Finance Act, 1976

Chapter IV

Payments to Sub-Contractors in the Construction Industry

Payments to sub-contractors before 6th December, 1976.

20.—In relation to any payment made on or after the 1st day of March, 1976, and before the 6th day of December, 1976, section 17 of the Finance Act, 1970 , shall have effect as if—

(a) in subsection (2) for “such payment” there were substituted “such payment, unless the sub-contractor produces to him a certificate, issued by the Revenue Commissioners under subsection (7), having affixed to it a seal which bears the words ‘Authenticated by Inspector of Taxes’ and is authenticated after the 28th day of January, 1976, by the signature of an inspector of taxes”, and

(b) in subsection (7) for the words from “on production thereof” to the end of the subsection there were substituted “if it is produced by him to a principal and has affixed to it a seal that complies with subsection (2), entitle him to receive without deduction of tax any payment which is made to him by the principal.”.