Section 1049: Stock dividends
3080.This section sets out the treatment of a dividend taken in shares instead of cash, and an issue of bonus shares derived from rights attaching to those shares. It is based on sections 230 and 249 of ICTA.
3081.If the value of the shares is charged to tax as income of the recipient under ITTOIA, the issue of those shares is not treated as a distribution.
3082.The section is supplemented by sections 1050 and 1051, and there are special rules in Schedule 2 for share capital issued before 6 April 1975.
3083.Section 249(3) of ICTA is not rewritten as it is no longer needed. It introduces specific rules for income tax where two or more persons are entitled to the share capital that has been issued and provides how those rules are applied in such a case. This provision is already made for income tax by section 413(5) of ITTOIA, for the purposes of the rules in Chapter 5 of Part 4 of that Act, and has no effect for corporation tax.
3084.Schedule 1 contains consequential amendments to the provisions of ITTOIA that deal with the income tax provisions for stock dividends.