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Finance Act 2001

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Assessments to penalty interest on unpaid penalties

7(1)Where a person is liable for interest under paragraph 5 above, the Commissioners may assess the amount due by way of interest and notify it to him accordingly.

(2)If, where an assessment has been notified to any person under sub-paragraph (1) above or this sub-paragraph, it appears to the Commissioners that the amount which ought to have been assessed exceeds the amount that has already been assessed, the Commissioners may make a supplementary assessment of the amount of the excess and notify that person accordingly.

(3)Where an amount has been assessed and notified to any person under this paragraph, it shall be recoverable as if it were aggregates levy due from him.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) above—

(a)shall not apply so as to require any interest to be payable on interest (except in so far as it falls to be compounded in accordance with paragraph 5(3) above); and

(b)shall not have effect if, or to the extent that, the assessment in question has been withdrawn or reduced.

(5)Paragraph 4 above shall apply in relation to assessments under this paragraph as if any assessment to interest on a penalty were an assessment under paragraph 2 above to the penalty in question.

(6)Subject to sub-paragraph (7) below, where a person—

(a)is assessed under this paragraph to an amount due by way of any interest on a penalty, and

(b)is also assessed under any one or more provisions of Schedule 5 to this Act for the accounting period to which the conduct attracting the penalty is referable,

the assessments may be combined and notified to him as one assessment.

(7)A notice of a combined assessment under sub-paragraph (6) above must separately identify the interest being assessed.

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