Introduction: Sch 41 penalties for failure to notify and VAT & Excise wrongdoing
When considering whether a taxpayer is liable to an excise civil penalty under Sections 9 and 11 of the Finance Act 1994, you should also consider whether they are liable to a penalty under Schedule 41 Finance Act 2008 for
- Failure to notify where the obligation to notify arise on or after 1s t April 2010, or
- VAT & Excise Wrongdoing where the contravention arises on or after 1s t April 2010.
The law says that HMRC shall assess a penalty by virtue of FA2008 16(1) where a person becomes liable to either
a Schedule 41 VAT & Excise Wrongdoing penalty if that person
- makes an unauthorised issue of an invoice showing or including VAT, see CH91350
- misuses a product listed at CH91500 in a way that attracts a higher amount of excise duty, see CH91400, or
- supplies a product listed at CH91500 knowing that it will be used for a purpose that attracts a higher rate of duty, see CH91450, or
- handles goods subject to unpaid excise duty, see CH91550.
a Schedule 41 Failure to Notify penalty if a person fails to notify us by the appropriate deadline
- that they are chargeable to tax for any tax year or accounting period where we have not given them a notice to make a return, or
- that they are liable to register for a particular tax, or
- of a specified change in circumstances for a particular tax, or
- that they intend to carry out certain taxable activities.
For details of how to apply a Schedule 41 penalty you should refer to the Compliance Handbook for
- Failure to notify penalties, see CH70000
- Vat & Excise Wrongdoing penalties, see CH90000.