Tom Hudson (HM Inspector of Taxes) v JDC Services Limited: ChD 26 Mar 2004

The taxpayer company had been refused a statutory Construction Industry Scheme certificate. The General Commissioners allowed the company’s appeal and itself issued a certificate. The revenue said the Commissioners had no jurisdiction either to hear an appeal or to issue such a certificate.
Held: The scheme created by the 1971 Act was a special one. A certificate could only be granted where the contractor met the conditions set down in the 1998 Act. The company’s breaches in this case had not been merely technical, and therefore the Commissioners’ decision had been wrong. The court had jurisdiction under the 1070 Act to issue the necessary orders.
The Hon Mr Justice Lightman
Times 16-Apr-2004, [2004] EWHC 602 (Ch)
Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 561(9), Finance Act 1971 29 30, Taxes Management Act 1970 56(6)
England and Wales
Citing:
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Updated: 14 February 2021; Ref: scu.194993