Section 281: Valuation where market value taken into account under section 2 of OTA 1975
958.This section specifies that where the market value of oil is included in the calculation of profits for PRT purposes by OTA 1975 in place of the actual sale price, the same price applies for corporation tax. It is based on section 493(1) of ICTA.
959.The market value applies to both the seller and the purchaser. The section therefore retains the term “person” rather than “company” as the other party may not necessarily be a company. The market value is derived by way of a comprehensive scheme put in place for PRT purposes – see in particular section 2 of and Schedule 3 to OTA 1975.
960.The corresponding rule for income tax is section 225F of ITTOIA (inserted by Schedule 1 to TIOPA).