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Finance Act 1990

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78Waste disposal

The following sections shall be inserted after section 91 of the Taxes Act 1988—

91AWaste disposal: restoration payments

(1)This section applies where on or after 6th April 1989 a person makes a site restoration payment in the course of carrying on a trade.

(2)Subject to subsection (3) below, for the purposes of income tax or corporation tax the payment shall be allowed as a deduction in computing the profits or gains of the trade for the period of account in which the payment is made.

(3)Subsection (2) above shall not apply to so much of the payment as—

(a)represents expenditure which has been allowed as a deduction in computing the profits or gains of the trade for any period of account preceding the period of account in which the payment is made, or

(b)represents capital expenditure in respect of which an allowance has been, or may be, made under the enactments relating to capital allowances.

(4)For the purposes of this section a site restoration payment is a payment made—

(a)in connection with the restoration of a site or part of a site, and

(b)in order to comply with any condition of a relevant licence, or any condition imposed on the grant of planning permission to use the site for the carrying out of waste disposal activities, or any term of a relevant agreement.

(5)For the purposes of this section waste disposal activities are the collection, treatment, conversion and final depositing of waste materials, or any of those activities.

(6)For the purposes of this section a relevant licence is—

(a)a disposal licence under Part I of the [1974 c. 40.] Control of Pollution Act 1974 or Part II of the [S.I. 1978/1049 (N.I. 19).] Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, or

(b)a waste management licence under Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or any corresponding provision for the time being in force in Northern Ireland.

(7)For the purposes of this section a relevant agreement is an agreement made under section 52 of the [1971 c. 78.] Town and Country Planning Act 1971, section 50 of the [1972 c. 52.] Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 or section 106 of the [1990 c. 8.] Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (all of which relate to agreements regulating the development or use of land) or under any provision corresponding to section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and for the time being in force in Northern Ireland.

(8)For the purposes of this section a period of account is a period for which an account is made up.

91BWaste disposal: preparation expenditure

(1)This section applies where a person—

(a)incurs, in the course of carrying on a trade, site preparation expenditure in relation to a waste disposal site (the site in question),

(b)holds, at the time the person first deposits waste materials on the site in question, a relevant licence which is then in force,

(c)makes a claim for relief under this section in such form as the Board may direct, and

(d)submits such plans and other documents (if any) as the Board may require;

and it is immaterial whether the expenditure is incurred before or after the coming into force of this section.

(2)In computing the profits or gains of the trade for a period of account ending after 5th April 1989, the allowable amount shall be allowed as a deduction for the purposes of income tax or corporation tax.

(3)In relation to a period of account (the period in question) the allowable amount shall be determined in accordance with the formula—

Formula - (A minus B) multiplied by (C divided by (C plus D))

(4)A is the site preparation expenditure incurred by the person at any time before the beginning of, or during, the period in question—

(a)in relation to the site in question, and

(b)in the course of carrying on the trade;

but this subsection is subject to subsections (5) and (9) below.

(5)A does not include any expenditure—

(a)which has been allowed as a deduction in computing the profits or gains of the trade for any period of account preceding the period in question, or

(b)which constitutes capital expenditure in respect of which an allowance has been, or may be, made under the enactments relating to capital allowances.

(6)B is an amount equal to any amount allowed as a deduction under this section, if allowed—

(a)in computing the profits or gains of the trade for any period of account preceding the period in question, and

(b)as regards expenditure incurred in relation to the site in question;

and if different amounts have been so allowed as regards different periods, B is the aggregate of them.

(7)C is the volume of waste materials deposited on the site in question during the period in question; but if the period is one beginning before 6th April 1989 C shall be reduced by the volume of any waste materials deposited on the site during the period but before that date.

(8)D is the capacity of the site in question not used up for the deposit of waste materials, looking at the state of affairs at the end of the period in question.

(9)Where any of the expenditure which would be included in A (apart from this subsection) was incurred before 6th April 1989, A shall be reduced by an amount determined in accordance with the formula—

Formula - E multiplied by (F divided by (F plus G))

(10)For the purposes of subsection (9) above—

(a)E is so much of the initial expenditure (that is, the expenditure which would be included in A apart from subsection (9) above) as was incurred before 6th April 1989,

(b)F is the volume of waste materials deposited on the site in question before 6th April 1989, and

(c)G is the capacity of the site in question not used up for the deposit of waste materials, looking at the state of affairs immediately before 6th April 1989.

(11)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a waste disposal site is a site used (or to be used) for the disposal of waste materials by their deposit on the site,

(b)in relation to such a site, site preparation expenditure is expenditure on preparing the site for the deposit of waste materials (and may include expenditure on earthworks),

(c)in relation to such a site, “capacity” means capacity expressed in volume,

(d)“relevant licence” has the same meaning as in section 91A, and

(e)a period of account is a period for which an account is made up.

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