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Finance Act 1989

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109Settlements where settlor retains interest in settled property

(1)After section 674 of the Taxes Act 1988 there shall be inserted—

674AOther settlements where settlor retains interest in settled property

(1)Where, during the life of the settlor, income arising under a settlement is, under the settlement and in the events that occur, payable to or applicable for the benefit of any person other than the settlor, then, unless, under the settlement and in those events, the income—(a) consists of annual payments made under a partnership agreement to or for the benefit of a former member, or the widow or dependants of a deceased former member, of the partnership, being payments made under a liability incurred for full consideration; or

(b)is of a kind excluded from subsection (1) of section 683 by subsection (6) or (9) of that section; or

(c)is income arising under a settlement made by one party to a marriage by way of provision for the other after the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, or while they are separated under an order of a court or under a separation agreement or in such circumstances that the separation is likely to be permanent, being income payable to or applicable for the benefit of that other party; or

(d)is income from property of which the settlor has divested himself absolutely by the settlement; or

(e)consists of covenanted payments to charity (as defined by section 660(3)); or

(f)is income which, by virtue of any provision of the Income Tax Acts other than this section, is to be treated for all the purposes of those Acts as income of the settlor;

the income shall be treated for all the purposes of the Income Tax Acts as the income of the settlor and not as the income of any other person.

(2)Subsections (6) to (10) of section 683 shall apply in relation to subsection (1) above as they apply in relation to subsection (1) of that section.

(3)Subsections (1), (2), (3) and (for the year 1990-91 and subsequent years of assessment) (4A) to (4C) of section 685 shall have effect for the purposes of this section as they have effect for the purposes of section 683, but with the omission from subsections (1) and (2) of the words “in the case of a settlement made after 6th April 1965”.

(4)For the year 1990-91 and subsequent years of assessment subsection (1)(a) above shall have effect with the insertion after the word “widow” of the word “widower”.

(5)This section applies in relation to income—

(a)which arises on or after 14th March 1989 under a settlement made on or after that day, or

(b)which arises on or after 6th April 1990 under a settlement made before 14th March 1989, so far as it is payable to or applicable for the benefit of the settlor’s husband or wife,

except income consisting of annual payments made under an obligation which is an existing obligation for the purposes of section 36(3) of the [1988 c. 39.] Finance Act 1988.

(2)In section 125(3) of the Taxes Act 1988, in paragraph (a), for the words “section 683(1)(a) or (c) or (6)” there shall be substituted the words “subsection (1)(a) or (c) of section 674A or 683 or subsection (6) of section 683 (including that subsection as it applies in relation to section 674A(1))”.

(3)In sections 675(1), (4) and (5) and 676(1)(a) of that Act, for the words “or 674” there shall be substituted the words “674 or 674A”.

(4)In section 677(2)(c) of that Act, after “674” there shall be inserted “674A”.

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