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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 510: Payments by trustees to employer company on shares ceasing to be subject to plan

2077.This section applies where any plan shares cease to be subject to the plan; where there is an amount that counts as employment income of the participant; and where there is an obligation to deduct PAYE in respect of that amount. In these circumstances the principal obligation to account for any PAYE due is that of the employer company (an expression defined in subsection (7)). The plan may require the participant to pay sufficient money to the employer company in order to meet the PAYE liability; but, to the extent that it does not do so, this section provides for the trustees to pay sums to the employer company.

2078.This section is the first of three that derive from paragraph 95 of Schedule 8 to FA 2000. That paragraph is long; and it has been thought advantageous to divide it. This section derives from sub-paragraphs (1) to (6) of paragraph 95.

2079.Subsection (7) takes account of the amendment made to paragraph 95(6) of Schedule 8 to FA 2000 by section 39(3) of FA 2002.

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