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Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992

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228Conditions for relief: supplementary

(1)This section applies for the purposes of section 227.

(2)The entitlement period is the period beginning with the disposal and ending on the expiry of 12 months beginning with the date of the disposal.

(3)The acquisition period is the period beginning with the disposal and ending on the expiry of 6 months beginning with—

(a)the date of the disposal, or

(b)if later, the date on which the third condition (set out in section 227(4)) first becomes fulfilled.

(4)The proscribed period is the period beginning with the disposal, and ending on—

(a)the date of the acquisition, or

(b)if later, the date on which the third condition (set out in section 227(4)) first becomes fulfilled.

(5)All arrangements are unauthorised unless—

(a)they arise wholly from a restriction authorised by paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 5 to the [1989 c. 26.] Finance Act 1989, or

(b)they only allow one or both of the following as regards shares, interests or rights, namely, acquisition by a beneficiary under the trust and appropriation under an approved profit sharing scheme.

(6)An asset is a chargeable asset in relation to the claimant at a particular time if, were the asset to be disposed of at that time, any gain accruing to him on the disposal would be a chargeable gain, and either—

(a)at that time he is resident or ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, or

(b)he would be chargeable to capital gains tax under section 10(1) in respect of the gain, or it would form part of his chargeable profits for corporation tax purposes by virtue of section 10(3),

unless (were he to dispose of the asset at that time) the claimant would fall to be regarded for the purposes of any double taxation relief arrangements as not liable in the United Kingdom to tax on any gains accruing to him on the disposal.

(7)The question whether a trust is at a particular time a qualifying employee share ownership trust shall be determined in accordance with Schedule 5 to the [1989 c. 26.] Finance Act 1989; and “chargeable event” in relation to trustees has the meaning given by section 69 of that Act.

(8)The expressions “holding company”, “trading company” and “trading group” have the meanings given by paragraph 1 of Schedule 6; and “group” (except in the expression “trading group”) shall be construed in accordance with section 170.

(9)“Ordinary share capital” in relation to the founding company means all the issued share capital (by whatever name called) of the company, other than capital the holders of which have a right to a dividend at a fixed rate but have no other right to share in the profits of the company.

(10)Schedule 18 to the Taxes Act (group relief: equity holders and profits or assets available for distribution) shall apply for the purposes of section 227(4) as if—

(a)the trustees were a company,

(b)the references to section 413(7) to (9) of that Act were references to section 227(4),

(c)the reference in paragraph 7(1)(a) to section 413(7) of that Act were a reference to section 227(4), and

(d)paragraph 7(1)(b) were omitted.

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