Finance Act, 1895

Collection of stamp duty in cases of property vested by Act or purchased under statutory power.

12. Where after the passing of this Act, by virtue of any Act, whether passed before or after this Act, either—

(a) any property is vested by way of sale in any person; or

(b) any person is authorised to purchase property;

such person shall within three months after the passing of the Act, or the date of vesting, whichever is later, or after the completion of the purchase, as the case may be, produce to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue a copy of the Act printed by the Queen’s printer of Acts, of Parliament or some instrument relating to the vesting in the first case, and an instrument of conveyance of the property in the other case, duly stamped with the ad valorem duty payable upon a conveyance on sale of the property; and in default of such production, the duty with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent. per annum from the passing of the Act, date of vesting, or completion of the purchase, as the case may be, shall be a debt to Her Majesty from such person.