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6(1)Schedule 17A is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In paragraph 12A (agreement for lease), for sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3)Where a lease (“the actual lease”) is subsequently granted in pursuance of the agreement, the notional lease is to be treated for the purposes of this Part as if it were a lease granted—

(a)on the date the agreement was substantially performed,

(b)for a term which begins with that date and ends at the end of the term of the actual lease, and

(c)in consideration of the total rent payable over that term and any other consideration given for the notional lease or the actual lease.

(3A)Where sub-paragraph (3) applies the grant of the actual lease is disregarded for the purposes of this Part except section 81A (return or further return in consequence of later linked transaction).

(3B)For the purposes of section 81A—

(a)the grant of the notional lease and the grant of the actual lease are linked (whether or not they would be linked by virtue of section 108),

(b)the lessee under the actual lease (rather than the lessee under the notional lease) is liable for any tax or additional tax payable in respect of the notional lease as a result of sub-paragraph (3), and

(c)the reference in section 81A(1)(a) to “the purchaser under the earlier transaction” is to be read, in relation to the notional lease, as a reference to the lessee under the actual lease.

(3)In paragraph 19 (missives of let)—

(a)for sub-paragraph (2) substitute—

(2)Where in Scotland there is a lease constituted by concluded missives of let (“the first lease”) and at some later time a lease is executed (“the second lease”), the first lease is to be treated for the purposes of this Part as if it were a lease granted—

(a)on the date the missives of let were concluded,

(b)for a period which begins with that date and ends at the end of the period of the second lease, and

(c)in consideration of the total rent payable over that period and any other consideration given for the first lease or the second lease.

(2A)Where sub-paragraph (2) applies the grant of the second lease is disregarded for the purposes of this Part except section 81A (return or further return in consequence of later linked transaction).

(2B)For the purposes of section 81A—

(a)the grant of the first lease and the grant of the second lease are linked (whether or not they would be linked by virtue of section 108),

(b)the lessee under the second lease (rather than the lessee under the first lease) is liable for any tax or additional tax payable in respect of the first lease lease as a result of sub-paragraph (2), and

(c)the reference in section 81A(1)(a) to “the purchaser under the earlier transaction” is to be read, in relation to the first lease, as a reference to the lessee under the second lease.,

(b)for sub-paragraph (4) substitute—

(4)Where sub-paragraph (3) applies and at some later time a lease (“the actual lease”) is executed, this Part applies as if the notional lease were a lease granted—

(a)on the date the agreement was substantially performed,

(b)for a period which begins with that date and ends at the end of the period of the actual lease, and

(c)in consideration of the total rent payable over that period and any other consideration given for the agreement or the actual lease.

(4A)Where sub-paragraph (4) applies the grant of the second lease is disregarded for the purposes of this Part except section 81A (return or further return in consequence of later linked transaction).”

(4B)For the purposes of section 81A—

(a)the grant of the notional lease and the grant of the actual lease are linked (whether or not they would be linked by virtue of section 108),

(b)the lessee under the actual lease (rather than the lessee under the notional lease) is liable for any tax or additional tax payable in respect of the notional lease as a result of sub-paragraph (4), and

(c)the reference in section 81A(1)(a) to “the purchaser under the earlier transaction” is to be read, in relation to the notional lease, as a reference to the lessee under the actual lease.

(4)Accordingly, in Schedule 25 to FA 2006, paragraphs 4 and 5 are omitted.

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