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HMRC internal manual

Capital Gains Manual

Valuation: post transaction valuation checks: action on receipt of return

If a valuation has been agreed, you should check that the agreed valuation has been used in the Return. Any technical issues relating to the form of the computation, even where they demonstrate that the agreed valuation is no longer needed, will require a formal intervention.

We will consider ourselves bound by any prior agreement to a valuation unless there are any material issues that were not brought to our attention that affect the basis on which agreement has been reached.

We do not consider ourselves bound to accept a computation merely because it has previously been submitted as part of a post transaction valuation check.

Agreement to a valuation by the use of this service will normally lead to the use of that valuation in the Return. But agreement does not bind the customer to using that valuation. In rare cases they may discover that a relevant fact has been overlooked or feel on reflection that agreement was inappropriate. If an agreed valuation is not followed in making a Return we would expect a note drawing our attention to the change of view. You should then follow the relevant valuation guidance to check the new valuation.

If any valuations have not yet been agreed you will need to find out from Shares and Assets Valuation or the Valuation Office Agency whether an agreement is likely and, if so, when. You should follow the instructions in the Enquiry Manual (EM1050+) to decide whether to open an enquiry. The Enquiry Manual also advises on the conduct of any enquiry where specialist valuers are involved.

You must inform the valuer if information is disclosed in the Return or in an enquiry that suggests that the valuation requested is not needed or that the information supplied is not accurate.