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Finance Act 2004

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Private residence held by personal representatives

5After section 225 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 insert—

225APrivate residence held by personal representatives

(1)Sections 222 to 224 shall also apply in relation to a gain accruing to the personal representatives of a deceased person on a disposal of an asset within section 222 (1) if the following conditions are satisfied.

(2)The first condition is that, immediately before and immediately after the death of the deceased person, the dwelling-house or part of the dwelling-house mentioned in section 222 (1) was the only or main residence of one or more individuals.

(3)The second condition is that—

(a)that individual or one of those individuals has a relevant entitlement, or two or more of those individuals have relevant entitlements, and

(b)the relevant entitlement accounts for, or the relevant entitlements together account for, 75% or more of the net proceeds of disposal;

and for this purpose “relevant entitlement” means an entitlement as legatee of the deceased person to, or to an interest in possession in, the whole or any part of the net proceeds of disposal.

(4)In subsection (3) above “net proceeds of disposal” means—

(a)the proceeds of the disposal of the asset realised by the personal representatives, less

(b)any incidental costs allowable as a deduction in accordance with section 38(1)(c) in computing the gain accruing to the personal representatives on that disposal,

but on the assumption that none of the proceeds is required to meet the liabilities of the deceased person’s estate (including any liability to inheritance tax).

(5)In sections 222 to 224 as applied by this section—

(a)references to the individual shall be taken as references to the personal representatives except in relation to the occupation of the dwelling-house or part of the dwelling-house, and

(b)the notice which may be given to an officer of the Board under section 222(5)(a) shall be a joint notice by the personal representatives and the individual or individuals entitled to occupy the dwelling-house or part of the dwelling-house.

(6)But section 223 (as so applied) shall apply only on the making of a claim by the personal representatives..

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