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Finance Act 2012

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202Power to require notification of arrival of means of transport in UK

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In Schedule 11 to VATA 1994 (administration, collection and enforcement), in paragraph 2 (accounting for VAT and payment of VAT), after sub-paragraph (5) insert—

(5A)Regulations under this paragraph may make provision—

(a)for requiring the relevant person to give to the Commissioners such notification of the arrival in the United Kingdom of goods consisting of a means of transport, at such time and in such form and manner, as may be specified in the regulations or by the Commissioners in accordance with the regulations, and

(b)where notification of the arrival of a means of transport acquired from another member State, or imported from a place outside the member States, is required by virtue of paragraph (a), for requiring any VAT on the acquisition or importation to be paid at such time and in such manner as may be specified in the regulations.

(5B)The provision that may be made by regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (5A) includes—

(a)provision for a notification required by virtue of that sub-paragraph to contain such particulars relating to the notified arrival of the means of transport and any VAT chargeable on its acquisition or importation as may be specified in the regulations or by the Commissioners in accordance with the regulations,

(b)provision for such a notification to be given by a person who is not the relevant person and is so specified, or is of a description so specified,

(c)provision for such a notification to contain a declaration, given in such form and by such person as may be so specified, as to the information contained in the notification, and

(d)supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provision (including provision amending any provision made by or under this Act or any other enactment).

(5C)Subsection (3) of section 97 (orders subject to Commons approval) applies to a statutory instrument containing any regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (5A) which amend an enactment as it applies to an order within subsection (4) of that section.

(5D)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5A)—

  • “means of transport” has the same meaning as it has in this Act in the expression “new means of transport” (see section 95);

  • “relevant person”, in relation to the arrival of a means of transport in the United Kingdom, means—

    (a)

    where the means of transport has been acquired in the United Kingdom from another member State, the person who so acquires it,

    (b)

    where it has been imported from a place outside the member States, the person liable to pay VAT on the importation, and

    (c)

    in any other case—

    (i)

    the owner of the means of transport at the time of its arrival in the United Kingdom, or

    (ii)

    where it is subject to a lease or hire agreement, the lessee or hirer of the means of transport at that time.

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