Section 787: Recovery of tax: certificates of tax paid etc
2310.This section deals with certificates of tax paid for the purposes of section 786(3). It is based on section 777(8) of ICTA.
2311.Section 777(8) of ICTA provides that the certificate is to be furnished by “the Board or an inspector”. In 1969, when this legislation was introduced, section 5 of the Income Tax Management Act 1964 provided that all assessments to income tax at the standard rate were to be made by an inspector and all assessments to surtax were to be made by the Board. A consequential amendment to the reference to “the Board” in section 777(8) appears to have been missed on the abolition of surtax. This section therefore now omits the reference to “the Board” as redundant and, following section 7 of CRCA, refers to “an officer of Revenue and Customs” rather than “an inspector”.
2312.Subsection (3) gives a signpost to section 944 in Part 15 (Deduction of tax at source) which rewrites section 777(9) of ICTA.