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The Transfer of Tribunal Functions and Revenue and Customs Appeals Order 2009

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Finance Act 1994

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203.—(1) Section 16 (appeals to a tribunal)(1) is amended as follows.

(2) For subsection (1) substitute—

(1) An appeal against a decision on a review under section 15 (not including a deemed confirmation under section 15(2)) may be made to an appeal tribunal within the period of 30 days beginning with the date of the document notifying the decision to which the appeal relates.

(1A) An appeal against a deemed confirmation under section 15(2) may be made to an appeal tribunal within the period of 75 days beginning with the date on which the review was required.

(1B) Subject to subsections (1C) to (1E), an appeal against a relevant decision (other than any relevant decision falling within subsection (1) or (1A)) may be made to an appeal tribunal within the period of 30 days beginning with—

(a)in a case where P is the appellant, the date of the document notifying P of the decision to which the appeal relates, or

(b)in a case where a person other than P is the appellant, the date the other person becomes aware of the decision, or

(c)if later, the end of the relevant period (within the meaning of section 15D).

(1C) In a case where HMRC are required to undertake a review under section 15C—

(a)an appeal may not be made until the conclusion date, and

(b)any appeal is to be made within the period of 30 days beginning with the conclusion date.

(1D) In a case where HMRC are requested to undertake a review in accordance with section 15E—

(a)an appeal may not be made—

(i)unless HMRC have decided whether or not to undertake a review, and

(ii)if HMRC decide to undertake a review, until the conclusion date; and

(b)any appeal is to be made within the period of 30 days beginning with—

(i)the conclusion date (if HMRC decide to undertake a review), or

(ii)the date on which HMRC decide not to undertake a review.

(1E) In a case where section 15F(8) applies, a notice of appeal may be made at any time from the end of the period specified in section 15F(6) to the date 30 days after the conclusion date.

(1F) An appeal may be made after the end of the period specified in subsection (1), (1A), (1B), (1C)(b), (1D)(b) or (1E) if the appeal tribunal gives permission to do so.

(1G) In this section “conclusion date” means the date of the document notifying the conclusion of the review.

(3) In subsection (2) after “section” insert—

with respect to a decision falling within subsection (1) or (1A).

(4) After subsection (2) insert—

(2A) An appeal under this section with respect to a relevant decision (other than any relevant decision falling within subsection (1) or (1A)) shall not be entertained unless the appellant is—

(a)a person whose liability to pay any relevant duty or penalty is determined by, results from or is or will be affected by the relevant decision,

(b)a person in relation to whom, or on whose application, the relevant decision has been made, or

(c)a person on whom the conditions, limitations, restrictions, prohibitions or other requirements to which the relevant decision relates are or are to be imposed or applied..

(5) In subsection (3) for the words before paragraph (a) substitute—

(3) An appeal which relates to a relevant decision falling within any of paragraphs (a) to (h) of section 13A(2), or which relates to a decision on a review of any such relevant decision, shall not be entertained if the amount of relevant duty which HMRC have determined to be payable in relation to that decision has not been paid or deposited with them unless—.

(6) After subsection (3A) insert—

(3B) Sections 85 and 85B of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (settling of appeals by agreement and payment of tax where there is a further appeal)(2) shall have effect as if—

(a)the references to section 83 of that Act included references to this section, and

(b)the references to value added tax included references to any relevant duty..

(7) In subsection (4)(b) and (c) for “a further review” substitute “a review or further review as appropriate”.

(8) In subsection (8) for “section 14(1)(a) to (c)” substitute “section 13A(2)(a) to (h)”.

(9) After subsection (10) insert—

(11) If it appears to HMRC that there is any description of decisions falling to be made for the purposes of any provision of—

(a)the Community Customs Code,

(b)any Community legislation made for the purpose of implementing that Code, or

(c)any enactment or subordinate legislation so made,

which are not decisions to which sections 13A to 16 otherwise apply, HMRC may by regulations provide for those sections to apply to decisions of that description as they apply to relevant decisions or the decisions referred to in section 14.

(12) The power to make regulations under subsection (11) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament and shall include power—

(a)to provide, in relation to any description of decisions to which this section is applied by any such regulations, that subsection (4) shall have effect as if those decisions were of a description specified in Schedule 5 to this Act; and

(b)to make such other incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as HMRC think fit..

(1)

Section 16 has been amended. Subsection (3A) was inserted by paragraph 11 of Schedule 2 to the Finance Act 1998 (c. 36) and subsection (8) was amended and subsections (9) and (10) were inserted by section 16(3) and (4) of the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).

(2)

1994 c. 23. Section 85B was inserted by paragraph 223 of this Schedule.

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