Scotland urged to provide independence of new tax court
Published: | 13.12.2016 | news
New tax appeal court in Scotland should be independent from the national new tax authority, the group of tax reform with the low level of the income declared. Simultaneously with the introduction of the new Scottish tax inspection to manage taxes, transferred from the UK, Scotland suffers an existing tribunals service to the Scottish Tribunals on 1 April 2017 and brings a lot of related changes, according to the legislative offers. These offers include drafts of procedural rules for new court of the first level for tax chamber of Scotland which will be similar to an operating mode of present tax court of the first level. Reacting to negotiations on new system, the group of tax reform with the low level of the income declared that tax chamber and tax court of the first level “actually, both shall be both conscious, and absolutely independent of the income of Scotland”. Also noted that the system of court shall be “available to all” and asked that the government considered a question of providing free legal services tax and accounting services to help people with low incomes.