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Value Added Tax Act 1994

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1(1)Where, in the case of the acquisition of any goods from another member State—

(a)the relevant transaction is for a consideration in money;

(b)the value of the relevant transaction is (apart from this paragraph) less than the transaction’s open market value;

(c)the supplier and the person who acquires the goods are connected; and

(d)that person is not entitled under sections 25 and 26 to credit for all the VAT on the acquisition,

the Commissioners may direct that the value of the relevant transaction shall be taken to be its open market value.

(2)A direction under this paragraph shall be given by notice in writing to the person by whom the acquisition in question is made; but no direction may be given more than 3 years after the relevant time.

(3)A direction given to a person under this paragraph in respect of a transaction may include a direction that the value of any transaction—

(a)in pursuance of which goods are acquired by him from another member State after the giving of the notice, or after such later date as may be specified in the notice; and

(b)as to which the conditions in paragraphs (a) to (d) of sub-paragraph (1) above are satisfied,

shall be taken to be its open market value.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph the open market value of a transaction in pursuance of which goods are acquired from another member State shall be taken to be the amount which would fall to be taken as its value under section 20(3) if it were for such consideration in money as would be payable by a person standing in no such relationship with any person as would affect that consideration.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph any question whether a person is connected with another shall be determined in accordance with section 839 of the Taxes Act.

(6)A direction under this paragraph may be varied or withdrawn by the Commissioners by a further direction given by notice in writing.

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