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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 279: Disposal benefits and expenses

1135.This section brings together in one section the provisions relating to expenses and benefits connected with the disposal of the employee’s former residence. The section derives from paragraphs 8 (expenses) and 17 (benefits) of Schedule 11A to ICTA.

1136.Subsection (1) describes the circumstances in which the section applies.

1137.Subsection (2) identifies the types of benefit within the section.

1138.Subsection (3) identifies the types of expenses within the section, by building on the description of some of the benefits covered and adding those expenses where there is no equivalent benefit.

1139.Subsection (4) broadens the scope of who can have an interest in the former residence, other than or as well as the employee, in similar terms to those applying to an interest in the new residence as covered in section 277(1), dealt with in paragraph 1129.

1140.Subsection (5) defines what is meant by “related loan” for the purposes of this section. This Act widens the scope of loans that qualify for exemption under this section. See Change 61 in Annex 1.

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