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Finance Act 2016

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Meaning of “involving offshore activity” and related expressions

2(1)This paragraph has effect for the purposes of this Schedule.

(2)Conduct involves offshore activity if it involves—

(a)an offshore matter,

(b)an offshore transfer, or

(c)a relevant offshore asset move.

(3)Conduct involves an offshore matter if it results in a potential loss of revenue that is charged on or by reference to—

(a)income arising from a source in a territory outside the United Kingdom,

(b)assets situated or held in a territory outside the United Kingdom,

(c)activities carried on wholly or mainly in a territory outside the United Kingdom, or

(d)anything having effect as if it were income, assets or activities of the kind described above.

(4)Where the tax at stake is inheritance tax, assets are treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) as situated or held in a territory outside the United Kingdom if they are so held or situated immediately after the transfer of value by reason of which inheritance tax becomes chargeable.

(5)Conduct involves an offshore transfer if—

(a)it does not involve an offshore matter,

(b)it is deliberate (whether or not concealed) and results in a potential loss of revenue,

(c)the condition set out in paragraph 4AA of Schedule 24 to FA 2007 is satisfied.

(6)Conduct involves a relevant offshore asset move if at a time when Q is the beneficial owner of an asset (“the qualifying time”)—

(a)the asset ceases to be situated or held in a specified territory and becomes situated or held in a non-specified territory,

(b)the person who holds the asset ceases to be resident in a specified territory and becomes resident in a non-specified territory, or

(c)there is a change in the arrangements for the ownership of the asset,

and Q remains the beneficial owner of the asset, or any part of it, immediately after the qualifying time.

(7)Paragraphs 4(2) to (4) of Schedule 21 to FA 2015 apply for the purposes of sub-paragraph (6) above as they apply for purposes of paragraph 4 of that Schedule.

(8)In sub-paragraph (6) above, “specified territory” has the same meaning as in paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 21 to FA 2015.

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