Income Tax Act 2007 Explanatory Notes

Section 862: Inspection of declarations

2612.This section gives an officer of Revenue and Customs power to inspect any declarations which have been made to the deposit-taker or building society. It is based on section 482(3) and (4) of ICTA and regulation 11(5) and (6) of the building society regulations.

2613.Regulation 8 of the Income Tax (Deposit-takers) (Non-residents) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/14) and regulation 11(7) of the building society regulations provide a two year time limit for the retention of declarations.

2614.For deposit-takers, this section is a minor change in law, as the source legislation in section 482(3) of ICTA does not give flexibility in the selection of declarations to be inspected: it is all or none. See Change 132 in Annex 1.

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