Section 614B: Arrangements to which this Chapter applies
820.This section describes the leasing arrangements that fall within Chapter 2. It is based on paragraphs 1(1) and 2(1) of Schedule 12 to FA 1997.
821.The arrangements fall within the Chapter if they involve the lease of any property or rights (see subsection (1) and the definition of “asset” in section 614DG).
822.The Chapter is only capable of applying if two conditions are met. First, the arrangements must fall to be treated under GAAP as a finance lease or loan (see subsection (2)). Second, it is necessary that some or all of the lessor’s return on investment in respect of the finance lease or loan is not in the form of rent and would not, apart from Part 11A of ITA or Part 21 of CTA 2010, be brought into account for tax purposes as rent (see subsection (3)).
823.References to Part 21 of CTA 2010 and to tax purposes (rather than only income tax purposes) have been included in subsection (3) to ensure that the division between that Part and Part 11A of ITA works as intended.
824.The Chapter is capable of applying to arrangements entered into before the commencement date of Schedule 12 to FA 1997 (see subsection (4)(a) and the commentary on section 614BX).