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Finance Act 1970

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21Certain approved schemes: exemptions and reliefs

(1)This section has effect as respects—

(a)any approved scheme which is shown to the satisfaction of the Board to be established under irrevocable trusts, or

(b)any other approved scheme as respects which the Board, having regard to any special circumstances, direct that this section shall apply,

and any scheme which is for the time being within paragraph (a) or (b) above is in this Chapter referred to as an " exempt approved scheme ".

(2)Exemption from income tax shall, on a claim being made in that behalf, be allowed in respect of income derived from investments or deposits if, or to such extent as the Board are satisfied that, it is income from investments or deposits held for the purposes of the scheme.

(3)Any sum paid by an employer by way of contribution under the scheme shall for the purposes of Case I or II of Schedule D, and of the provisions of Chapter I of Part )(II of the Taxes Act relating to expenses of management, be allowed to be deduoted as an expense, or expense of management, incurred in the chargeable period in which the sum is paid:

Provided that—

(a)the amount of an employer's contributions which may be so deducted shall not exceed the amount contributed by him under the scheme in respect of employees in a trade or undertaking in respect of the profits of which the employer is assessable to tax (that is to say United Kingdom income tax or corporation tax),

(b)a sum not paid by way of an ordinary annual contribution shall for the purposes of this subsection be treated, as the Board may direct, either as an expense incurred in the chargeable period in which the sum is paid, or as an expense to be spread over such period of years as the Board think proper.

(4)Any ordinary annual contribution paid under the scheme by an employee shall, in assessing tax under Schedule E, be allowed to be deducted as an expense incurred in the year of assessment in which the contribution is paid.

(5)Relief shall not be given under section 19 or 20 of the Taxes Act (life assurance premiums and other payments) in respect of any payment in respect of which an allowance can be made under subsection (4) above.

(6)There shall be exempt from tax chargeable under Case VII of Schedule D any gain accruing to a person from his acquisition and disposal of investments if, or to such extent as the Board are satisfied that, the investments are or were held by him or on his behalf for the purposes of the scheme.

(7)For the purposes of capital gains tax a gain shall not be a chargeable gain where it accrues to a person on his disposal of investments if, or to such extent as the Board are satisfied that, those investments were held by him or on his behalf for the purposes of the scheme.

(8)Nothing in this section shall be construed as affording relief in respect of any sums to be brought into account under section 314 of the Taxes Act (pension business of insurance companies).

(9)This section has effect only as respects income arising or gains accruing or contributions paid at a time when the scheme is an exempt approved scheme.

(10)Neither section 208 nor 209 of the Taxes Act (relief for superannuation funds and statutory pension schemes) shall apply as respects an exempt approved scheme, and the said section 208 shall cease to have effect on 6th April 1972 or such later date as the Treasury may by order in a statutory instrument made before 6th April 1972 appoint.

(11)Neither subsection (1) nor subsection (2) of section 220 of the Taxes Act (which will be superseded by section 23 of this Act) shall apply to an approved scheme.

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