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Finance Act 2002

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88Extension of power to give effect to double taxation arrangements

(1)In section 788(1) of the Taxes Act 1988 (relief by agreement with other countries: power to give effect to arrangements), for “made with the government of any territory” substitute “made in relation to any territory”.

(2)The following amendments are consequential on that above—

(a)in sections 788(7)(a), 790(3), (5)(b), (10A)(d) and (10C), 792(1) and (3), 793A(1)(a) and (3), 795A(1)(b), 812(2), 815AA(1) and 815C(1) of the Taxes Act 1988, for “with the government of” substitute “in relation to”;

(b)in the headings (or sidenotes) to sections 788 and 815C of the Taxes Act 1988, for “countries” substitute “territories”;

(c)in section 816(1) of the Taxes Act 1988, for “government” substitute “authorities”;

(d)in section 816(2) of the Taxes Act 1988, for “government with” substitute “authorities of the territory in relation to”;

(e)in section 816(2ZA) of the Taxes Act 1988, for “government with” substitute “authorities of the territory in relation to”, for “is bound” substitute “are bound” and for “has undertaken” substitute “have undertaken”;

(f)in sections 277(1) (twice) and (3) and 278(1) of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12), for “country” substitute “territory”.

(3)This section applies on and after the date on which this Act is passed in relation to arrangements made before that date (as well as in relation to arrangements made on or after that date).

89Controlled foreign companies: territorial exclusions from s.748 exemptions

(1)In section 748 of the Taxes Act 1988 (controlled foreign companies: cases where no apportionment falls to be made under section 747(3)) after subsection (5) insert—

(6)This section is subject to section 748A..

(2)After section 748 of the Taxes Act 1988 insert—

748ATerritorial exclusions from exemption under section 748

(1)Nothing in section 748 prevents an apportionment under section 747(3) falling to be made as regards an accounting period of a controlled foreign company if the company—

(a)is a company incorporated in a territory to which this section applies as respects that accounting period; or

(b)is at any time in that accounting period liable to tax in such a territory by reason of domicile, residence or place of management; or

(c)at any time in that accounting period carries on business through a branch or agency in such a territory.

(2)The condition in subsection (1)(c) above is not satisfied as regards an accounting period of a controlled foreign company if the business carried on by the company in that period through branches or agencies in territories to which this section applies, taken as a whole, is only a minimal part of the whole of the business carried on by the company in that period.

(3)The territories to which this section applies as respects an accounting period of a controlled foreign company are those specified as such in regulations made by the Treasury.

(4)Regulations under subsection (3) above—

(a)may make different provision for different cases or with respect to different territories; and

(b)may contain such incidental, supplemental, consequential or transitional provision as the Treasury may think fit.

(5)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (3) above shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the House of Commons..

(3)This section has effect in relation to accounting periods of controlled foreign companies beginning on or after the day on which this Act is passed.

(4)In this section “accounting period” and “controlled foreign company” have the same meaning as in Chapter 4 of Part 17 of the Taxes Act 1988.

90Controlled foreign companies and treaty non-resident companies

(1)In section 747 of the Taxes Act 1988 (imputation of chargeable profits and creditable tax of controlled foreign companies), after subsection (1A) insert—

(1B)In determining, for the purposes of any provision of this Chapter except subsection (1)(a) above, whether a company is a person resident in the United Kingdom, section 249 of the Finance Act 1994 (under which a company is treated as non-resident if it is so treated for double taxation relief purposes) shall be disregarded..

(2)Subsection (1)—

(a)shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 2002, and

(b)does not apply to a company that—

(i)by virtue of section 249 of the Finance Act 1994 (c. 9) was treated as resident outside the United Kingdom, and not resident in the United Kingdom, immediately before that date, and

(ii)has not subsequently ceased to be so treated.

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