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126 Tax exemptions in relation to designated international organisations.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where—

(a)the United Kingdom or any of [F1the European Union] is a member of an international organisation; and

(b)the agreement under which it became a member provides for exemption from tax, in relation to the organisation, of the kind for which provision is made by this section; the Treasury may, by order made by statutory instrument, designate that organisation for the purposes of this section.

(2)Where an organisation has been so designated, the provisions mentioned in subsection (3) below shall, with the exception of any which may be excluded by the designation order, apply in relation to that organisation.

(3)The provisions are—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(b)any security issued by the organisation shall be taken, for the purposes of capital transfer tax F3. . ., to be situated outside the United Kingdom; and

(c)no stamp duty shall be chargeable under [F4Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 1999 (bearer instruments)in Schedule 1 to the Stamp Act 1891] on the issue of any instrument by the organisation or on the transfer of the stock constituted by, or transferable by means of, any instrument issued by the organisation.

[F5(d)no stamp duty reserve tax shall be chargeable under section 93 (depositary receipts) or 96 (clearance services) of the Finance Act 1986 in respect of the issue of securities by the organisation.]

[F6(4)The Treasury may, by order made by statutory instrument, designate any of [F1the European Union] or the European Investment Bank for the purposes of this section, and references in subsections (2) and (3) above to an organisation designated for the purposes of this section include references to a body so designated by virtue of this subsection.]

[F7(5)Subsection (3) above, as it applies by virtue of subsection (4) above, shall be read as if the words [F8Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 1999 (bearer instruments)] were omitted]

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P1S. 126: power previously exercised by S.I. 1984/1215 and 1634; 1985/1172.

P2S. 126(1): s. 126(1) power exercised by S.I. 1991/1202.

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F3Words in s. 126(3)(b) repealed (in relation to tax for the year 1992-1993 and subsequent years subject as mentioned in s. 289 of the amending Act) by Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12), s. 290, Sch.12 (with ss. 101(1), 201(3), Sch. 11 paras. 20, 22, 26, 27).

F4Words in s. 126(3)(c) substituted (with application in accordance with s. 113(4) of the amending Act) by Finanace Act 1999 (c. 16) s. 113(3), {Sch. 16 para. 4}

F5S. 126(3)(d) added by Finance Act 1990 s. 114(1)

F6S. 126(4) inserted by Finance Act 1985 s. 96(1)

F7S. 126(5) inserted by Finance Act 1985 s. 96(1)

F8Words in s. 126(5) substituted (with application in accordance with s. 113(4) of the amending Act) by Finanace Act 1999 (c. 16) s. 113(3) {Sch. 16 para. 4}

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1The Asian Development Bank so designated by S.I. 1984 No. 1215 and the African Development Bank by S.I. 1984 No. 1634

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