Since my last post I’ve now received an update from HMRC on their stance re the consultation on the draft guidance for Landfill Tax. Not wanting you to have any more sleepless nights here’s what they’ve got to say…!
“There has been a lot of interest in this consultation and we received around 120 responses. In addition, on 5 November, HMRC and Treasury officials had a very productive meeting with the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the United Resource Operators Consortium (Uroc), and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) to discuss their views on the draft guidance.”
“HMRC will now consider the range of responses received on the draft guidance. As part of this, we will work with the ESA and Uroc to enable them to develop specific proposals to provide greater clarity for operatives throughout the waste industry on the evidential requirements for lower rating.”
“Therefore, the draft guidance circulated in September will not be published on 11 November as originally planned. In the meantime, the existing guidance applies. Details are available on our website at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/landfill-tax/index.htm”
You would have thought that they would be able to cope with 120 responses…wouldn’t you Sherlock…?
So for now it’s the status quo, but please be warned that your contaminated soils may attract the standard rate of landfill taxation and you may be liable for not paying it.
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