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Finance Act 2002

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42Reallocation within group of gain or loss accruing under section 179

(1)After section 179 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12) (company ceasing to be member of group) insert—

179AReallocation within group of gain or loss accruing under section 179

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a company (“company A”) is treated by virtue of section 179(3) or (6) as having sold and immediately reacquired an asset at market value, and

(b)a chargeable gain or an allowable loss accrues to the company on the deemed sale.

(2)In this section “time of accrual” means—

(a)in a case where section 179(3) applies, the time at which, by virtue of section 179(4), the gain or loss referred to in subsection (1) above is treated as accruing to company A;

(b)in a case where section 179(6) applies, the latest time at which the company satisfies the conditions in section 179(7).

(3)If—

(a)a joint election under this section is made by company A and a company (“company C”) that was a member of the relevant group at the time of accrual, and

(b)the conditions in subsections (6) to (8) below are all met,

the chargeable gain or allowable loss accruing on the deemed sale, or such part of it as may be specified in the election, shall be treated as accruing not to company A but to company C.

(4)In subsection (3) above “the relevant group” means—

(a)in a case where section 179(3) applies, the group of which company A was a member at the time of accrual;

(b)in a case where section 179(6) applies, the second group referred to in section 179(5).

(5)Where two or more elections are made each specifying a part of the same gain or loss, the total amount specified may not exceed the whole of that gain or loss.

(6)The first condition is that, at the time of accrual, company C—

(a)was resident in the United Kingdom, or

(b)owned assets that were chargeable assets in relation to it.

(7)The second condition is that neither company A nor company C was at that time a qualifying friendly society within the meaning given by section 171(5)).

(8)The third condition is that company C was not at that time an investment trust, a venture capital trust or a dual resident investing company.

(9)A gain or loss treated by virtue of this section as accruing to a company that is not resident in the United Kingdom shall be treated as accruing in respect of a chargeable asset held by that company.

(10)An election under this section must be made—

(a)by notice to an officer of the Board;

(b)no later than two years after the end of the accounting period of company A in which the time of accrual fell.

(11)Any payment by company A to company C, or by company C to company A, in pursuance of an agreement between them in connection with the election—

(a)shall not be taken into account in computing profits or losses of either company for corporation tax purposes, and

(b)shall not for any purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts be regarded as a distribution or a charge on income,

provided it does not exceed the amount of the chargeable gain or allowable loss that is treated, as a result of the election, as accruing to company C.

(12)For the purposes of this section an asset is a “chargeable asset” in relation to a company at a particular time if any gain accruing to the company on a disposal of the asset by the company at that time would be a chargeable gain and would by virtue of section 10(3) form part of its chargeable profits for corporation tax purposes..

(2)In Schedule 7B to that Act (modification of Act in relation to overseas life insurance companies), immediately before paragraph 8 insert—

7AIn section 179A(12), the words “section 11(2)(b), (c) or (d) of the Taxes Act” shall be treated as substituted for “section 10(3)”..

(3)In section 97(1) of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c. 51) (transfers within group, etc)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph (a) insert or—

(iii)an election under section 179A of that Act as a result of which a chargeable gain is treated as accruing to the transferor company instead of to another member of the group, or an allowable loss is treated as accruing to another member of the group instead of to the transferor company,;

(b)in paragraph (aa) for “the deemed transfer” substitute “the election”.

(4)This section applies—

(a)in relation to a case where a company is treated by virtue of section 179(3) of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12) as having sold and immediately reacquired an asset, where the company’s ceasing to be a member of the group in question happens on or after 1st April 2002;

(b)in relation to a case where a company is so treated by virtue of section 179(6) of that Act, where the relevant time (within the meaning of that subsection) is on or after that date.

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