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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

Section 211 – Interaction of penalties under section 209 with other penalties

249.This section provides that the amount of any penalty under section 209 is to be reduced by the amount of any other penalty (apart from any penalty relating to failure to make a return on time or failure to pay tax on time) if it is applied and determined by reference to the same tax liability. In other words, for a reduction under this section to be possible the other penalty amount must be calculated: a) against the same tax liability; and b) using ‘tax-geared’ or ‘percentage-based’ means (and so does not include a penalty where the amount is fixed or in a variable ‘up to’ category).

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