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Schedule 4 — Scottish tax on land transactions: consequential amendments
Part 2 — Information regarding Scottish land transactions




In paragraph 13 (increase of rent treated as grant of new lease: variation of

lease in first five years), in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “any of paragraphs (a) to

(d)” substitute “paragraph (a) or (b)”.


In paragraph 14 (increase of rent treated as grant of new lease: abnormal

increase after fifth year), in sub-paragraph (7)(b) omit “or 19(3)”.



Omit paragraph 19 (provisions relating to leases in Scotland).

Finance Act 2004


In section 298 of the Finance Act 2004 (stamp duty land tax: notification etc),

omit subsection (3).

Finance Act 2006



In Schedule 25 to the Finance Act 2006 (amendments of Schedule 17A to

Finance Act 2003), omit paragraph 5.

Part 2

Information regarding Scottish land transactions


In this Part of this Schedule—


“HMRC” means Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;

“office-holder” means—


a member of the Scottish Government, and


the holder of an office in the Scottish Administration which is

not a ministerial office (within the meaning of section 126(8)


of the 1998 Act);

“relevant information” means information corresponding to any of the

particulars which would be required under Schedule 2 to the Finance

Act 1931, but for section 28(3)(c) of that Act;

“Scottish transaction” means the acquisition of—



an estate, interest, right or power in or over land in Scotland,



the benefit of an obligation, restriction or condition affecting

the value of any such estate, interest, right or power.

31    (1)  

An office-holder must provide to HMRC such of the information falling


within sub-paragraph (2) as HMRC may require.


Information falls within this sub-paragraph if it is relevant information

regarding Scottish transactions and is in the possession or under the control

of the office-holder.


Information is to be provided under sub-paragraph (1) in such form as


HMRC may reasonably specify.


Information acquired by HMRC under paragraph 4 is to be treated, for the

purposes of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005, as

acquired in connection with a function of theirs.


Scotland Bill
Schedule 5 — Scottish tax on disposals to landfill: consequential amendments



Schedule 5

Section 31


Scottish tax on disposals to landfill: consequential amendments


The Finance Act 1996 is amended as follows.


Omit section 66(b) (landfill sites in Scotland).


Omit section 67(b) (operators of landfill sites in Scotland).



In section 70 (interpretation)—


in subsection (1) omit the definition of “the Scottish Environment

Protection Agency”;


in subsection (2A) (definition of local authority) omit paragraph (f).


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