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Forms of accelerated payment

223Effect of notice given while tax enquiry is in progress

(1)This section applies where an accelerated payment notice is given by virtue of section 219(2)(a) (notice given while a tax enquiry is in progress) (and not withdrawn).

(2)P must make a payment (“the accelerated payment”) to HMRC of the amount specified in the notice in accordance with section 220(2)(b).

(3)The accelerated payment is to be treated as a payment on account of the understated tax (see section 220).

(4)The accelerated payment must be made before the end of the payment period.

(5)“The payment period” means—

(a)if P made no representations under section 222, the period of 90 days beginning with the day on which the accelerated payment notice is given, and

(b)if P made such representations, whichever of the following periods ends later—

(i)the 90 day period mentioned in paragraph (a);

(ii)the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which P is notified under section 222 of HMRC’s determination.

(6)But where the understated tax would be payable by instalments by virtue of an election made under section 227 of IHTA 1984, to the extent that the accelerated payment relates to tax payable by an instalment which falls to be paid at a time after the payment period, the accelerated payment must be made no later than that time.

(7)If P pays any part of the understated tax before the accelerated payment in respect of it, the accelerated payment is treated to that extent as having been paid at the same time.

(8)Any tax enactment which relates to the recovery of a relevant tax applies to an amount to be paid on account of the relevant tax under this section in the same manner as it applies to an amount of the relevant tax.

(9)“Tax enactment” means provisions of or made under—

(a)the Tax Acts,

(b)any enactment relating to capital gains tax,

(c)IHTA 1984 or any other enactment relating to inheritance tax,

(d)Part 4 of FA 2003 or any other enactment relating to stamp duty land tax, or

(e)Part 3 of FA 2013 or any other enactment relating to annual tax on enveloped dwellings.

224Restriction on powers to postpone tax payments pending initial appeal

(1)In section 55 of TMA 1970 (recovery of tax not postponed), after subsection (8A) insert—

(8B)Subsections (8C) and (8D) apply where a person has been given an accelerated payment notice or partner payment notice under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2014 and that notice has not been withdrawn.

(8C)Nothing in this section enables the postponement of the payment of (as the case may be)—

(a)the understated tax to which the payment specified in the notice under section 220(2)(b) of that Act relates,

(b)the disputed tax specified in the notice under section 221(2)(b) of that Act, or

(c)the understated partner tax to which the payment specified in the notice under paragraph 4(1)(b) of Schedule 32 to that Act relates.

(8D)Accordingly, if the payment of an amount of tax within subsection (8C)(b) is postponed by virtue of this section immediately before the accelerated payment notice is given, it ceases to be so postponed with effect from the time that notice is given, and the tax is due and payable—

(a)if no representations were made under section 222 of that Act in respect of the notice, on or before the last day of the period of 90 days beginning with the day the notice or partner payment notice is given, and

(b)if representations were so made, on or before whichever is later of—

(i)the last day of the 90 day period mentioned in paragraph (a), and

(ii)the last day of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which HMRC’s determination in respect of those representations is notified under section 222 of that Act.

(2)In section 242 of IHTA 1984 (recovery of tax), after subsection (3) insert—

(4)Where a person has been given an accelerated payment notice under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2014 and that notice has not been withdrawn, nothing in this section prevents legal proceedings being taken for the recovery of (as the case may be)—

(a)the understated tax to which the payment specified in the notice under section 220(2)(b) of that Act relates, or

(b)the disputed tax specified in the notice under section 221(2)(b) of that Act.

(3)In Schedule 10 to FA 2003 (SDLT: returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals), in paragraph 39 (direction by the tribunal to postpone payment), after sub-paragraph (8) insert—

(9)Sub-paragraphs (10) and (11) apply where a person has been given an accelerated payment notice under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2014 and that notice has not been withdrawn.

(10)Nothing in this paragraph enables the postponement of the payment of (as the case may be)—

(a)the understated tax to which the payment specified in the notice under section 220(2)(b) of that Act relates, or

(b)the disputed tax specified in the notice under section 221(2)(b) of that Act.

(11)Accordingly, if the payment of an amount of tax within sub-paragraph (10)(b) is postponed by virtue of this paragraph immediately before the accelerated payment notice is given, it ceases to be so postponed with effect from the time that notice is given, and the tax is due and payable—

(a)if no representations were made under section 222 of that Act in respect of the notice, on or before the last day of the period of 90 days beginning with the day the notice is given, and

(b)if representations were so made, on or before whichever is later of—

(i)the last day of the 90 day period mentioned in paragraph (a), and

(ii)the last day of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which HMRC’s determination in respect of those representations is notified under section 222 of that Act.

(4)In paragraph 40 of that Schedule (agreement to postpone payment of tax), after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(4)Sub-paragraphs (9) to (11) of paragraph 39 apply for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of paragraph 39.

(5)In Schedule 33 to FA 2013 (annual tax on enveloped dwellings: returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals), in paragraph 48 (application for payment of tax to be postponed), after sub-paragraph (8) insert—

(8A)Sub-paragraphs (8B) and (8C) apply where a person has been given an accelerated payment notice under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of FA 2014 and that notice has not been withdrawn.

(8B)Nothing in this paragraph enables the postponement of the payment of (as the case may be)—

(a)the understated tax to which the payment specified in the notice under section 220(2)(b) of that Act relates, or

(b)the disputed tax specified in the notice under section 221(2)(b) of that Act.

(8C)Accordingly, if the payment of an amount of tax within sub-paragraph (8B)(b) is postponed by virtue of this paragraph immediately before the accelerated payment notice is given, it ceases to be so postponed with effect from the time that notice is given, and the tax is due and payable—

(a)if no representations were made under section 222 of that Act in respect of the notice, on or before the last day of the period of 90 days beginning with the day the notice is given, and

(b)if representations were so made, on or before whichever is later of—

(i)the last day of the 90 day period mentioned in paragraph (a), and

(ii)the last day of the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which HMRC’s determination in respect of those representations is notified under section 222 of that Act.

(6)In paragraph 49 of that Schedule (agreement to postpone payment of tax), after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(4)Sub-paragraphs (8A) to (8C) of paragraph 48 apply for the purposes of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of paragraph 48.

225Protection of the revenue pending further appeals

(1)In section 56 of TMA 1970 (payment of tax where there is a further appeal), after subsection (3) insert—

(4)Subsection (5) applies where—

(a)an accelerated payment notice or partner payment notice has been given to a party to the appeal under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2014 (and not withdrawn), and

(b)the assessment has effect, or partly has effect, to counteract the whole or part of the asserted advantage (within the meaning of section 219(3) of that Act) by reason of which the notice was given.

(5)If, on the application of HMRC, the relevant court or tribunal considers it necessary for the protection of the revenue, it may direct that subsection (2) does not apply so far as the tax relates to the counteraction of the whole or part of the asserted advantage, and—

(a)give permission to withhold all or part of any repayment, or

(b)require the provision of adequate security before repayment is made.

(6)“Relevant court or tribunal” means the tribunal or court from which permission or leave to appeal is sought.

(2)In Schedule 10 to FA 2003 (SDLT: returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals), in paragraph 43 (payment of stamp duty land tax where there is a further appeal), after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where—

(a)an accelerated payment notice has been given to a party to the appeal under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2014 (and not withdrawn), and

(b)the assessment to which the appeal relates has effect, or partly has effect, to counteract the whole or part of the asserted advantage (within the meaning of section 219(3) of that Act) by reason of which the notice was given.

(4)If, on the application of HMRC, the relevant court or tribunal considers it necessary for the protection of the revenue, it may direct that sub-paragraph (1) does not apply so far as the stamp duty land tax relates to the counteraction of the whole or part of the asserted advantage, and—

(a)give permission to withhold all or part of any repayment, or

(b)require the provision of adequate security before repayment is made.

(5)“Relevant court or tribunal” means the tribunal or court from which permission or leave to appeal is sought.

(3)In Schedule 33 to FA 2013 (annual tax on enveloped dwellings: returns, enquiries, assessments and appeals), in paragraph 53 (payment of tax where there is a further appeal), after sub-paragraph (2) insert—

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where—

(a)an accelerated payment notice has been given to a party to the appeal under Chapter 3 of Part 4 of FA 2014 (and not withdrawn), and

(b)the assessment to which the appeal relates has effect, or partly has effect, to counteract the whole or part of the asserted advantage (within the meaning of section 219(3) of that Act) by reason of which the notice was given.

(4)If, on the application of HMRC, the relevant court or tribunal considers it necessary for the protection of the revenue, it may direct that sub-paragraph (1) does not apply so far as the tax relates to the counteraction of the whole or part of the asserted advantage, and—

(a)give permission to withhold all or part of any repayment, or

(b)require the provision of adequate security before repayment is made.

(5)“Relevant court or tribunal” means the tribunal or court from which permission or leave to appeal is sought.

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