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35After Schedule 1 to the Management Act there shall be inserted the following Schedule—

Schedule 1AU.K. Claims etc. not Included in Returns
PreliminaryU.K.

1In this Schedule—

  • claim” means a claim, election or notice as respects which this Schedule applies;

  • partnership claim” means a claim made in accordance with section 42(6)(b) of this Act;

  • profits” has the same meaning as in section 42 of this Act;

  • relevant partner”, in relation to a partnership claim, means any person who was a partner at any time during the period in respect of which the claim is made;

  • successor”, in relation to a person who—

    (a)

    has made a partnership claim, but

    (b)

    is no longer a partner or is otherwise no longer available,

    means such other partner who may at any time be nominated for the purposes of this paragraph by the majority of the partners at that time, and “predecessor” and “successor”, in relation to a person so nominated, shall be construed accordingly.

Making of claimsU.K.

2(1)Subject to any provision in the Taxes Acts for a claim to be made to the Board, every claim shall be made to an officer of the Board.

(2)No claim requiring the repayment of tax shall be made unless the claimant has documentary proof that the tax has been paid by deduction or otherwise.

(3)A claim shall be made in such form as the Board may determine.

(4)The form of claim shall provide for a declaration to the effect that all the particulars given in the form are correctly stated to the best of the information and belief of the person making the claim.

(5)The form of claim may require—

(a)a statement of the amount of tax which will be required to be discharged or repaid in order to give effect to the claim;

(b)a return of profits to be made in support of the claim; and

(c)any such particulars of assets acquired as may be required in a return by virtue of section 12 of this Act.

(6)In the case of a claim made by or on behalf of a person who is not resident, or who claims to be not resident or not ordinarily resident or not domiciled, in the United Kingdom, an officer of the Board or the Board may require a statement or declaration in support of the claim to be made by affidavit.

Amendments of claimsU.K.

3(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below—

(a)at any time before the end of the period of nine months beginning with the day on which a claim is made, an officer of the Board may by notice to the claimant so amend the claim as to correct any obvious errors or mistakes in the return (whether errors of principle, arithmetical mistakes or otherwise); and

(b)at any time before the end of the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which the claim is made, the claimant may amend his claim by notice to an officer of the Board.

(2)No amendment of a claim may be made under sub-paragraph (1) above at any time during the period—

(a)beginning with the day on which an officer of the Board gives notice of his intention to enquire into the claim, and

(b)ending with the day on which the officer’s enquiries into the claim are completed.

Giving effect to claims and amendmentsU.K.

4(1)An officer of the Board or the Board shall, as soon as practicable after a claim other than a partnership claim is made, or such a claim is amended under paragraph 3 above, give effect to the claim or amendment by discharge or repayment of tax.

(2)An officer of the Board or the Board shall, as soon as practicable after a partnership claim is made, or such a claim is amended under paragraph 3 above, give effect to the claim or amendment, as respects each of the relevant partners, by discharge or repayment of tax.

Power to enquire into claimsU.K.

5(1)An officer of the Board may enquire into—

(a)a claim made by any person, or

(b)any amendment made by any person of a claim made by him,

if, before the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) below, he gives notice in writing of his intention to do so to that person or, in the case of a partnership claim, any successor of that person.

(2)The period referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above is the period ending with the quarter day next following the first anniversary of the day on which the claim or amendment was made; and the quarter days for the purposes of this subsection are 31st January, 30th April, 31st July and 31st October.

(3)A claim or amendment which has been enquired into under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be the subject of a further notice under that sub-paragraph.

Power to call for documents for purposes of enquiriesU.K.

6(1)This paragraph applies where an officer of the Board gives notice under paragraph 5 above to any person (the claimant) of his intention to enquire into—

(a)a claim made by the claimant, or

(b)any amendment made by the claimant of such a claim.

(2)For the purpose of enquiring into the claim or amendment, the officer may at the same or any subsequent time by notice in writing require the claimant, within such time (which shall not be less than 30 days) as may be specified in the notice—

(a)to produce to the officer such documents as are in the claimant’s possession or power and as the officer may reasonably require for the purpose of determining whether and, if so, the extent to which the claim or amendment is incorrect, and

(b)to furnish the officer with such accounts or particulars as he may reasonably require for that purpose.

(3)Subsections (3) to (11) of section 19A of this Act apply for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of that section; and those subsections as so applied shall have effect as if any reference to subsection (2) of that section were a reference to sub-paragraph (2) above.

(4)Where this paragraph applies in relation to a partnership claim, any reference in this paragraph to the claimant includes a reference to any predecessor or successor of his.

Amendments of claims where enquiries madeU.K.

7(1)This paragraph applies where an officer of the Board gives notice under paragraph 5(1) above to any person (the claimant) of his intention to enquire into—

(a)a claim made by the claimant, or

(b)any amendment made by the claimant of such a claim.

(2)At any time in the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the officer’s enquiries are completed, the claimant may so amend his claim—

(a)as to eliminate or make good any excess or deficiency which, on the basis of the conclusions stated in the officer’s notice under sub-paragraph (4) below, is an excess or deficiency which could be made good or eliminated under sub-paragraph (3) below; or

(b)as to give effect to any amendments to the claim which he has notified to the officer.

(3)If, at any time in the period of 30 days beginning immediately after the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) above, the officer is of opinion that—

(a)the claimant’s claim is excessive or insufficient, and

(b)in a case falling within sub-paragraph (1)(b) above, the excess or deficiency is attributable (wholly or partly) to the claimant’s amendment,

the officer may by notice to the claimant so amend the claim as to eliminate or make good the excess or deficiency or, where paragraph (b) above applies, so much of the excess or deficiency as is so attributable.

(4)Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, the officer’s enquiries shall be treated as completed at such time as he by notice—

(a)informs the claimant that he has completed his enquiries, and

(b)states his conclusions as to the amount which should be the amount of the claimant’s claim.

(5)Subsections (6) and (7) of section 28A of this Act apply for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) above as they apply for the purposes of subsection (5) of that section.

(6)Where this paragraph applies in relation to a partnership claim, any reference in this paragraph to the claimant includes a reference to any predecessor or successor of his.

Giving effect to such amendmentsU.K.

8(1)An officer of the Board or the Board shall, within 30 days of a claim other than a partnership claim being amended under paragraph 7(2) or (3) above, give effect to the amendment by making such adjustment as may be necessary, whether—

(a)by way of assessment on the claimant, or

(b)by discharge of tax or, on proof to the satisfaction of the officer or the Board that any tax has been paid by the claimant by deduction or otherwise, by repayment of tax.

(2)An officer of the Board or the Board shall, within 30 days of a partnership claim being amended under paragraph 7(2) or (3) above, give effect to the amendment, as respects each of the relevant partners, by making such adjustment as may be necessary, whether—

(a)by way of assessment on the partner, or

(b)by discharge of tax or, on proof to the satisfaction of the officer or the Board that any tax has been paid by the partner by deduction or otherwise, by repayment of tax.

(3)An assessment made under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above shall not be out of time if it is made within the time mentioned in that sub-paragraph.

Appeals against such amendmentsU.K.

9(1)An appeal may be brought against an amendment made under paragraph 7(3) above by giving written notice to the officer within 30 days of the amendment being made.

(2)Where, in the case of such an appeal, the issues arising include—

(a)any question arising under section 278 of the principal Act (personal reliefs for non-residents);

(b)any question of residence, ordinary residence or domicile; or

(c)the question whether a fund is one to which section 615(3) of that Act applies (pension funds for service abroad),

the time for bringing the appeal shall be three months from the making of the amendment under paragraph 7(3) above.

(3)On an appeal under this paragraph, the Commissioners may vary the amendment appealed against whether or not the variation is to the advantage of the appellant.

(4)Where an amendment made under paragraph 7(3) above is varied, whether by the Commissioners or by the order of any court, paragraph 8 above shall (with the necessary modifications) apply in relation to the variation as it applied in relation to the amendment.

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