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Just received the following from Local Landlords Association (Devon);
HMRC consultation on preventing tobacco duty evasion: property implications
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a consultation on proposals to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion. This follows an informal consultation in which several respondents suggested imposing a duty of care on landlords where there was evasion.
Property practitioners will be interested to note that the consultation includes two key proposals (in section 6):
There would be a defence for landlords or landowners who took reasonable steps to prevent future wrongdoings in their properties. For example, there would be a defence where:
The consultation will close on 12 May 2017.
Source: HMRC: Open consultation: Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion (17 February 2017).
Is this another case of ‘Passing the buck ‘ and making Landlords do the Job for the HMRC ?
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