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Finance Act 1989

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99Dividends etc. paid by one member of a group to another

(1)Section 247 of the Taxes Act 1988 (dividends etc. paid by one member of a group to another) shall be amended in accordance with this section.

(2)In subsection (1) for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

(b)a trading or holding company which does not fall within subsection (1A) below and which is owned by a consortium the members of which include the receiving company,.

(3)After subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)A company falls within this subsection if—

(a)it is a 75 per cent. subsidiary of any other company, or

(b)arrangements of any kind (whether in writing or not) are in existence by virtue of which it could become such a subsidiary.

(4)After subsection (8) there shall be inserted—

(8A)Notwithstanding that at any time a company (“the subsidiary company”) is a 51 per cent. subsidiary of another company (“the parent company”) it shall not be treated at that time as such a subsidiary for the purposes of this section unless, additionally, at that time—

(a)the parent company would be beneficially entitled to more than 50 per cent. of any profits available for distribution to equity holders of the subsidiary company; and

(b)the parent company would be beneficially entitled to more than 50 per cent. of any assets of the subsidiary company available for distribution to its equity holders on a winding-up.

(5)For subsection (9)(c) there shall be substituted—

(c)a company is owned by a consortium if 75 per cent. or more of the ordinary share capital of the company is beneficially owned between them by companies resident in the United Kingdom of which none—

(i)beneficially owns less than 5 per cent. of that capital,

(ii)would be beneficially entitled to less than 5 per cent. of any profits available for distribution to equity holders of the company, or

(iii)would be beneficially entitled to less than 5 per cent. of any assets of the company available for distribution to its equity holders on a winding-up,

and those companies are called the members of the consortium.

(6)After subsection (9) there shall be inserted—

(9A)Schedule 18 shall apply for the purposes of subsections (8A) and (9)(c) above as it applies for the purposes of section 413(7).

(7)This section shall have effect in relation to dividends and other sums paid on or after the day on which this Act is passed.

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