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Remedy against other persons where taxpayer makes default

46 Remedy against other persons where taxpayer makes default

(1) Where a taxpayer makes a default in the payment of land tax then, without in any way releasing him or her from his or her liability, the following provisions shall apply as long as the default continues--
(a) If the land tax is payable in respect of land subject to any mortgage or lease or occupied by any person, then the mortgagee, lessee or occupier shall, upon being served with a notice by the Chief Commissioner requiring payment thereof, be responsible for the payment of the land tax, and it may be recovered from him or her as if he or she were the defaulting taxpayer.
(b) All payments made under this section by a mortgagee, lessee or occupier shall be deemed to be made on behalf of the defaulting taxpayer--
Provided that the responsibility of the lessee or occupier under this section shall only be to the extent of any rent or payments due by him or her to the taxpayer at the time of the demand for payment made by the Chief Commissioner, or from time to time accruing due thereafter.
(2) Any payment to the Chief Commissioner under this section shall be a valid discharge to the lessee or occupier for such rent or payment due by the lessee or occupier to the taxpayer as against all other persons whomsoever.
(3) A reference in this section to a mortgagee includes a reference to a person owning an estate or interest in land by way of security for money.
(4) The Chief Commissioner may release a mortgagee, lessee or occupier from a liability under this section on payment of an amount that the Chief Commissioner estimates to be not less than the proportion of the land tax payable by the defaulting taxpayer in respect of the land mortgaged, leased or occupied.

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