Value-Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 1978

Special provisions for tax invoiced by flat-rate farmers.

11.—The following section shall be inserted after section 12 of the Principal Act:

“12A. (1) Where a flat-rate farmer supplies agricultural produce or an agricultural service to a person, the farmer shall, subject to section 17 (2), issue to the person an invoice indicating the consideration (exclusive of the flat-rate addition) in respect of the supply and an amount (in this Act referred to as ‘a flat-rate addition’) equal to 1 per cent, of the said consideration (exclusive of the said addition), and the person shall, if he is a taxable person, be entitled to treat the flat-rate addition as tax deductible under section 12 subject, however, to any restrictions imposed by or under subsection (3) or (4) of that section.

(2) In this Act ‘flat-rate farmer’ means a farmer who is not a taxable person.”.