Section 872: Payment under lease
2579.This section specifies a necessary condition (condition A) for the Chapter to apply, namely that a tax-deductible payment is made under a lease of a relevant asset. It is based on sections 781(1) and (3) and 782(1) of ICTA.
2580.The expressions “relevant asset” and “relevant tax relief” appear in subsection (1)(a) and (b) respectively for the first time in this Chapter. They are defined in sections 885 and 886 respectively.
2581.The person entitled to a deduction by way of tax relief under section 781(1)(a) of ICTA is not necessarily the person obtaining the capital sum and charged to tax under that subsection. It follows that, if the person obtaining the capital sum is charged to corporation tax, the person entitled to a deduction by way of tax relief is not necessarily a corporation tax payer. Subsection (1)(b) of this section therefore refers to “relevant tax relief”, rather than “relevant corporation tax relief”.
2582.Subsection (2) stipulates that if Chapter 3 of this Part applies to the payment then condition A is not met (and, therefore, this Chapter does not apply to the payment). For that reason, Chapter 3 appears in this Part before this Chapter, reversing the order of the source legislation.
2583.Subsection (3) similarly stipulates that if Chapter 3 of Part 12A of ITA (the income tax provision corresponding to Chapter 3 of this Part) applies to the payment then condition A is not met (and, therefore, this Chapter does not apply to the payment). Subsection (3) is unlikely to apply in practice, but omitting it would change the law to the taxpayer’s disadvantage.
2584.Subsection (4) preserves the rule that, if the lease was created before the legislation was first introduced, receiving a capital sum after that date does not activate the legislation.