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Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Finance Committee undertook an inquiry into the general principles of the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.


Terms of reference

             i.    the general principles of the Bill;

           ii.    any potential barriers to the implementation of these provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;

          iii.    whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill

          iv.    the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum;

           v.    the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum).

Respondents were also asked to consider the individual parts of the Bill:

          i.       Potential barriers to implementing provisions of the Bill;

        ii.       Implementation of tax bands and rates and how to ensure it can deal with subsequent changes and other UK wide changes;

       iii.       Approach to tax avoidance – including ensuring there is appropriate information flow from taxpayers, advisers and the WRA as well as provision of any clearance mechanisms and ensuring adequate resources for WRA;

       iv.       The proposed exemptions;

        v.       The proposed reliefs;

       vi.       How residential and non-residential transactions are defined and treated;

     vii.       How companies, trusts, non-profit organisations and partnerships are treated in terms of provisions and reliefs;

    viii.       Suitability of powers to make subordinate legislation in the Bill (set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum);

      ix.       Financial implications of the Bill (set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum).

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