Scotland’s first tax chamber tribunal president appointed

Released 17 May 2017

Anne Scott has been named as the inaugural Tax Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

The current Tax Tribunals for Scotland, which will be superseded by new arrangements, was established to decide appeals relating to Lands and Buildings Transaction Tax and Scottish Landfill Tax. The transfer of jurisdiction to Scottish Tribunals is part of the on-going implementation of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 to create a coherent structure for devolved tribunals. The Act set up two new tribunals – The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, for initial decisions and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, primarily for appeals from the First-tier – as well as bringing leadership of the tribunals under the remit of the Lord President.

More details are available from the Scottish Government website.

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