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2(1)Without prejudice to paragraph 1 above, if the Commissioners make a direction under this paragraph, the persons named in the direction shall be treated as a single taxable person carrying on the activities of a business described in the direction and that taxable person shall be liable to be registered under this Schedule with effect from the date of the direction or, if the direction so provides, from such later date as may be specified therein.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)The Commissioners shall not make a direction under this paragraph naming any person unless they are satisfied—
(a)that he is making or has made taxable supplies; and
(b)that the activities in the course of which he makes or made those taxable supplies form only part of certain activities F1. . ., the other activities being carried on concurrently or previously (or both) by one or more other persons; and
(c)that, if all the taxable supplies of [F2thebusiness described in the direction] were taken into account, a person carrying on that business would at the time of the direction be liable to be registered by virtue of paragraph 1 above; F3. . .
F3(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(3)A direction made under this paragraph shall be served on each of the persons named in it.
(4)Where, after a direction has been given under this paragraph specifying a description of business, it appears to the Commissioners that a person who was not named in that direction is making taxable supplies in the course of activities which should F4. . . be regarded as part of the activities of that business, the Commissioners may make and serve on him a supplementary direction referring to the earlier direction and the description of business specified in it and adding that person’s name to those of the persons named in the earlier direction with effect from—
(a)the date on which he began to make those taxable supplies, or
(b)if it was later, the date with effect from which the single taxable person referred to in the earlier direction became liable to be registered under this Schedule.
(5)If, immediately before a direction (including a supplementary direction) is made under this paragraph, any person named in the direction is registered in respect of the taxable supplies made by him as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, he shall cease to be liable to be so registered with effect from whichever is the later of—
(a)the date with effect from which the single taxable person concerned became liable to be registered; and
(b)the date of the direction.
(6)In relation to a business specified in a direction under this paragraph, the persons named in the direction, together with any person named in a supplementary direction relating to that business (being the persons who together are to be treated as the taxable person), are in sub-paragraphs (7) and (8) below referred to as “the constituent members”.
(7)Where a direction is made under this paragraph then, for the purposes of this Act—
(a)the taxable person carrying on the business specified in the direction shall be registerable in such name as the persons named in the direction may jointly nominate by notice in writing given to the Commissioners not later than 14 days after the date of the direction or, in default of such a nomination, in such name as may be specified in the direction;
(b)any supply of goods or services by or to one of the constituent members in the course of the activities of the taxable person shall be treated as a supply by or to that person;
(c)any acquisition of goods from another member State by one of the constituent members in the course of the activities of the taxable person shall be treated as an acquisition by that person;
(d)each of the constituent members shall be jointly and severally liable for any VAT due from the taxable person;
(e)without prejudice to paragraph (d) above, any failure by the taxable person to comply with any requirement imposed by or under this Act shall be treated as a failure by each of the constituent members severally; and
(f)subject to paragraphs (a) to (e) above, the constituent members shall be treated as a partnership carrying on the business of the taxable person and any question as to the scope of the activities of that business at any time shall be determined accordingly.
(8)If it appears to the Commissioners that any person who is one of the constituent members should no longer be regarded as such for the purposes of paragraphs (d) and (e) of sub-paragraph (7) above and they give notice to that effect, he shall not have any liability by virtue of those paragraphs for anything done after the date specified in that notice and, accordingly, on that date he shall be treated as having ceased to be a member of the partnership referred to in paragraph (f) of that sub-paragraph.
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