Section 439: Calculating the profit from disposals
1774.This section provides the rules for computing the profit on a disposal. It is based on paragraph 1 of Schedule 13 to FA 1996.
1775.Subsection (2) disallows any deduction for incidental costs on acquisition or disposal of a deeply discounted security. But (subsection (3)) this is subject to the deductions rule in subsection (4) and the rule on securities held since 26 March 2003 in section 455.
1776.Subsection (4) allows a deduction from the profits on disposal for incidental expenses if incurred before 27 March 2003. The term “relevant costs” in Schedule 13 to FA 1996 has been replaced with “incidental expenses”.
1777.Subsection (5) deals with the case where a security has been sold and re-acquired, ensuring that it is the later acquisition only that is relevant for ascertaining the profit.