Customers to account for tax on supplies of gold etc.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 22nd March 1993.

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37C.—(1) Where any person makes a supply of gold to another person and that supply is a taxable supply but not a zero-rated supply, the supply shall be treated for the purposes of Schedule 1 to this Act—
  1. (a) as a taxable supply of that other person (as well as a taxable supply of the person who makes it); and
  2. (b) in so far as that other person is supplied in connection with the carrying on by him of any business, as a supply made by him in the course of furtherance of that business,
but nothing in paragraph (b) above shall require any supply to be disregarded for the purposes of that Schedule on the grounds that it is a supply of capital assets of that other person's business.
(2) Where a taxable person makes a supply of gold to a person who—
  1. (a) is himself a taxable person at the time when the supply is made; and
  2. (b) is supplied in connection with the carrying on by him of any business.
it shall be for the person supplied, on the supplier's behalf, to account for and pay tax on the supply, and not for the supplier.
(3) So much of this Act and of any other enactment or any subordinate legislation as has effect for the purposes of, or in connection with, the enforcement of any obligation to account for and pay value added tax shall apply for the purposes of this section in relation to any person who is required under subsection (2) above to account for and pay any tax as if that tax were tax on a supply made by him.
(4) Section 5(1) to (5) above shall not apply for determining when any supply of gold is to be treated as taking place.
(5) References in this section to a supply of gold are references to—
  1. (a) any supply of goods consisting in gold, including gold coins, or
  2. (b) any supply of goods containing gold where the consideration for the supply (apart from any tax) is, or is equivalent to, an amount which does not exceed, or exceeds by no more than a negligible amount, the open market value of the gold contained in the goods."
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.