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549Distributions: supplementaryU.K.
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(1)Section 548 does not apply in relation to a shareholder so far as the shareholder—

(a)is a person who is charged to tax under Part 3 of CTA 2009 (trading income) in respect of distributions made by companies that are received in the course of a trade not consisting of insurance business,

(b)is a dealer in securities who is charged to income tax under Part 2 of ITTOIA 2005 (trading income) in respect of distributions made by companies,

(c)is an individual member of Lloyd's (within the meaning given by section 184(1) of FA 1993) and the distribution is made in respect of assets forming part of—

(i)a premium trust fund of the member (within the meaning given by section 174 of FA 1993), or

(ii)an ancillary trust fund of the member (within the meaning given by section 176 of that Act), or

(d)is a corporate member of Lloyd's (within the meaning given by section 230(1) of FA 1994) and the distribution is made in respect of assets forming part of—

(i)a premium trust fund belonging to the member (within the meaning given by section 222 of FA 1994), or

(ii)an ancillary trust fund belonging to the member (within the meaning given by section 223 of that Act).

F1(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F2(2A) Sections 409 to [F3413A] of ITTOIA 2005 (stock dividend income from UK resident companies) do not apply to relevant distributions received by a shareholder [F4so far as they are distributions of exempt profits] . ]

(3)Relevant distribution” means—

(a)in the case of a group UK REIT, a distribution from the principal company of the group of amounts shown in the financial statement under section 532(2)(a) (statement of group's property rental business) as—

(i)profits or gains (or both) of UK members of the group, or

(ii)profits or gains (or both) of UK property rental business of non-UK members of the group, and

(b)in the case of a company UK REIT, a distribution from the company in respect of profits or gains (or both) of its property rental business.

[F5(3A)Relevant distribution” does not include a distribution falling within section 549A(6) or (8) so far as the distribution is a distribution of exempt profits.]

(4)Relevant distributions received by a shareholder [F6(so far as they are distributions of exempt profits)] are to be treated for the purposes of section 548(5) and (6) as the profits of a single business (irrespective of whether the shareholder receives different distributions in different capacities).

(5)That single business is separate from—

(a)any other UK property business (within the meaning given by section 205 of CTA 2009) carried on by the shareholder,

(b)any other UK property business (within the meaning given by section 264 of ITTOIA 2005) carried on by the shareholder,

(c)any overseas property business (within the meaning given by section 206 of CTA 2009) carried on by the shareholder, and

(d)any overseas property business (within the meaning given by section 265 of ITTOIA 2005) carried on by the shareholder.

(6)If a shareholder is a partnership, subsection (4) applies to receipts by a partner of a share of any distribution as it applies to receipts by a shareholder.

Textual Amendments

F1S. 549(2) omitted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 1 para. 73 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2016 (c. 24), Sch. 1 para. 32(2)

F2S. 549(2A) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 4 para. 12 of the amending Act) by Finance (No. 3) Act 2010 (c. 33), Sch. 4 para. 5

F3Word in s. 549(2A) substituted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 1 para. 73 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2016 (c. 24), Sch. 1 para. 32(3)

F4Words in s. 549(2A) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 6(2)

F5S. 549(3A) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 6(3)

F6Words in s. 549(4) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 19 para. 13(2)-(4) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 19 para. 6(4)

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