Section 467: Person liable: UK resident trustees
1872.This section sets out to what extent UK resident trustees are liable for the tax charged on a gain. It is based on section 547 of ICTA. The section sets out four circumstances under any of which trustees are liable. All four circumstances depend wholly or partly on how the rights under the policy or contract are held immediately before the chargeable event in question occurs. There are significant differences of treatment between trustees of charitable trusts and non-charitable trusts.
1873.Where the rights are held on charitable trusts, the liability falls on the trustees rather than on any settlor. However, the tax charge on the trustees is at the lower rate only. So there is no net liability where the lower rate income tax allowance under section 530 is available.
1874.If the rights are held on non-charitable trusts, the trustees are liable where:
the settlor is non-UK resident, or is dead, or is a company or foreign institution that no longer exists (that is, the settlor could not be liable to tax on the gain or – as regards a foreign institution – be instrumental in the gain being taken into account for the purposes of section 740 of ICTA – see section 468); or
the rights are held in any other circumstances excluding those already taken into account under sections 465 (where an individual is liable) or 466(1) (where personal representatives are liable), or under section 547(1)(b) of ICTA (where a company is liable).
1875.The trustees of both charitable trusts and non-charitable trusts are liable where condition D applies.
1876.See also section 546 (table of provisions subject to special rules for older policies and contracts).