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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 417: Scope of Part 7

1819.This section, which is a drafting addition, introduces the provisions of this Part of this Act. Those provisions contain special rules relating to employees or directors who acquire shares in companies, or options relating to such shares, in connection with their office or employment (see subsection (1)).

1820.Subsection (2) then lists nearly all the chapters in this Part that follow this introductory Chapter. Of these, it may be said that Chapters 2 to 5 are primarily concerned with charges to income tax that may arise in certain circumstances. Chapters 6 to 9 then deal with the plans and schemes under which employees and directors may be offered shares or options on advantageous terms. And, finally, Chapter 10 deals with a particular income tax exemption that arises when employees or directors benefit from a priority allocation of shares.

1821.Subsection (3) lists the chapters in this Part that provide for amounts to count as employment income; and subsection (4) lists the chapters in this Part that provide for exemptions and reliefs from income tax. Subsection (5) records that there is also a supplementary chapter (Chapter 11) which contains provisions about employee benefit trusts.

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