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Life annuity contracts: taxation of gain on chargeable eventU.K.

9(1)In section 547 of that Act (method of charging gain on surrender etc to tax) after subsection (5) there shall be inserted—U.K.

(5A)Where a gain is to be treated under section 543 as arising in connection with a contract for a life annuity made—

(a)after 26th March 1974, and

(b)unless the contract falls, or has at any time fallen, to be regarded as not forming part of any insurance company or friendly society’s basic life assurance and general annuity business the income and gains of which are subject to corporation tax, in an accounting period of the insurance company or friendly society beginning before 1st January 1992,

subsection (6) below shall apply in relation to the gain unless subsection (7) below applies in relation to it.

(2)In subsection (6) of that section (income constituted by gains on life annuity contracts made after 26th March 1974 not to be treated as if paid after deduction of tax at the basic rate etc) for the words from the beginning to “26th March 1974” there shall be substituted the words “ Where this subsection applies in relation to such a gain as is mentioned in subsection (5A) above ”.

(3)After subsection (8) of that section there shall be inserted—

(9)In this section “basic life assurance and general annuity business has the same meaning as in Chapter I of Part XII.

(4)In section 549 of that Act, in subsection (2) (which limits the deduction that may be made under that section to the purposes of excess liability, except where the contract was made after 26th March 1974) after the words “after 26th March 1974” there shall be inserted the words “ but in an accounting period of the insurance company or friendly society beginning before 1st January 1992, ”.

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