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Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Stamp duty land tax

1Part 4 of FA 2003 (stamp duty land tax) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

New provisions relating to overpaid taxE+W+S+N.I.

2In Schedule 10 (returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals), for paragraph 34 and the italic heading preceding it substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

Claim for relief for overpaid tax etcE+W+S+N.I.

34(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)a person has paid an amount by way of tax but believes that the tax was not due, or

(b)a person has been assessed as liable to pay an amount by way of tax, or there has been a determination to that effect, but the person believes that the tax is not due.

(2)The person may make a claim to the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for repayment or discharge of the amount.

(3)Paragraph 34A makes provision about cases in which the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs are not liable to give effect to a claim under this paragraph.

(4)The following make further provision about making and giving effect to claims under this paragraph—

(a)paragraphs 34B to 34D, and

(b)Schedule 11A.

(5)Paragraph 34E makes provision about the application of this paragraph and paragraphs 34A to 34D to amounts paid under contract settlements.

(6)The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs are not liable to give relief in respect of a case described in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) except as provided—

(a)by this Schedule and Schedule 11A (following a claim under this paragraph), or

(b)by or under another provision of this Part of this Act.

(7)For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraphs 34A to 34E, an amount paid by one person on behalf of another is treated as paid by the other person.

Cases in which Commissioners not liable to give effect to a claimE+W+S+N.I.

34A(1)The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs are not liable to give effect to a claim under paragraph 34 if or to the extent that the claim falls within a case described in this paragraph.

(2)Case A is where the amount paid, or liable to be paid, is excessive by reason of—

(a)a mistake in a claim or election, or

(b)a mistake consisting of making or giving, or failing to make or give, a claim or election.

(3)Case B is where the claimant is or will be able to seek relief by taking other steps under this Part of this Act.

(4)Case C is where the claimant—

(a)could have sought relief by taking such steps within a period that has now expired, and

(b)knew, or ought reasonably to have known, before the end of that period that such relief was available.

(5)Case D is where the claim is made on grounds that—

(a)have been put to a court or tribunal in the course of an appeal by the claimant relating to the amount paid or liable to be paid, or

(b)have been put to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in the course of an appeal by the claimant relating to that amount that is treated as having been determined by a tribunal (by virtue of paragraph 37 (settling of appeals by agreement)).

(6)Case E is where the claimant knew, or ought reasonably to have known, of the grounds for the claim before the latest of the following—

(a)the date on which an appeal by the claimant relating to the amount paid, or liable to be paid, in the course of which the ground could have been put forward (a “relevant appeal”) was determined by a court or tribunal (or is treated as having been so determined),

(b)the date on which the claimant withdrew a relevant appeal to a court or tribunal, and

(c)the end of the period in which the claimant was entitled to make a relevant appeal to a court or tribunal.

(7)Case F is where the amount in question was paid or is liable to be paid—

(a)in consequence of proceedings enforcing the payment of that amount brought against the claimant by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, or

(b)in accordance with an agreement between the claimant and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs settling such proceedings.

(8)Case G is where—

(a)the amount paid, or liable to be paid, is excessive by reason of a mistake in calculating the claimant's liability to tax, and

(b)liability was calculated in accordance with the practice generally prevailing at the time.

Making a claimE+W+S+N.I.

34B(1)A claim under paragraph 34 may not be made more than 4 years after the effective date of the transaction.

(2)A claim under paragraph 34 may not be made by being included in a land transaction return.

The claimant: partnershipsE+W+S+N.I.

34C(1)This paragraph applies where an amount is paid, or is liable to be paid, in respect of a land transaction entered into as purchaser by or on behalf of the members of a partnership (within the meaning of Schedule 15).

(2)Paragraphs 6 and 8 of Schedule 15 do not apply to a claim under paragraph 34 in respect of the amount.

(3)A claim under paragraph 34 in respect of the amount—

(a)may be made by a relevant person who has been nominated to make the claim by all of the relevant persons, and

(b)may not be made by any other person.

(4)In relation to such a claim, references in paragraph 34A to the claimant are to any of the relevant persons.

(5)The relevant persons are—

(a)any person who was a partner in the partnership at the effective date of the transaction, and

(b)the personal representative of such a person.

Assessment of claimant in connection with claimE+W+S+N.I.

34D(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)a claim is made under paragraph 34,

(b)the grounds for giving effect to the claim also provide grounds for a discovery assessment on the claimant in respect of any land transaction, and

(c)such an assessment could be made but for a relevant restriction.

(2)The reference to the claimant in subsection (1)(b) includes—

(a)in relation to a claim for an amount paid or liable to be paid in respect of a land transaction entered into as purchaser by or on behalf of the members of a partnership (within the meaning of Schedule 15), a responsible partner within the meaning of paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 15;

(b)in relation to a claim for an amount paid or liable to be paid in respect of a land transaction entered into by trustees of a settlement (within the meaning of Schedule 16), a responsible trustee within the meaning of paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 16.

(3)The following are relevant restrictions—

(a)the restrictions in paragraph 30, and

(b)the expiry of a time limit for making a discovery assessment.

(4)Where this paragraph applies—

(a)the relevant restrictions are to be disregarded, and

(b)the discovery assessment is not out of time if it is made before the final determination of the claim.

(5)A claim is not finally determined until it, or the amount to which it relates, can no longer be varied (whether on appeal or otherwise).

Contract settlementsE+W+S+N.I.

34E(1)In paragraph 34(1)(a) the reference to an amount paid by a person by way of tax includes an amount paid by a person under a contract settlement in connection with tax believed to be due.

(2)Sub-paragraphs (3) to (6) apply if the person who paid the amount under the contract settlement (“the payer”) and the person from whom the tax was due (“the taxpayer”) are not the same person.

(3)In relation to a claim under paragraph 34 in respect of that amount—

(a)the references to the claimant in paragraph 34A(5) to (7) (Cases D, E and F) have effect as if they included the taxpayer,

(b)the reference to the claimant in paragraph 34A(8) (Case G) has effect as if it were a reference to the taxpayer,

(c)the reference to the claimant in paragraph 34D(1)(b) has effect as if it were a reference to the taxpayer, and

(d)references to tax in Schedule 11A (as it applies to a claim under paragraph 34) include such an amount.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies where the grounds for giving effect to a claim by the payer in respect of the amount also provide grounds for a discovery assessment on the taxpayer in respect of any land transaction.

(5)The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs may set any amount repayable to the payer by virtue of the claim against any amount payable by the taxpayer by virtue of the assessment.

(6)The obligations of the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and the taxpayer are discharged to the extent of any set-off under sub-paragraph (5).

(7)Contract settlement” means an agreement made in connection with any person's liability to make a payment to the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs under or by virtue of an enactment.

Consequential amendmentsE+W+S+N.I.

3In section 113 (functions conferred on “the Inland Revenue”), omit subsection (3)(b)(ii).E+W+S+N.I.

4(1)Schedule 10 (returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the heading at the beginning of Part 6, after “Relief in the case of” insert overpaid tax or.

(3)In paragraph 45(1) (determination of market value by relevant tribunal), for “paragraphs 34(6) or” substitute “ paragraph ”.

5In Schedule 11A (claims not included in returns etc), in paragraph 14(5) (application of provisions of Schedule 10)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)for “and 44” substitute “ , 44 and 45 ”, and

(b)omit “(settling of appeals by agreement)”.

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