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Finance Act 1981

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88Disposal of interests in non-resident settlements

(1)Subsection (1) of section 58 of the Capital Gains Tax Act 1979 shall not apply to the disposal of an interest in settled property, other than one treated under subsection (2) of that section as made in consideration of obtaining the settled property, if at the time of the disposal the trustees are neither resident nor ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.

(2)If—

(a)a gain accrues to a person (" the transferor ") on the disposal by him of an interest in settled property but, by reason of section 58(1) of the Capital Gains Tax Act 1979, it is not a chargeable gain, and

(b)at any time after the disposal the trustees of the settlement become neither resident nor ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom,

then, subject to subsection (3) below, a chargeable gain shall be deemed to have accrued to the trustees immediately before that time, and its amount shall be equal to that of the gain which accrued to the transferor.

(3)Subsection (2) above shall not apply if, before the end of the year in which they become neither resident nor ordinarily resident, the trustees have disposed of all the assets which, when the transferor disposed of his interest, constituted the settled property in which the interest subsisted; and where under that subsection a chargeable gain is deemed to accrue to the trustees at any time its amount shall not exceed the market value at that time of such of those assets as have not been disposed of by the trustees before the end of that year.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) above the trustees shall be regarded as not having disposed of an asset if and to the extent that they retain part of it, an interest in or right over it, or property derived from it.

(5)Where an amount of tax assessed on trustees by virtue of this section is not paid within the period of twelve months beginning with the date when the tax becomes payable, the transferor may be assessed and charged (in the name of the trustees) to all or any part of that tax ; but no assessment may be made under this subsection after the end of the period of six years beginning with the date when the transferor disposed of his interest.

(6)Where the transferor pays an amount of tax in pursuance of subsection (5) above, he shall be entitled to recover a corresponding sum from the trustees.

(7)This section applies to disposals on or after 10th March 1981.

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