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  • S 1217N(3) modified by 2010 c. 4 s. 357UI (as inserted) by 2015 c. 21 s. 1

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Amounts recognised in determining a company's profit or lossU.K.

597Amounts recognised in determining a company's profit or lossU.K.

(1)References in this Part to an amount recognised in determining a company's profit or loss for a period are to an amount recognised in—

(a)the company's profit and loss account, income statement or statement of comprehensive income for that period,

(b)the company's statement of total recognised gains and losses, statement of recognised income and expense, statement of changes in equity or statement of income and retained earnings for that period, or

(c)any other statement of items recognised in calculating the company's profits and losses for that period.

(2)If, in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, an amount is shown as a prior period adjustment in any statement within subsection (1), it must be brought into account for the purposes of this Part in calculating the company's profits and losses for the period to which the statement relates.

(3)Subsection (2) does not apply to an amount recognised for accounting purposes by way of correction of a fundamental error.

598Regulations about recognised amountsU.K.

(1)The Treasury may by regulations make provision—

(a)excluding amounts of a specified description from section 597(1) (amounts recognised in determining a company's profit or loss),

(b)requiring amounts of a specified description which are not within section 597(1) to be brought into account in determining a company's profit or loss for a period in specified circumstances, and

(c)as to the way in which any such amounts are to be brought into account.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), it does not matter whether the amounts are not within section 597(1) because of regulations under subsection (1)(a) or otherwise.

(3)The regulations may (in particular) make provision by reference to the fact that amounts derive from or otherwise relate to amounts brought into account in a specified way in a previous period of account.

(4)The regulations may—

(a)make different provision for different cases, and

(b)make provision subject to an election or to other specified conditions.

(5)The regulations may apply, exclude or modify any of the provisions of this Part in relation to cases for which provision is made by the regulations.

(6)The regulations may apply to periods of account beginning before they are made, but not earlier than the beginning of the calendar year in which they are made.

599Meaning of “amounts recognised for accounting purposes”U.K.

(1)If a company—

(a)draws up accounts which are not GAAP-compliant accounts, or

(b)does not draw up accounts at all,

this Part applies as if GAAP-compliant accounts had been drawn up.

(2)Accordingly, references in this Part to amounts recognised for accounting purposes include references to the amounts which would have been recognised if GAAP-compliant accounts had been drawn up for the period of account in question and any relevant earlier period.

(3)For this purpose a period of account is relevant to a later period if the accounts for the later period rely to any extent on amounts derived from the earlier period.

(4)In this section “GAAP-compliant accounts” means accounts drawn up in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

[F1599AAmounts not fully recognised for accounting purposes: introductionU.K.

(1)Section 599B applies for the purpose of determining the credits and debits which a company is to bring into account for a period for the purposes of this Part in the following case.

(2)The case is where—

(a)the company is, or is treated as, a party to a derivative contract in the period, [F2and]

[F3(b)as a result of tax avoidance arrangements to which the company is at any time a party, an amount is (in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice) not fully recognised for the period in respect of the contract.]

F4(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F4(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F4(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F4(5B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)For the purposes of this section an amount is not fully recognised for a period in respect of a contract of a company F5... if—

(a)no amount in respect of the contract F6... is recognised in determining its profit or loss for the period, or

(b)an amount is so recognised in respect of only part of the contract F6....]

[F7(7)For the purposes of this section arrangements are “tax avoidance arrangements” if the main purpose, or one of the main purposes, of any party to the arrangements, in entering into them, is to obtain a tax advantage.

(8)In subsection (7)—

(a)arrangements” includes any arrangements, scheme or understanding of any kind, whether or not legally enforceable, involving a single transaction or two or more transactions, and

(b)tax advantage” has the meaning given by section 1139 of CTA 2010.

(9)For the purposes of this section a company is to be treated as a party to a derivative contract even though it has disposed of its rights and liabilities under the contract to another person—

(a)under a repo or stock lending arrangement, or

(b)under a transaction which is treated as not involving any disposal as a result of section 26 of TCGA 1992 (mortgages and charges not to be treated as disposals).]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 599A, 599B inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 30 para. 3(3)(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2009 (c. 10), Sch. 30 para. 3(1)

F2Word in s. 599A(2)(a) inserted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(2)(a)

F3S. 599A(2)(b) substituted (19.7.2011) for s. 599A(2)(b) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(2)(b)

F4Ss. 599A(3)-(5B) omitted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(3)

F5Words in s. 599A(6) omitted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(4)(a)

F6Words in s. 599A(6)(a)(b) omitted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(4)(b)

F7Ss. 599A(7)-(9) inserted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 8(5)

[F1599BDetermination of credits and debits where amounts not fully recognisedU.K.

(1)In determining the credits and debits which a company is to bring into account for the period referred to in section 599A(1) for the purposes of this Part in respect of the derivative contract mentioned in section 599A(2), the assumption in subsection (2) is to be made.

(2)The assumption is that an amount in respect of the whole of the contract in question is recognised in determining the company's profit or loss for the period.

[F8(2A)But no debits are, as a result of this section, to be brought into account by the company in respect of the derivative contract.]

(3)The credits and debits which are to be brought into account for the purposes of this Part by the company in respect of the contract are to be determined on the basis of fair value accounting.]

[F9(4)If—

(a)the company is, or is treated as, a party to the contract at the beginning of the period referred to in section 599A(1), and

(b)the fair value of the contract at that time is greater than the carrying value of that contract at that time,

a credit of an amount equal to the difference is to be brought into account for that period for the purposes of this Part in respect of the contract.]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 599A, 599B inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 30 para. 3(3)(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2009 (c. 10), Sch. 30 para. 3(1)

F8S. 599B(2A) inserted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 9(2)

F9S. 599B(4) inserted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 13 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 4 para. 9(3)

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