New Clause 23 - Interest on unpaid tax in case of disaster etc of national significance

Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 2nd July 2020.

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“(1) Section 135 of FA 2008 (interest on unpaid tax in case of disaster etc of national significance) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2), for the words from “arising” to the end substitute “that—

(d) arises under or by virtue of an enactment or a contract settlement, and

(e) is of a description (if any) specified in the order.”

(3) In subsection (4)—

(a) after “relief period” insert “, in relation to a deferred amount,”;

(b) in paragraph (b), after “revoked” insert “or amended so that it ceases to have effect in relation to the deferred amount”.

(4) In subsection (10)—

(a) at the end of paragraph (a), omit “and”;

(b) at the end of paragraph (b) insert “, and

(c) may specify different dates in relation to liabilities of different descriptions.”

(5) The amendments made by this section have effect from 20 March 2020.”—(Jesse Norman.)

This new clause amends section 135 of the Finance Act 2008 to enable the Treasury to specify in an order under that section which payments of tax and other liabilities that are deferred by agreement during a period of national disaster or emergency will not attract interest or surcharges.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.