Finance Act, 1926

Regulations for payment of duty on bets.

25.—(1) The Revenue Commissioners may make regulations for securing the payment of the duty on bets and generally for carrying the provisions of this Act in relation to such duty into effect and in particular for—

(a) the supply, use, and supervision of tax-paid betting pads, and the making of refunds in respect of unused or partially used such pads, and

(b) the supply, use, and defacement of tax-paid betting tickets, and the making of refunds in respect of unused such tickets, and

(c) entering into arrangements with and taking security from bookmakers desiring to pay the duty on bets on the basis of returns furnished by them, and

(d) requiring the production by bookmakers of their books, accounts, vouchers, tax-paid betting pads, tax-paid betting tickets, and other documents relating to the bookmaking business carried on by them, and authorising officers of customs and excise to examine and take copies of or extracts from any such documents, and

(e) granting to bookmakers remissions or refunds (as the case may require) of betting duty in cases in which the whole or any part of the contingent liability of a bookmaker in respect of a bet made, laid, or otherwise entered into by him is shown to the satisfaction of the Revenue Commissioners to have been transferred by such bookmaker to another bookmaker by means of a fresh bet made, laid, or otherwise entered into by the first-mentioned bookmaker with the second-mentioned bookmaker.

(2) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with a regulation made under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to an excise penalty of five hundred pounds.