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Inland Revenue Act 1880

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53Composition for stamp duty on transfers of debenture and other stocks of municipal corporations

(1) Where any debenture stock, corporation stock, municipal stock, or funded debt, by whatever name known, has been or shall be created and issued by the council of any city or municipal borough under the provisions of the Local Loans Act, 1875, or of any other Act, the Council may, with the sanction of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, agree with the Commissioners for the payment to them, by way of composition for the stamp duty on transfers of such stock, of a sum calculated (1) at the rate of one shilling and threepence for every full sum of ten pounds, and the like for every fraction of ten pounds of the nominal amount of such stock inscribed in the name of each and every stockholder at the date of the composition; with the addition (2), when the period within which the stock is to be redeemed or paid off, or during which annual or other payments in respect of the redemption or payment off of the same are required to be made, exceeds sixty years, but does not exceed one hundred years from that date, of threepence for every such ten pounds or fraction of ten pomids; and (3), if the said period exceeds one hundred years, or no period is fixed for such redemption or payment off, or no such annual or other payments are required to be made, with the addition of the said sum of threepence, and a further sum of threepence for every such ten pounds or fraction of ten pounds, and in consideration of such payment transfers of the stock in respect of which such composition has been paid shall be exempt from stamp duty.

(2)The provisions for composition contained in this section shall be substituted for any other enactments for a composition for the same duty, but shall not be applicable where any composition has been actually paid previously to the passing of this Act in respect of any stock then created and issued.

(3)Where any such stock as in this section mentioned is issued in lieu of mortgages or debentures on the issue of which stamp duty has been paid, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to reduce the amount of composition payable under this section by the amount of the stamp duty so paid or any part thereof.

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