraph (1) above, except so far as arising by virtue of section 27(3) of the Finance Act 1989 (certificates), shall be limited as follows—
(a)the duty under paragraph (a) shall apply only to records and accounts relating to tax which has become due and vehicles on which tax has become due;
(b)the duty under paragraph (b) shall apply only to records and accounts relating to vehicles on which tax has become due;
(c)the duty under paragraph (c), so far as relating to returns of vehicles, shall apply only to returns of vehicles on which tax has become due.]
(2)A person who, in the course of a business carried on by him, has chargeable vehicles delivered to him on which tax [F2due] has not been paid shall—
(a)keep such records and preserve them for such periods as may be prescribed by regulations under this Schedule or as the Commissioners may direct either generally or in any particular case;
(b)if so required by or on behalf of the Commissioners, produce at a time and place specified in the requirement, such records relating to the vehicles as may be so specified; and
(c)make to the persons by whom the vehicles are sent such returns of the vehicles ceasing or treated as ceasing to be that person’s property as may be prescribed by regulations under this Schedule.
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