Debt and return pursuit: Air Passenger Duty (APD): Earliest date for enforcement of an APD debt
Most businesses file returns and pay tax monthly. A return must be rendered and paidwithin 22 days of the end of the relevant accounting period (Regulation 9 (2) andRegulation 10 (1) of the Air Passenger Duty Regulations 1994 [S.I 1994/1738]).
Where the due date is not a working day the date is changed to the last working day beforethat day. Businesses paying by direct debit or credit transfer have an additional 7 daysin which to pay.
Central Collection Unit (CCU) (APD) issue prime assessments, in the absence of a return,on form APD 35 (Notice of Assessment), approximately 7 days after the due date (the lastworking day) for the return. Officers assessments are issued on Form APD 641 thatautomatically generates a notice of assessment (APD 35).
If a trader makes a voluntary disclosure and the amount of duty involved is more than£2000, the officer issues an assessment on form APD641 that automatically generates anAPD 36 (Notice of Assessment (Voluntary Disclosure). The enforcement timetable forrecovery of an APD debt is generally:
|Return||Due date + 1|
|Assessment issued in absence of a return||46 days from date of issue|
|Assessment issued in the absence of an acceptable return / officers assessment||46 days from date of issue|
|Assessment reduced or increased on review or on appeal to tribunal||31 days from the original date of issue|
|Interest||46 days from date of issue|
|Civil penalty||46 days from date of issue|