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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 386: Charge on payments to non-approved retirement benefits schemes

1681.This section derives from section 595(1) of ICTA and sets out the charge to tax on an employee where the employer makes certain payments to non-approved pension (“retirement benefits”) schemes. Subsections (1), (2) and (3) derive from section 595(1) and (1)(a) of ICTA.

1682.Subsection (4) reflects the amendment made to section 595 by paragraph 6 of Schedule 6 to FA 2002. This resolved the order of priority between section 595 and section 148 of ICTA.

1683.Subsection (5) derives from section 612 of ICTA. The other provisions in Chapter I of Part XIV of ICTA are not exclusively relevant to employment income and will be rewritten at a later stage. This subsection applies the definitions of “employee” and “director” which are in section 612(1).

1684.Subsection (6) derives from section 595(5) of ICTA. It may be noted that the reference in that subsection applies to section 595 only. In the new section the reference is applied to the whole Chapter which ensures that relief under section 596(3) of ICTA is available in cases where the benefits are intended to be provided to persons other than the employee. This is a minor change to the law. See Change 104 in Annex 1.

1685.Subsection (7) acts as a signpost to the reliefs available under section 392 and section 266A of ICTA. The latter is a new provision inserted by paragraph 36 of Schedule 6 to this Act and derives from section 595(1)(b) of ICTA.

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