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Finance Act 1995

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73Regulations

(1)The Treasury may by regulations make such provision as they may consider appropriate for—

(a)giving effect to any relief for which provision is made by Schedule 15B to the Taxes Act 1988 or section 151A of, and Schedule 5C to, the [1992 c. 12.] Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992; and

(b)preventing such relief from being given except where a claim is made in accordance with the regulations and where such other requirements as may be imposed by the regulations have been complied with.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under this section may make provision—

(a)as to the making of applications for approvals under section 842AA of the Taxes Act 1988 and otherwise as to the procedure in relation to any such applications and the giving of such approvals;

(b)as to the procedure to be followed in connection with the withdrawal of any such approval;

(c)as to the manner in which, and the persons by whom, relief is to be claimed;

(d)as to the obligations of a company which is a venture capital trust if it should appear to the company that the conditions for it to continue to be approved as such a trust are not satisfied;

(e)as to the accounts, records, returns and other information to be kept, and furnished or otherwise made available to the Board, by companies which are or have been venture capital trusts and by persons who hold or have held shares in such companies; and

(f)as to the persons liable to account for any tax becoming due where the approval of a company as a venture capital trust is withdrawn.

(3)Regulations under this section may make provision, in relation to tax credits to which any persons are entitled in respect of distributions of venture capital trusts—

(a)for the credits not to be set against income tax but to be claimed by and paid to the trusts; and

(b)for amounts equal to the credits to be paid by the trusts to the persons who receive or are entitled to receive the distributions;

and any such regulations may provide for sections 234 and 252 of the Taxes Act 1988 (information relating to distributions and rectification of excessive tax credit) to have effect, in relation to the distributions of venture capital trusts or, as the case may be, any provision made by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) above, with such modifications as may be specified in the regulations.

(4)Regulations under this section may apply the following provisions of the Management Act, as they have effect in the case of repayments in respect of income tax, in relation to cases where amounts are paid to any person in pursuance of regulations made by virtue of subsection (3) above, that is to say—

(a)section 29(3)(c) (excessive relief);

(b)section 30 (tax repaid in error);

(c)section 88 (interest); and

(d)section 95 (incorrect return or accounts).

(5)In the Table in section 98 of the Management Act (penalties in respect of certain information provisions), at the end of the entries in the second column there shall be inserted the following entry— regulations under section 73 of the Finance Act 1995;

(6)In this section “venture capital trust” has the meaning given by section 842AA of the Taxes Act 1988.

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