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Tax Collection and Management (Wales) Act 2016

Sections 38-39 – Taxpayer duties to keep and preserve records

44.Section 38 places a duty on a person who is required to make a devolved tax return, to keep and preserve records that are needed to complete that return. It sets out the types of records to be kept and the time period for which records need to be preserved whilst permitting the WRA to specify an earlier date. Provision is also made for the Welsh Ministers to make regulations to prescribe records and supporting documents that must be kept and preserved.

45.Section 39 sets out how the duty on taxpayers to keep and preserve records can be satisfied, making it clear that they might be preserved in any form and by any means, although this is subject to any conditions or exceptions set out in regulations.

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