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Finance Act 2002

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50Shares acquired on same day: election for alternative treatment

(1)After section 105 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12) (disposal on or before day of acquisition of shares and other unidentified assets) insert—

105AShares acquired on same day: election for alternative treatment

(1)Subsection (2) below applies where an individual—

(a)acquires shares (“the relevant shares”) of the same class, on the same day and in the same capacity, and

(b)some of the relevant shares (“the approved-scheme shares”) are shares acquired by him as a result of—

(i)the exercise of a qualifying option within the meaning of paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 14 to the Finance Act 2000 (enterprise management incentives) in circumstances where paragraph 44, 45 or 46 of that Schedule (exercise of option to acquire shares) applies, or

(ii)the exercise of an option to which subsection (1) of section 185 of the Taxes Act (approved share option schemes) applies in circumstances where paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (3) of that section apply.

(2)Where the individual first makes a disposal of any of the relevant shares, he may elect for subsections (3) to (5) below to have effect in relation to that disposal and all subsequent disposals of any of those shares.

(3)In circumstances where section 105 applies, that section shall have effect as if—

(a)paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of that section required the approved-scheme shares to be treated as acquired by the individual by a single transaction separate from the remainder of the relevant shares (which shall also be treated by virtue of that paragraph as acquired by the individual by a single transaction), and

(b)subsection (1) of that section required the approved-scheme shares to be treated as disposed of after the remainder of the relevant shares.

(4)If the relevant shares include shares to which relief under Chapter 3 of Part 7 of the Taxes Act or deferral relief (within the meaning of Schedule 5B to this Act) is attributable—

(a)paragraph 4(4) of that Schedule has effect as if it required the approved-scheme shares falling within paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of that provision to be treated as disposed of after the remainder of the relevant shares falling within the paragraph in question, and

(b)section 299 of the Taxes Act has effect for the purposes of section 150A(4) below as if it required—

(i)the approved-scheme shares falling within paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (6A) of section 299 of that Act to be treated as disposed of after the remainder of the relevant shares falling within the paragraph in question, and

(ii)the approved-scheme shares to which subsection (6B) of that section applies to be treated as disposed of after the remainder of the relevant shares to which that subsection applies.

(5)Where section 127 applies in relation to any of the relevant shares (“the reorganisation shares”), that section shall apply separately to such of those shares as are approved-scheme shares and to the remainder of the reorganisation shares (so that those approved-scheme shares and the remainder of the reorganisation shares are treated as comprised in separate holdings of original shares and identified with separate new holdings).

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)the reference to section 127 includes a reference to that section as it is applied by virtue of any enactment relating to chargeable gains, and

(b)“original shares” and “new holding” have the same meaning as in section 127 or (as the case may be) that section as applied by virtue of the enactment in question.

(7)For the purposes of subsection (1) above—

(a)any shares to which relief under Chapter 3 of Part 7 of the Taxes Act is attributable and which were transferred to an individual as mentioned in section 304 of that Act, and

(b)any shares to which deferral relief (within the meaning of Schedule 5B to this Act), but not relief under that Chapter, is attributable and which were acquired by an individual on a disposal to which section 58 above applies,

shall be treated as acquired by the individual on the day on which they were issued.

(8)In this section the references to Chapter 3 of Part 7, section 299 and section 304 of the Taxes Act shall be read as references to those provisions as they apply to shares issued after 31st December 1993 (enterprise investment scheme).

105BProvision supplementary to section 105A

(1)The provisions of section 105A have effect in the case of any disposal notwithstanding that some or all of the securities disposed of are otherwise identified—

(a)by the disposal, or

(b)by a transfer or delivery giving effect to it.

(2)An election must be made, by a notice given to an officer of the Board, on or before the first anniversary of the 31st January next following the year of assessment in which the individual first makes a disposal of any of the relevant shares.

(3)Where—

(a)an election is made in respect of the relevant shares, and

(b)any shares (“the other shares”) acquired by the individual on the same day and in the same capacity as the relevant shares cease to be treated under section 104(4) as shares of a different class from the relevant shares,

the election shall have effect in respect of the other shares from the time they cease to be so treated.

(4)In determining for the purposes of section 105A(2) and subsection (2) above whether the individual has made a disposal of any of the relevant shares, sections 122(1) and 128(3) shall be disregarded.

(5)No election may be made in respect of ordinary shares in a venture capital trust.

For this purpose “ordinary shares” has the meaning given in section 151A(7).

(6)For the purposes of section 105A, shares in a company shall not be treated as being of the same class unless they are so treated by the practice of a recognised stock exchange, or would be so treated if dealt with on that recognised stock exchange.

(7)In section 105A(2) to (5) and subsections (2) to (4) above, any reference to the relevant shares or to the approved-scheme shares includes a reference to the securities (if any) directly or indirectly derived from the shares in question by virtue of one or more applications of section 127 (including that section as applied by virtue of any enactment relating to chargeable gains).

(8)In this section—

  • “the approved-scheme shares” has the same meaning as in section 105A;

  • “election” means an election under that section;

  • “the relevant shares” has the same meaning as in that section; and

  • “securities” has the meaning given in section 104(3);

and in subsection (4) the reference to section 128(3) includes a reference to that provision as it is applied by virtue of any enactment relating to chargeable gains..

(2)The amendment made by subsection (1) has effect in relation to shares acquired by an individual on or after 6th April 2002.

(3)For this purpose—

(a)any shares to which relief under Chapter 3 of Part 7 of the Taxes Act 1988 is attributable and which were transferred to an individual as mentioned in section 304 of that Act, and

(b)any shares to which deferral relief (within the meaning of Schedule 5B to the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12)), but not relief under that Chapter, is attributable and which were acquired by an individual on a disposal to which section 58 of that Act applies,

shall be treated as acquired by the individual on the day on which they were issued.

(4)In subsection (3)(a), the references to Chapter 3 of Part 7 and section 304 of the Taxes Act 1988 shall be read as references to those provisions as they apply to shares issued after 31st December 1993 (enterprise investment scheme).

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