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Finance Act 2004

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7In paragraph 23 (the trading activities requirement)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (3)(b), for “at least one group company” substitute “the issuing company or a qualifying 90% subsidiary of the issuing company”,

(b)in sub-paragraph (5)—

(i)for “a subsidiary” substitute “a qualifying 90% subsidiary of the issuing company”,

(ii)for “or subsidiary” substitute “or a qualifying 90% subsidiary of the issuing company”,

(c)in sub-paragraph (6), for “the company”, in the first place, substitute “a company”,

(d)after sub-paragraph (9) insert—

(10)For the purposes of this Schedule, a company (“the subsidiary”) is a qualifying 90% subsidiary of the issuing company if the following conditions are met—

(a)the issuing company possesses not less than 90% of the issued share capital of, and not less than 90% of the voting power in, the subsidiary;

(b)the issuing company would—

(i)in the event of a winding up of the subsidiary, or

(ii)in any other circumstances,

be beneficially entitled to receive not less than 90% of the assets of the subsidiary which would then be available for distribution to the shareholders of the subsidiary;

(c)the issuing company is beneficially entitled to not less than 90% of any profits of the subsidiary which are available for distribution to the shareholders of the subsidiary;

(d)no person other than the issuing company has control of the subsidiary within the meaning of section 840 of the Taxes Act 1988; and

(e)no arrangements are in existence by virtue of which any of the conditions in paragraphs (a) to (d) would cease to be met.

(11)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (10)—

(a)sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) of paragraph 21 apply in relation to the conditions in sub-paragraph (10) as they apply in relation to the conditions in paragraph 21(2), and

(b)the subsidiary shall not be regarded, at any time when arrangements are in existence for the disposal by the issuing company of all its interest in the subsidiary, as having ceased on that account to be a qualifying 90% subsidiary of the issuing company if the disposal is to be for commercial reasons and is not to be part of a scheme or arrangement the main purpose of which, or one of the main purposes of which, is the avoidance of tax..

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