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7Charge to income tax on lump sumU.K.

(1)A charge to income tax arises where a person becomes entitled to a social security pension lump sum.

(2)For the purposes of the Tax Acts (including subsection (5)) a social security pension lump sum—

(a)is to be treated as income, but

(b)is not to be taken into account in determining the total income of any person.

(3)The person liable to a charge under this section is the person (“P”) entitled to the lump sum, whether or not P is resident F1... or domiciled in the United Kingdom.

(4)The charge is imposed on P for the applicable year of assessment (see subsection (6)).

(5)A charge under this section [F2for a person who is [F3neither a Scottish taxpayer nor a Welsh taxpayer] in the applicable year of assessment] is a charge in respect of the amount of the lump sum at the following rate—

(a)if P's [F4Step 3 income] for the applicable year of assessment is nil, 0%;

F5(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)if P's [F4Step 3 income] for that year of assessment [F6is greater than nil] but does not exceed the basic rate limit for that year, the basic rate F7... for that year;

(d)if P's [F4Step 3 income] for that year of assessment exceeds the basic rate limit for that year [F8but does not exceed the higher rate limit for that year], the higher rate F9... for that year.

[F10(e)if P's Step 3 income for that year of assessment exceeds the higher rate limit for that year, the additional rate F11... for that year.]

[F12(5A)Where P is a Scottish taxpayer in the applicable year of assessment, a charge under this section is a charge in respect of the amount of the lump sum at the following rate—

(a)if P’s Step 3 income for the applicable year of assessment is nil, 0%;

F13(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)if P’s Step 3 income for that year of assessment [F14is greater than nil], the highest Scottish rate for that tax year that is [F15applicable to P’s Step 3 income for that year].]

[F16(5B)Where P is a Welsh taxpayer in the applicable year of assessment, a charge under this section is a charge in respect of the amount of the lump sum at the following rate—

(a)if P’s step 3 income for the applicable year of assessment is nil, 0%;

(b)if P’s step 3 income for that year of assessment is greater than nil but does not exceed the basic rate limit for that year, the Welsh basic rate for that year;

(c)if P’s step 3 income for that year of assessment is greater than the basic rate limit but does not exceed the higher rate limit for that year, the Welsh higher rate for that year;

(d)if P’s step 3 income for that year of assessment is greater than the higher rate limit for that year, the Welsh additional rate for that year.]

(6)Section 8 makes provision as to the meaning of “the applicable year of assessment” for the purposes of this section.

(7)Section 9 contains further definitions and makes provision as to commencement.

(8)Section 10 contains consequential amendments.

[F17(9) For the purposes of this section P's “ Step 3 income ” means P's net income less allowances deducted at Step 3 of the calculation in section 23 of ITA 2007 (calculation of income tax liability).]

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 7(3) omitted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 46 para. 135(2) of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 46 para. 135(1)

F2Words in s. 7(5) inserted (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/468), regs. 1(1), 9(2)(a)

F3Words in s. 7(5) substituted (with effect in accordance with art. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Devolved Income Tax Rates (Consequential Amendments) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/201), arts. 1(1), 11(2)

F4Words in s. 7(5) substituted (6.4.2007) by Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3), s. 1034(1), Sch. 1 para. 604(2) (with Sch. 2)

F5S. 7(5)(b) omitted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 1 para. 65 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2008 (c. 9), Sch. 1 para. 64(a)

F6Words in s. 7(5)(c) substituted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 1 para. 65 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2008 (c. 9), Sch. 1 para. 64(b)

F7Words in s. 7(5)(c) omitted (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/468), regs. 1(1), 9(2)(b)

F8Words in s. 7(5)(d) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 2 para. 25 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2009 (c. 10), Sch. 2 para. 24(a)

F9Words in s. 7(5)(d) omitted (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/468), regs. 1(1), 9(2)(c)

F10S. 7(5)(e) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 2 para. 25 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2009 (c. 10), Sch. 2 para. 24(b)

F11Words in s. 7(5)(e) omitted (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/468), regs. 1(1), 9(2)(d)

F12S. 7(5A) inserted (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/468), regs. 1(1), 9(3)

F16S. 7(5B) inserted (with effect in accordance with art. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Devolved Income Tax Rates (Consequential Amendments) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/201), arts. 1(1), 11(3)

F17S. 7(9) inserted (6.4.2007) by Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3), s. 1034(1), Sch. 1 para. 604(3) (with Sch. 2)

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