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Finance Act 2012

Chapter 10

62.Chapter 10 contains the rules on transfers of long-term business.

63.Where there is a transfer of BLAGAB business, Section 128 permits the transferee to receive relief for spread acquisition expenses (see section 79) which would have become available to the transferor in a period after the transfer if the transfer had not taken place.

64.Section 129 sets out the rules for the calculation of BLAGAB trade profits of the transferor and the transferee where there is a transfer of BLAGAB business within a group or from a mutual company to a non-mutual company.

65.Section 130 provides that, when there has been a transfer of business between unconnected parties on or after 1 January 2013, the transferee will get relief for the amortisation of an asset recognising the value of future profits arising from the business acquired when that amortisation is charged to the accounts .

66.Section 131 applies sections 129 and 130 where there is a transfer of non-BLAGAB long-term business.

67.Section 132 is an anti-avoidance provision, which applies where, on or after 1 January 2013, there is a transfer of long-term business (or part of a business) and the main purpose of a company entering into one or more of the arrangements is an unallowable purpose. Where it applies, the section requires necessary steps to be taken to negate the tax advantage arising.

68.Sections 133 and 134 set out the clearance procedure by which a company can seek confirmation from HMRC that section 132 does not apply.

69.Section 135 states that whether companies are members of the same group for the purposes of Chapter 10 is to be determined in accordance with section 170(2) to (11) of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

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