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Finance Act 2001

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86Profits for purposes of small companies' relief

(1)Section 13 of the Taxes Act 1988 (small companies' relief) is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (4).

(2)In subsection (7) (profits of company for accounting period)—

(a)in paragraph (a), omit “resident in the United Kingdom”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), for “section 247(1A)” substitute “subsection (7A) below”.

(3)After subsection (7) insert—

(7A)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)For subsection (8AA) (interpretation of subsection (7)) substitute—

(8AA)Section 13ZA applies for the interpretation of subsection (7) above..

(5)After section 13 of the Taxes Act 1988 insert—

13ZAInterpretation of section 13(7)

(1)In determining for the purposes of section 13(7) whether one body corporate is a 51 per cent subsidiary of another, that other shall be treated as not being the owner of any share capital—

(a)which it owns indirectly, and

(b)which is owned directly by a body corporate for which a profit on the sale of the shares would be a trading receipt.

(2)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 section 13(7) 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.

(3)For the purposes of section 13(7) and this section—

(a)“trading or holding company” means a trading company or a company the business of which consists wholly or mainly in the holding of shares or securities of trading companies that are its 90 per cent subsidiaries;

(b)“trading company” means a company whose business consists wholly or mainly of the carrying on of a trade or trades;

(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 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.

(4)Schedule 18 (equity holders and assets etc. available for distribution) applies for the purposes of subsections (2) and (3)(c) above as it applies for the purposes of section 413(7).

(6)The amendments made by this section apply for the purposes of accounting periods ending on or after 1st April 2001.

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