Section 523: Payments from other charities: income tax liability and exemption
1564.This section imposes a charge to tax on certain payments made by a charity to a charitable trust, to prevent charities avoiding the operation of the restrictions on exemptions by routeing non-charitable expenditure through other charities. It is based on section 505(1) to (2) of ICTA.
1565.This section imposes a freestanding charge to income tax on payments, unlike the source legislation which operates by treating the payments as annual payments. It also sets out the exemption which will normally apply if the charitable trust uses the payments for charitable purposes.
1566.Subsection (6) makes it clear that section 494, which is based on section 687 of ICTA and deals with the grossing up of discretionary payments from trusts, takes precedence over this section where applicable.