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Chapter 10U.K.Excluded assets

IntroductoryU.K.

800IntroductionU.K.

(1)This Chapter provides for the exclusion from this Part of certain assets.

(2)This Chapter provides for 3 kinds of exclusion—

(a)assets within sections 803 to 809 are wholly excluded from this Part,

(b)assets within sections 810 to 813 are excluded from this Part except as respects royalties, and

(c)assets within section 814 or 815 are excluded from this Part to the extent specified in that section.

(3)For further rules about the exclusion of assets from this Part, see—

(a)Chapter 16 (pre-FA 2002 assets etc), F1...

F1(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F1S. 800(3)(b) and the word immediately preceding it omitted (17.7.2012) by virtue of Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 16 para. 174

801Right to dispose of or acquire excluded asset also excludedU.K.

So far as an asset of any description is excluded from this Part by this Chapter, an option or other right to acquire or dispose of an asset of that description is similarly excluded.

802Effect of partial exclusionU.K.

(1)If because of any of sections 803 to 815 an asset is excluded to the extent that—

(a)it represents particular rights,

(b)it is an asset of a particular description,

(c)it is held for particular purposes, or

(d)it represents expenditure of a particular kind,

this Part applies as if there were a separate asset representing so much of the asset as is not so excluded.

(2)The other provisions of the Corporation Tax Acts apply as if there were a separate asset representing so much of the asset as is excluded.

(3)Any apportionment necessary for the purposes of this section must be made on a just and reasonable basis.

Assets wholly excluded from this PartU.K.

803Non-commercial purposes etcU.K.

This Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset so far as it is held—

(a)for a purpose that is not a business or other commercial purpose of the company, or

(b)for the purpose of activities in respect of which the company is not within the charge to corporation tax [F2, otherwise than as a result of Chapter 3A of Part 2].

Textual Amendments

F2Words in s. 803(b) inserted (19.7.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 13 paras. 6, 31

804Assets for which capital allowances previously madeU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an intangible asset of a company if conditions A, B and C are met.

(2)Condition A is that the asset falls to be treated as an intangible asset in accounts of the company.

(3)Condition B is that in a previous period of account the asset fell to be treated as a tangible asset in accounts of the company.

(4)Condition C is that an allowance under Part 2 of CAA 2001 (plant and machinery allowances) was made to the company in respect of the asset on the basis that it was a tangible asset.

805Rights over tangible assetsU.K.

This Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset so far as it represents—

(a)rights enjoyed by virtue of an estate, interest or right in or over land, or

(b)rights in relation to tangible movable property.

806Financial assetsU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to financial assets.

(2)In this Part “financial asset” has the same meaning as it has for accounting purposes.

(3)Financial asset” includes—

(a)loan relationships (see Parts 5 and 6),

(b)derivative contracts (see Part 7),

(c)contracts or policies of insurance or capital redemption policies,

[F3(ca)assets so far as they are derived from, or are referable to, contracts or policies of insurance or capital redemption policies,] and

(d)rights under a collective investment scheme within the meaning of FISMA 2000 (see section 235 of that Act).

Textual Amendments

F3S. 806(3)(ca) inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 16 para. 175

807Rights in companies, trusts etcU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an asset so far as it represents—

(a)shares or other rights in relation to the profits, governance or winding up of a company,

(b)rights under a trust, or

(c)the interest of a partner in a firm.

(2)Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to rights that for accounting purposes fall to be treated as representing an interest in trust property that is an intangible fixed asset to which this Part applies.

(3)Subsection (1)(c) does not apply to an interest that for accounting purposes falls to be treated as representing an interest in partnership property that is an intangible fixed asset to which this Part applies.

808Assets representing production expenditure on filmsU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a film production company so far as it represents production expenditure on a film to which Chapter 2 of Part 15 (taxation of activities of film production company) applies.

(2)In this section—

(a)film” has the same meaning as in Part 15 (see section 1181),

(b)film production company” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1182), and

(c)production expenditure” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1184(1)).

[F4808AAssets representing production expenditure on certain TV programmesU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a television production company so far as it represents production expenditure on a television programme to which Chapter 2 of Part 15A (taxation of activities of television production company) applies.

(2)In this section—

(a)television programme” has the same meaning as in Part 15A (see section 1216AA),

(b)television production company” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1216AE), and

(c)production expenditure” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1216AG(2)).

Textual Amendments

F4Ss. 808A, 808B inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 18 para. 23 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 18 paras. 9, 22; S.I. 2013/1817, art. 2(2); S.I. 2014/1962, art. 2(3)

808BAssets representing core expenditure on video gamesU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a video games development company so far as it represents core expenditure on a video game to which Chapter 2 of Part 15B (taxation of activities of video games development company) applies.

(2)In this section—

(a)video game” has the same meaning as in Part 15B (see section 1217AA),

(b)video games development company” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1217AB), and

(c)core expenditure” has the same meaning as in that Part (see section 1217AD).]

Textual Amendments

F4Ss. 808A, 808B inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 18 para. 23 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 18 paras. 9, 22; S.I. 2013/1817, art. 2(2); S.I. 2014/1962, art. 2(3)

809Oil licencesU.K.

(1)This Part does not apply to an oil licence or an interest in an oil licence.

[F5(1A)The reference in subsection (1) to an oil licence or an interest in an oil licence includes all goodwill, and any intangible asset, which relates to, derives from or is connected with an oil licence or an interest in an oil licence.]

(2)In [F6this section]oil licence” means a UK oil licence or a foreign oil concession.

(3)In this section—

  • UK oil licence” means a licence under—

    (a)

    Part 1 of the Petroleum Act 1998 (c. 17) (“the 1998 Act”), or

    (b)

    the Petroleum Production (Northern Ireland) Act 1964 (c. 28 (N.I.)) (“the 1964 Act”),

    authorising the winning of oil, and

  • foreign oil concession” means any right that—

    (a)

    is a right to search for or win oil that exists in its natural condition in a place to which neither the 1998 Act nor the 1964 Act applies, and

    (b)

    is conferred or exercisable (whether or not under a licence) in relation to a particular area.

(4)In [F7this section]interest in an oil licence” includes any entitlement under an agreement to, or to a share of, oil or the proceeds of its sale if the agreement—

(a)relates to oil from the whole or a part of the licensed area, and

(b)was made before the extraction of the oil to which it relates.

(5)In subsection (4)(a) “licensed area” means—

(a)in relation to a UK oil licence, the area to which the licence applies, and

(b)in relation to a foreign oil concession, the area in relation to which the right to search for or win oil is conferred or exercisable under the concession.

(6)In this section “oil”—

(a)in relation to a UK oil licence, means any substance won or capable of being won under the authority of a licence granted under Part 1 of the 1998 Act or the 1964 Act, other than methane gas won in the course of making and keeping mines safe, and

(b)in relation to a foreign oil concession, means any petroleum (as defined in section 1 of the 1998 Act).

Textual Amendments

F5S. 809(1A) inserted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with s. 62(5)(6) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 62(2)

F6Words in s. 809(2) substituted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with s. 62(5)(6) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 62(3)

F7Words in s. 809(4) substituted (19.7.2011) (with effect in accordance with s. 62(5)(6) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), s. 62(4)

Assets excluded from this Part except as respects royaltiesU.K.

810Mutual trade or businessU.K.

(1)Except as respects royalties, this Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset so far as it is held for the purposes of any mutual trade or business.

F8(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F8S. 810(2) omitted (17.7.2012) by virtue of Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 16 para. 176

811Sound recordingsU.K.

(1)Except as respects royalties, this Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a company so far as it represents expenditure by the company on the production or acquisition of the master version of a sound recording.

(2)For this purpose—

(a)sound recording” does not include a film soundtrack,

(b)master version” means master tape or master audio disc of the recording, and

(c)references to the master version include any rights in the master version that are held or acquired with it.

No commentary item could be found for this reference M_C_0884f324-f0c4-47c7-ea08-7a521e3944ea812Master versions of filmsU.K.

(1)Except as respects royalties, this Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a company so far as it represents expenditure by the company—

(a)on the production of the original master version of a film that began principal photography before 1 January 2007, or

(b)on the acquisition before 1 October 2007 of such an original master version.

(2)In this section—

(a)film” has the same meaning as in Part 15 (see section 1181),

(b)original master version” means the original negative, tape or disc, and

(c)references to the original master version of a film include—

(i)the original master version of the film soundtrack, if any, and

(ii)any rights in the original master version that are held or acquired with it.

813Computer software treated as part of cost of related hardwareU.K.

Except as respects royalties, this Part does not apply to an intangible fixed asset held by a company so far as it represents expenditure by the company on computer software that falls to be treated for accounting purposes as part of the costs of the related hardware.

Assets excluded from this Part to the extent specifiedU.K.

814Research and developmentU.K.

(1)This section applies to an intangible fixed asset held by a company so far as it represents expenditure by the company on research and development.

(2)Chapter 2 (credits in respect of intangible fixed assets) does not apply to the asset, except for—

(a)section 721 (receipts recognised as they accrue), and

(b)section 722 (receipts in respect of royalties so far as not dealt with under section 721).

(3)Chapter 3 (debits in respect of intangible fixed assets) does not apply to the asset, except for section 732 (debit on reversal of previous accounting gain) so far as that section relates to credits previously brought into account under section 721 or 722.

(4)Chapter 4 (realisation of intangible fixed assets) applies to the asset as if its cost did not include any expenditure on research and development.

(5)In this section “research and development” has the meaning given by [F9section 1138 of CTA 2010] and includes oil and gas exploration and appraisal.

Textual Amendments

F9Words in s. 814(5) substituted (with effect in accordance with s. 1184(1) of the amending Act) by Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c. 4), s. 1184(1), Sch. 1 para. 654 (with Sch. 2)

815Election to exclude capital expenditure on softwareU.K.

(1)If a company so elects in respect of capital expenditure by the company on computer software, this section applies to an intangible fixed asset held by the company so far as it represents the expenditure.

(2)Chapter 2 (credits in respect of intangible fixed assets) does not apply to the asset, except for—

(a)section 721 (receipts recognised as they accrue), and

(b)section 722 (receipts in respect of royalties so far as not dealt with under section 721).

(3)Chapter 3 (debits in respect of intangible fixed assets) does not apply to the asset, except for section 732 (debit on reversal of previous accounting gain) so far as that section relates to credits previously brought into account under section 721 or 722.

(4)Chapter 4 (realisation of intangible fixed assets) applies as if the cost of the asset did not include any expenditure in respect of which an election under this section has been made.

(5)A credit is required to be brought into account under this Part in respect of the asset only so far as the receipts to which the credit relates are not taken into account in calculating disposal values under section 72 of CAA 2001.

(6)The references in this section and section 816—

(a)to capital expenditure, and

(b)to the time when such expenditure is incurred,

have the same meaning as if this section were in CAA 2001.

(7)Section 816 makes further provision about elections under this section.

F10(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F10S. 815(8) omitted (17.7.2012) by virtue of Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 16 para. 177

816Further provision about elections under section 815U.K.

(1)An election under section 815 must specify the expenditure to which it relates.

(2)The election must be made not more than 2 years after the end of the accounting period in which the expenditure was incurred.

(3)The election must be made in writing to an officer of Revenue and Customs.

(4)The election is irrevocable.

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