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PART 4SWithdrawal of relief

OverviewS

11This Part of this schedule is arranged as follows—

  • paragraphs 12 to 14 provide for circumstances in which relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is withdrawn or partially withdrawn,

  • paragraphs 15 to 21 provide for circumstances in which, despite paragraphs 12 to 14, relief is not withdrawn,

  • paragraphs 22 to 28 provide for the withdrawal of relief, which would otherwise not be withdrawn by virtue of paragraph 17 or 19, on the occurrence of certain subsequent events,

  • paragraphs 29 to 32 provide for how the tax chargeable is determined where relief is withdrawn or partially withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I1 Sch. 11 para. 11 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Withdrawal of reliefS

12Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is withdrawn or partially withdrawn where paragraphs 13 and 14 apply.

Commencement Information

I2 Sch. 11 para. 12 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

13This paragraph applies where control of the acquiring company changes—

(a)before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the effective date of the transaction which is exempt from charge by virtue of Part 2, or is subject to a reduced amount of tax by virtue of Part 3, of this schedule (“the relevant transaction”), or

(b)in pursuance of, or in connection with, arrangements made before the end of that period.

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I3 Sch. 11 para. 13 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

14This paragraph applies where, at the time the control of the acquiring company changes (“the relevant time”), it or a relevant associated company holds a chargeable interest—

(a)that was acquired by the acquiring company under the relevant transaction, or

(b)that is derived from a chargeable interest so acquired,

and that has not subsequently been acquired at market value under a chargeable transaction in relation to which relief under this schedule was available but was not claimed.

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I4 Sch. 11 para. 14 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Case where relief not withdrawn: change of control of acquiring company as result of transaction connected to divorce etc.S

15Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is not withdrawn where control of the acquiring company changes as a result of a share transaction that is effected as mentioned in—

(a)any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph 4 of schedule 1 (transactions connected with divorce etc.), or

(b)any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph 5 of schedule 1 (transactions connected with dissolution of civil partnership etc.).

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I5 Sch. 11 para. 15 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

16Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is not withdrawn where control of the acquiring company changes as a result of a share transaction that—

(a)is effected as mentioned in paragraph 7(1) of schedule 1, and

(b)meets the conditions in paragraph 7(2) of that schedule (variation of testamentary dispositions etc.).

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I6 Sch. 11 para. 16 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Case where relief not withdrawn: exempt intra-group transferS

17Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is not withdrawn where control of the acquiring company changes as a result of an exempt intra-group transfer.

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I7 Sch. 11 para. 17 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

18But see paragraphs 22 to 24 for the effect of a subsequent non-exempt transfer.

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I8 Sch. 11 para. 18 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Case where relief not withdrawn: share acquisition reliefS

19Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is not withdrawn where control of the acquiring company changes as a result of a transfer of shares to another company in relation to which share acquisition relief applies.

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I9 Sch. 11 para. 19 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

20But see paragraphs 25 to 28 for the effect of a change in the control of that other company.

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I10 Sch. 11 para. 20 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Case where relief not withdrawn: controlling loan creditorS

21Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is not withdrawn where—

(a)control of the acquiring company changes as a result of a loan creditor (within the meaning of section 453 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c.4)) becoming, or ceasing to be, treated as having control of the company, and

(b)the other persons who were previously treated as controlling the company continue to be so treated.

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I11 Sch. 11 para. 21 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Withdrawal of relief on subsequent non-exempt transferS

22Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is withdrawn or partially withdrawn if—

(a)control of the acquiring company changes as a result of an exempt intra-group transfer, and

(b)paragraphs 23 and 24 apply.

Commencement Information

I12 Sch. 11 para. 22 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

23This paragraph applies where a company holding shares in the acquiring company to which the exempt intra-group transfer related, or that are derived from shares to which that transfer related, ceases to be a member of the same group as the target company—

(a)before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the effective date of the transaction which is exempt from charge by virtue of Part 2, or is subject to a reduced amount of tax by virtue of Part 3, of this schedule (“the relevant transaction”), or

(b)in pursuance of, or in connection with, arrangements made before the end of that period.

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I13 Sch. 11 para. 23 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

24This paragraph applies where the acquiring company or a relevant associated company, at that time (“the relevant time”), holds a chargeable interest—

(a)that was transferred to the acquiring company by the relevant transaction, or

(b)that is derived from an interest so transferred,

and that has not subsequently been transferred at market value under a chargeable transaction in relation to which relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule was available but was not claimed.

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I14 Sch. 11 para. 24 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Withdrawal of relief where share acquisition relief applied but control of company subsequently changesS

25Relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule is withdrawn or partially withdrawn if—

(a)control of the acquiring company changes as a result of a transfer of shares to another company in relation to which share acquisition relief applies, and

(b)paragraphs 26 to 28 apply.

Commencement Information

I15 Sch. 11 para. 25 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

26This paragraph applies where control of the other company mentioned in paragraph 25(a) changes—

(a)before the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the effective date of the relevant transaction, or

(b)in pursuance of, or in connection with, arrangements made before the end of that period.

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I16 Sch. 11 para. 26 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

27This paragraph applies where, at the time control of that other company changes, it holds shares transferred to it by the transfer mentioned in paragraph 25(a), or any shares derived from shares so transferred.

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I17 Sch. 11 para. 27 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

28This paragraph applies where the acquiring company or a relevant associated company, at that time (“the relevant time”), holds a chargeable interest—

(a)that was transferred to the acquiring company by the relevant transaction, or

(b)that is derived from an interest so transferred,

and that has not subsequently been transferred at market value under a chargeable transaction in relation to which relief under Part 2 or Part 3 of this schedule was available but was not claimed.

Commencement Information

I18 Sch. 11 para. 28 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Amount of tax chargeable where relief withdrawnS

29Where relief is withdrawn, the amount of tax chargeable is determined in accordance with paragraph 30.

Commencement Information

I19 Sch. 11 para. 29 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

30The amount chargeable is the tax that would have been chargeable in respect of the relevant transaction but for the relief if the chargeable consideration for that transaction had been an amount equal to—

(a)the market value of the subject-matter of the transaction,

(b)if the acquisition was the grant of a lease, the rent.

Commencement Information

I20 Sch. 11 para. 30 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

Amount of tax chargeable where relief partially withdrawnS

31Where relief is partially withdrawn, the tax chargeable is an appropriate proportion of the amount determined in accordance with paragraph 30.

Commencement Information

I21 Sch. 11 para. 31 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

32An “appropriate proportion” means an appropriate proportion having regard to—

(a)the subject-matter of the relevant transaction, and

(b)what is held at the relevant time by the acquiring company or, as the case may be, by that company and any relevant associated companies.

Commencement Information

I22 Sch. 11 para. 32 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

InterpretationS

33In paragraphs 19 and 25—

(a)share acquisition relief” means relief under section 77 of the Finance Act 1986 (c.41), and

(b)a transfer is one in relation to which that relief applies if an instrument effecting the transfer is exempt from stamp duty by virtue of that provision.

Commencement Information

I23 Sch. 11 para. 33 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

34In this Part of this schedule, references to control of a company changing are to the company becoming controlled—

(a)by a different person,

(b)by a different number of persons, or

(c)by two or more persons at least one of whom is not the person, or one of the persons, by whom the company was previously controlled.

Commencement Information

I24 Sch. 11 para. 34 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

35In this Part of this schedule—

  • control” is to be construed in accordance with sections 450 and 451 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c.4),

  • exempt intra-group transfer” means a transfer of shares effected by an instrument that is exempt from stamp duty by virtue of section 42 of the Finance Act 1930 (c.28) or section 11 of the Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c.23 (NI)) (transfers between associated bodies corporate),

  • relevant associated company”, in relation to the acquiring company, means a company—

    (a)

    that is controlled by the acquiring company immediately before the control of that company changes, and

    (b)

    of which control changes in consequence of the change of control of that company.

Commencement Information

I25 Sch. 11 para. 35 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/108 , art. 2

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