Finance Act, 1976

Transitional provisions in respect of motor vehicles.

63.—(1) In this section—

“qualified vehicles” means vehicles which, on or before the 29th day of February, 1976, were delivered to or imported by a person other than a manufacturer of goods of the kind so delivered or imported in such circumstances that tax at the rate of 36·75 per cent. was chargeable in relation to such delivery or importation;

“relevant delivery” means a delivery of any qualified vehicles in such circumstances that, but for this section, tax at the rate of 10 per cent. would be chargeable;

“vehicles” means goods (other than second-hand goods) of a kind specified in Part I of the Fourth Schedule (inserted by this Act) to the Principal Act.

(2) During the period which commenced on the 1st day of March, 1976, and ended on the 30th day of April, 1976, notwithstanding the provisions of section 11 of the Principal Act, tax shall, in relation to a relevant delivery, be chargeable and be deemed to have been chargeable at the rate of 6·75 per cent.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 (1) of the Principal Act, the amount deductible by a person under that section in relation to—

(a) any qualified vehicles, and

(b) the delivery or importation of any vehicles (not being qualified vehicles) in relation to the consideration for a delivery of which by him tax was charged at the rate of 6·75 per cent.,

shall not exceed, in the case of a delivery of such goods to him, 6·75 per cent. of the consideration payable by him exclusive of any tax payable in respect of the delivery by the person making the delivery and, in the case of an importation, 6·75 per cent. of the value of the goods calculated in accordance with section 15 (4) of the said Act.