Section 282: Assignments for profit of lease granted at undervalue
1149.This section treats a person who assigns, at a profit, a lease granted to him or her at less than its true value as receiving an amount calculated by reference to the smaller of the discount at which the lease was granted and the profit on the assignment. It is based on sections 35(1), (2) and (2A) and 37(2) of ICTA.
1150.Subsections (2) to (4) of this section are drafted on the same basis as subsections (2) to (4) of section 277.
1151.Subsection (2) treats a person who assigns the lease at undervalue as entering into a transaction mentioned in section 264 (if the land to which the lease relates is in the United Kingdom) or section 265 (if the land to which the lease relates is outside the United Kingdom). The effect of sections 264 and 265 is that the transaction will be included in, or will constitute, the person's UK or overseas property business.
1152.Section 35(2A) of ICTA treats income deemed to have been received under section 35 of ICTA as received when the consideration for the assignment of the lease becomes payable. This section instead brings an amount into account as a receipt in calculating the profits of the property business for the tax year in which the consideration for the assignment is payable. See Change 69 in Annex 1.
1153.The formula in subsection (4) for calculating the deemed receipt if there is an assignment at a profit is based on section 35(2) of ICTA (which refers back to the formula in section 34(1) of ICTA).