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HMRC internal manual

Machine Games Duty

Operational: Compliance checks: notice for compulsory registration

Before sending a compulsory registration referral you must carry out thorough checks to ensure there is no existing MGD registration. Once you are satisfied that this is the case, and want to proceed with compulsory registration, you must provide the NRU with all the information they need to process the registration. To help with this there is a Checklist template which you must complete and send with every compulsory registration referral you make to the NRU. You can find this checklist template in the Betting and Gaming Controlled Access Folder (CAF). This template will show the NRU what checks you have already made before making the referral and will help them to identify any further checks that may be necessary when they receive it.

Where you issue a compulsory registration notice you must complete form MGD100 which can be found under ‘Forms and letters’ in SEES. You must include the following details:

  • The name of the person who must be registered
  • The date of issue
  • The address of each premises to which the notice relates
  • The reason why you regard that person as the registrable person for those premises
  • The date that they must respond by
  • What details the person must provide and if necessary, the form it should take. See MGD1160
  • The consequences of failing to provide the information requested
  • The address the response must be sent to

When you issue the Registration Notice you should also:

  • include the relevant link on the HMRC website to MGD Public Notice 452
  • give details of how to register online
  • print and include a paper registration form. See MGD1160.

You will also need to consider

  • penalties, see MGD1230
  • duty which arose before registration. See MGD1130
  • whether the person’s behaviour indicates that duty may not be paid and a security should be required. See MGD1150