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Finance Act 2014

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Offshore funds

289Undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities and alternative investment funds

(1)Section 363A of TIOPA 2010 (residence of offshore funds which are undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities) is amended as follows.

(2)For subsections (1) and (2) substitute—

(1)This section applies to—

(a)a UCITS which is authorised in a foreign country or territory pursuant to Article 5 of the UCITS Directive, and

(b)an AIF which is authorised or registered in a foreign country or territory, or is not authorised or registered but has its registered office in a foreign country or territory,

unless the UCITS or AIF is an excluded entity.

(2)If the UCITS or AIF is a body corporate which (apart from this section) would be treated as resident in the United Kingdom for the purposes of any enactment (within the meaning of section 354) relating to income tax, corporation tax or capital gains tax, the body corporate is instead to be treated as if it were not resident in the United Kingdom.

(2A)A UCITS or AIF is “an excluded entity” if it—

(a)is a unit trust scheme the trustees of which are UK resident,

(b)is resident in the United Kingdom by virtue of section 14 of CTA 2009,

(c)is, or has been, an investment trust with respect to an accounting period, or

(d)is or has been—

(i)a company UK REIT in relation to an accounting period, or

(ii)a member of a group of companies at a time when the group is or was a group UK REIT in relation to an accounting period.

(2B)The Treasury may, by regulations, modify this section so as to—

(a)add a description of UCITS or AIF as an excluded entity,

(b)provide that a description of UCITS or AIF is no longer an excluded entity, or

(c)vary a description of an excluded entity.

(3)In subsection (3), for “offshore fund” substitute “UCITS or AIF”.

(4)In subsection (4), for the words after “section” substitute

  • AIF” has the meaning given in regulation 3 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013,

  • “foreign country or territory” means a country or territory outside the United Kingdom,

  • “investment trust with respect to an accounting period” is to be construed in accordance with section 1158 of CTA 2010,

  • “UCITS” means an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities,

  • “the UCITS Directive” means Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council,

  • “company UK REIT in relation to an accounting period” and “group UK REIT in relation to an accounting period” are to be construed in accordance with section 527 of CTA 2010.

(5)Accordingly, in TIOPA 2010—

(a)in section 1 (overview of Act), in subsection (1)(e) after “funds” insert “etc”,

(b)in the heading for Part 8, after “FUNDS” insert “ETC”, and

(c)for the heading of section 363A substitute “Residence of undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities and alterative investment funds”.

(6)The amendments made by this section are treated as having come into force on 5 December 2013.

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