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Finance Act 2004

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245Restriction of deduction for contributions by employer

(1)Schedule 24 to the Finance Act 2003 (c. 14) (restriction of deductions for employee benefit contributions) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 1(2)(b) (when employer makes “employee benefit contribution”), after “benefits to” insert “or in respect of present or former”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 (“qualifying benefits”), insert at the end or

(c)is made under an employer-financed retirement benefits scheme.

(4)In sub-paragraph (5) of that paragraph (when qualifying benefit treated as provided), after “payment of money” insert “otherwise than under an employer-financed retirement benefits scheme”.

(5)In paragraph 8 (deductions to which Schedule does not apply), for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute—

(b)in respect of contributions under a registered pension scheme or a section 615(3) scheme,

(c)in respect of contributions under a qualifying overseas pension scheme in respect of an individual who is a relevant migrant member of the pension scheme in relation to the contributions,.

(6)In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 9 (interpretation), in the definition of “employee benefit scheme”, after “include,” insert “present or former”.

(7)In that sub-paragraph, after the definition of “the employer” insert—

“employer-financed retirement benefits scheme” has the same meaning as in Chapter 2 of Part 6 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (see section 393A of that Act);.

(8)In that sub-paragraph, after the definition of “qualifying expenses” insert—

“qualifying overseas pension scheme” has the same meaning as in Schedule 33 to the Finance Act 2004 (see paragraphs 5 and 6 of that Schedule);

“registered pension scheme” has the same meaning as in Part 4 of that Act (see section 150 of that Act);

“relevant migrant member” has the same meaning as in Schedule 33 to that Act (see paragraph 4 of that Schedule);

“section 615(3) scheme” means a superannuation fund to which section 615(3) of the Taxes Act 1988 applies;.

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