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Exchequer Court (Scotland) Act 1856

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12. Succession Duty.—(Heritable Property.)

I, the Eight Honourable A. B., Her Majesty's Advocate, on the Behalf of Her Majesty, inform the Court, That A. [design him] became beneficially entitled upon the Death of B., on the _________ Day of ______________ in the Year ________, to certain Heritable or Real Property, situated in the County of ____________, in Possession, or to the Receipt of the Income or Profits thereof, for a Period not less than the Residue of his Life : That the annual Value, after Allowance of all necessary Outgoings of the said Property, was £ ________: That the Value of the said Succession, in Terms of the Statute 16& 17 Vict. Cap. 51., amounted to the Sum of £_______ , and the Duty payable thereon to the Sum of £ _______: That the said Duty was payable by Eight Half-yearly Instalments, and the Periods when the First and Second Half-yearly Instalments of the same were payable are past, and the said Instalments have not been paid to Her Majesty : That the said Instalments of Duty were finally ascertained on the ___________ Day of ___________ ; and the said A. has wilfully neglected to pay the same within Twenty-one Days from the said Date when such Duty was so ascertained. Contrary to the Statute 16 & 17 Vict. Cap. 51. Whereby the said A. became indebted to Her Majesty in the Sum of £________ , being the Amount of the said First and Second Instalments of Succession Duty; and liable to pay to Her Majesty the Sum of £_________ of Penalty, for Neglect as aforesaid of Payment of said Instalments, and a like Sum of £_______ for every Month after the First Month during which such Neglect has continued and shall continue.

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