TaxPersonal TaxTMA 1970, s 20(8A)

TMA 1970, s 20(8A)

[(8A) If, on an application made by an inspector and authorised by order of the Board, a Special Commissioner gives his consent, the inspector may give such a notice as is mentioned in subsection (3) above but without naming the taxpayer to whom the notice relates; but such a consent shall not be given unless the Special Commissioner is satisfied -

(a) that the notice relates to a taxpayer whose identity is not known to the inspector or to a class of taxpayers whose individual identities are not so known;
(b) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the taxpayer or any of the class of taxpayers to whom the notice relates may have failed or may fail to comply with any provision of the Taxes Acts;
(c) that any such failure is likely to have led or to lead to serious prejudice to the proper assessment or collection of tax; and
(d) that the information which is likely to be contained in the documents to which the notice relates is not readily available from another source.

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