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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Paragraph 26

3590.This paragraph amends section 186 of ICTA which concerns approved profit sharing (“APS”) schemes.

3591.Section 49 of FA 2000 envisages the phasing out of APS schemes. (No new schemes can be approved after 6 April 2001 and the tax advantages cease for shares appropriated after 31 December 2002.) However, the legislation relating to APS schemes needs to be preserved for existing schemes; and the view has been taken that the better approach is to not repeal the APS legislation but to leave it in sections 186 and 187 of, and Schedules 9 and 10 to, ICTA. Those provisions which have continuing effect are being amended as necessary by this Schedule to reflect the new language introduced in this Act. Outdated references are not being amended where, for all realistic purposes, the provisions are spent.

3592.Sub-paragraph (4) amends section 186(5) of ICTA. The amendment is necessary because that provision looks backward and after 5 April 2003 will need to cover charges under both the old and new forms of section 186(3).

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