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Holdings in OEICs, unit trusts and offshore funds treated as creditor relationship rightsU.K.

490Holdings in OEICs, unit trusts and offshore funds treated as creditor relationship rightsU.K.

(1)This section applies if—

(a)at any time in an accounting period of a company it holds—

(i)any shares in an open-ended investment company,

(ii)any rights under a unit trust scheme, or

(iii)[F1an interest] in an offshore fund, and

(b)there is a time in the period when that company, scheme or fund fails to meet the qualifying investments test (see section 493).

(2)The Corporation Tax Acts have effect for the accounting period in accordance with subsections (3) and (4) as if the relevant holding were rights under a creditor relationship of the company.

(3)The credits and debits to be brought into account for the purposes of Part 5 in respect of the company's relevant holdings are to be determined on the basis of fair value accounting.

(4)But a credit relating to distributions of an open-ended investment company or authorised unit trust which become due and payable in an accounting period is only to be brought into account for that period if they are interest distributions.

(5)In subsection (4) “interest distributions” has the meaning given by regulations made under section 17(3) of F(No.2)A 2005.

(6)In this section and sections 491 and 492 “relevant holding” means a holding within subsection (1)(a).

(7)[F2But the following are not treated as such a holding—

(a)arrangements] that are investment bond arrangements for the purposes of Chapter 6 of this Part or are within section 48A of FA 2005 (alternative finance arrangements: alternative finance investment bond: introduction) [F3, and

(b)a holding in an offshore fund (including a unit trust which is also an offshore fund) if the income arising to the fund is treated as the income of the company]

(8)See section 18(2)(c)(i) of F(No.2)A 2005 (section 17(3): specific powers) for the power to modify “relevant holding” for the purposes of this section and section 492 by regulations under section 17(3) of that Act (regulations about authorised unit trusts and OEICS).

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F1Words in s. 490(1)(a)(iii) substituted (with effect in accordance with art. 1(2)(3) Sch. 1 of the amending S.I.) by The Offshore Funds (Tax) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/3001), regs. 1(1), 131(3)

F2Words in s. 490(7) substituted (27.5.2011) (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Offshore Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1211), regs. 1(1), 45(a)

F3Words in s. 490(7) substituted (27.5.2011) (with effect in accordance with reg. 1(2) of the amending S.I.) by The Offshore Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1211), regs. 1(1), 45(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 490 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 2006/694, reg. 69Z64 (as inserted (1.9.2009) by The Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2036), regs. 1, 24)

491Holding coming within section 490: opening valuationsU.K.

(1)This section applies if—

(a)a relevant holding is held by a company both—

(i)at the end of one accounting period (“the first period”), and

(ii)at the beginning of the next (“the second period”), and

(b)section 490 applies to the holding for the second period but not the first period.

(2)For the purposes of section 490(3), the opening value of the holding as at the beginning of the second period is taken to be equal to its market value for the purposes of TCGA 1992 immediately before the end of the first period (see section 272 of that Act).

492Disregard of investments made and liabilities incurred with avoidance intention etcU.K.

(1)In determining the credits and debits in respect of a company's relevant holdings under section 490(3), amounts relating to any investment or liability of the open-ended investment company, unit trust scheme or offshore fund must be left out of account if—

(a)the investment was made, or the liability was incurred, with the relevant avoidance intention, or

(b)any transaction or series of transactions was entered into in relation to the investment or liability with that intention.

(2)The relevant avoidance intention is the intention of—

(a)eliminating or reducing the credits to be brought into account for the purposes of Part 5 or this Part as respects the company's relevant holdings, or

(b)creating or increasing the debits to be so brought into account.

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