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Finance Act 2008

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Amendments of HODA 1979

28After that section insert—

13ZARebate on certain heavy oil used for heating etc

(1)This section applies if, on the delivery of heavy oil (other than kerosene) upon which rebate at the rate mentioned in section 11(1)(c) would otherwise be allowed, it is intended to use the heavy oil—

(a)for heating, or

(b)as fuel for an engine.

(2)Rebate is to be allowed on the heavy oil at the rate mentioned in section 11(1)(a) (rather than at the rate mentioned in section 11(1)(c)).

(3)Nothing in this section applies in relation to heavy oil to which section 12(1) applies.

13ZBRestrictions on supply of certain heavy oil for heating etc

(1)If a person supplies relevant heavy oil, having reason to believe that it will be put to a particular use that is a prohibited use—

(a)the Commissioners may assess the amount specified in subsection (3) as being excise duty due from the person (and may notify the person or the person’s representative accordingly), and

(b)the supply of the heavy oil is conduct that attracts a penalty under section 9 of the Finance Act 1994 (civil penalties).

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a quantity of relevant heavy oil if (before the time of supply) the amount specified in subsection (3) has been paid to the Commissioners, in accordance with regulations, in respect of it.

(3)The amount is—

Q × RRFO

where—

  • Q is the quantity (in litres) of the relevant heavy oil, and

  • RRFO is the rate for rebated fuel oil at the time of payment.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) the rate for rebated fuel oil at any time is—

(a)the rate of duty under section 6(1A)(c) at that time, minus

(b)the rate of rebate allowable under section 11(1)(a) at that time.

(5)In this section—

  • “prohibited use” means—

    (a)

    use for heating, or

    (b)

    use as fuel for an engine (except where such use would amount to use as fuel for a road vehicle),

  • “regulations” means regulations under section 24(1) made for the purposes of this section, and

  • “relevant heavy oil” means heavy oil, other than kerosene, upon which rebate at the rate mentioned in section 11(1)(c) has been allowed.

(6)Nothing in this section applies to a person who supplies relevant heavy oil for re-processing.

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