Section 534: Exemption for transactions in deposits
1612.This section provides an exemption for profits arising from transactions in certificates of deposit, and for transactions in deposit rights where there is no certificate but the person entitled to the right can call for the issue of a certificate. It is based on sections 56(3) and 56A(1), (3) and (4) of ICTA.
1613.The Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) (Eligible Debt Securities) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/1633) provides for “eligible debt securities”, which are securities held in a dematerialised system. A paper certificate cannot be issued in respect of these securities. The statutory instrument assimilates these, in the Tax Acts, to certificates of deposit. This section makes explicit the treatment of these eligible debt securities.
1614.Subsection (2) specifies that the exemption applies to the extent that profits or gains are applied to charitable purposes.