Those people who have used a tax avoidance scheme will be familiar with APNs. Disputed amounts of tax have to be paid upfront whist the dispute is being settled. If the dispute is settled in favour of the tax payer they will receive the money back.
However, investors in Ingenious Media film partnerships have challenged APNs in Court, arguing that the notices are unreasonable and breached their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights to a fair trial and protection of property.
They further argued that when they signed up to the tax scheme they did so thinking that they would not have to make any payments until any dispute had been resolved.
The High Court has rejected the challenge commenting that the decision is an important one particularly for all those who pay their tax as and when it falls due.
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