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Finance Act 2016

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43Receipts from intellectual property: diverted profits tax

(1)Part 3 of FA 2015 (diverted profits tax) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 79 (charge to tax), at the end insert—

(6)But banking surcharge profits and notional banking surcharge profits, to the extent that they are determined by reference to notional PE profits (or what would have been notional PE profits) for an accounting period, do not include any amount which is (or would have been) included in notional PE profits for that period by virtue of section 88(5)(b).

(3)In section 88 (which relates to the calculation of taxable diverted profits), for subsection (5) substitute—

(5)Notional PE profits”, in relation to an accounting period, means an amount equal to the sum of—

(a)the amount of profits (if any) which would have been the chargeable profits of the foreign company for that period, attributable (in accordance with sections 20 to 32 of CTA 2009) to the avoided PE, had the avoided PE been a permanent establishment in the United Kingdom through which the foreign company carried on the trade mentioned in section 86(1)(b), and

(b)an amount equal to the total of royalties or other sums which are paid by the foreign company during that period in connection with that trade in circumstances where the payment avoids the application of section 906 of ITA 2007 (duty to deduct tax).

(5A)For the purposes of subsection (5)(b) a payment of a royalty or other sum avoids the application of section 906 of ITA 2007 if—

(a)that section does not apply in relation to the payment, but

(b)that section would have applied in relation to the payment had the avoided PE been a permanent establishment in the United Kingdom through which the foreign company carried on the trade mentioned in section 86(1)(b).

(4)In section 100 (credit for UK or foreign tax on same profits), for the heading substitute “Credits for tax on the same profits”.

(5)In section 100, after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Subsection (2)(b) does not allow a credit against a liability to diverted profits tax if or to the extent that the liability arises by virtue of section 88(5)(b) (payments of royalties etc).

(6)In section 100, after subsection (4) insert—

(4A)Subsection (4B) applies where—

(a)a company’s notional PE profits for an accounting period include an amount under section 88(5)(b) determined by reference to a royalty or other sum,

(b)the company’s liability to diverted profits tax for the accounting period is determined by reference to taxable diverted profits calculated under section 91(4) or (5), and

(c)those taxable diverted profits include an amount of relevant taxable income referred to in section 91(4)(b) or (5)(b) determined by reference to the same royalty or other sum.

(4B)A credit equal to the company’s liability to diverted profits tax for that accounting period which arises by virtue of section 88(5)(b) in respect of the royalty or other sum, to the extent that it is included in relevant taxable income for the purposes of section 91(4)(b) or (5)(b), is allowed against the company’s total liability to diverted profits tax for that period.

(4C)Subsection (4D) applies where—

(a)by reason of the payment of a royalty or other sum a company’s liability to diverted profits tax for an accounting period includes liability arising by virtue of section 88(5)(b),

(b)the royalty or other sum is paid to a person who is resident in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, and

(c)under any relevant provision relief would have been due to that person had the avoided PE been a permanent establishment in the United Kingdom through which the company carried on the trade mentioned in section 86(1)(b).

(4D)Such credit as is just and reasonable having regard to the amount of the relief referred to in subsection (4C)(c) is allowed against the company’s liability to diverted profits tax.

(4E)In subsection (4C)(c) “relevant provision” means—

(a)the provision of a double taxation arrangement (as defined by section 2(4) of TIOPA 2010), or

(b)section 758 of ITTOIA 2005 (exemption for certain interest and royalty payments).

(7)The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to accounting periods ending on or after 28 June 2016.

(8)For the purposes of section 88(5)(b) of FA 2015 as substituted by this section, a royalty or other sum which would not otherwise be regarded as paid during an accounting period ending on or after 28 June 2016 is to be regarded as so paid if—

(a)for the purposes of section 906 of ITA 2007 it is regarded as paid on a date during that period by virtue of section 40(6), or

(b)for the purposes of section 577A(1) of ITTOIA 2005 it is regarded as paid on a date during that period by virtue of section 42(5).

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