Mineral Royalties (Tax) Regulations 1971

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1971/1035

1971 No. 1035


The Mineral Royalties (Tax) Regulations 1971

23rdJune 1971

30thJune 1971

1stJuly 1971

The Commissioners of Inland Revenue, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 29(6) of the Finance Act 1970(a), hereby make the following Regulations:—

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Mineral Royalties (Tax) Regulations 1971, and shall come into operation on 1st July 1971.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(b) shall apply for the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(3) In these Regulations:—

the "principal section" means section 29 of the Finance Act 1970;

"agreement" means a mineral lease or agreement, as defined in the principal section;

"specified operations" means the winning and working, grading, washing, grinding and crushing of minerals, but in relation to any particular agreement, includes only such of those operations as are in fact authorised by the agreement;

"rights" includes liberties.

2. Subject to Regulation 3 below, where a payment is made on or after 6th April 1970 in respect of a sum receivable on or after that date under an agreement which relates both to the winning and working of minerals and to other matters, then, notwithstanding any allocation of the payment under the terms of the agreement, so much but no more of the payment is to be treated for the purposes of the principal section as mineral royalties as might reasonably have been expected to be provided for by the agreement if—

(a) it conferred only the right to carry out specified operations in relation to minerals in or under the land to which the agreement relates; and

(b) any buildings, structures, roads, shafts, adits or other works existing on the land at the time when the agreement was granted or made were not in existence.

Provided that no such payments are to be treated as mineral royalties unless minerals in or under the land are being or have been won and worked pursuant to rights conferred by or under the agreement, or there is reasonable prospect of their being so won and worked.

(a) 1970 c. 24.

(b) 52 & 53 Vict. c. 63.

3. The whole of a payment under an agreement shall for the purposes of the principal section be treated as a mineral royalty if under Regulation 2 above nine-tenths or more of it would be so treated.

4. Nothing in these Regulations applies to any...

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