Finance Act, 1920

Stamp duty on statements as to capital as companies, &c.

59 & 60 Vict. c. 28.


39.(1) On and after the twentieth day of April nineteen hundred and twenty, one pound shall be substituted for five shillings—

(a) as the ad valorem stamp duty imposed by sections one hundred and twelve and one hundred and thirteen of the principal Act, as extended by section twelve of the Finance Act, 1896, on statements as regards the capital of the companies referred to in those sections; and

(b) as the ad valorem stamp duty payable under or by virtue of any private Act on any statements as regards the capital of any company; and

(c) as the ad valorem stamp duty imposed by section eleven of the Limited Partnerships Act, 1907, on statements with regard to the amounts contributed by limited partners to limited partnerships.

(2) In the case of a company registered or otherwise incorporated, or an increase of capital authorised, on or after the twentieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty, and before the passing of this Act, a supplementary statement of the nominal share capital of the company or of the amount of the increase so authorised, as the case may be, shall, within fifteen days after the commencement of this Act, be delivered to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue duly stamped with the additional duty of fifteen shillings for every one hundred pounds and any fraction of one hundred pounds over any multiple of one hundred pounds of the capital, or increase of capital, as the case may be.

If any supplementary statement required to be delivered under this subsection is not duly delivered in accordance with the requirements thereof, the duty chargeable on the statement, together with interest thereon at the rate of five per centum per annum from the date of the commencement of this Act,’ shall be recoverable from the company as a debt due to His Majesty.