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6For paragraphs 11 to 17, and the italic heading before those paragraphs, substitute—

The payment method

11(1)Where a CT exit charge payment plan is entered into the ECPP tax is due in 6 instalments of equal amounts as follows—

(a)the first instalment is due on the first day after the period of 9 months beginning immediately after the end of the migration accounting period, and

(b)the other 5 instalments are due one on each of the first 5 anniversaries of that day.

(2)But see paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 for circumstances in which all or part of the outstanding balance of the ECPP tax becomes due otherwise than by those instalments.

All of outstanding balance due

12(1)Where an event mentioned in subparagraph (2) occurs, the outstanding balance of the ECPP tax is due on the date on which the next instalment of that tax would otherwise have been due.

(2)The events are—

(a)the company becoming insolvent or entering administration,

(b)the appointment of a liquidator,

(c)an event under the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom corresponding to an event specified in paragraph (a) or (b),

(d)the company ceasing to be resident in a relevant EEA state and, on so ceasing, not becoming resident in another relevant EEA state, or

(e)the company failing to pay any amount of the ECPP tax for a period of 12 months after the date on which the amount becomes due.

All of outstanding balance attributable to particular exit charge asset or liability due

13(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)a trigger event occurs in relation to an exit charge asset or liability during the instalments period, and

(b)a trigger event has not previously occurred in relation to that asset or liability during that period.

(2)A trigger event occurs in relation to a TCGA or trading stock exit charge asset or an intangible exit charge asset if the company—

(a)disposes of the asset, or

(b)ceases to hold the asset for the purposes of a business carried on by the company in a relevant EEA state and, on so ceasing, does not begin to hold it for the purposes of another such business.

(3)A trigger event occurs in relation to a financial exit charge asset or liability if the company—

(a)ceases to be a party to the loan relationship or derivative contract in question, or

(b)ceases to be a party to the loan relationship or derivative contract in question for the purposes of a business carried on by the company in a relevant EEA state and, on so ceasing, does not begin to be a party to it for the purposes of another such business.

(4)On the occurrence of the trigger event an amount of the ECPP tax is due.

(5)The amount due is—

Where—

  • “A” is the amount of ECPP tax attributable to the exit charge asset or liability (see paragraph 10(6)),

  • “B” is the amount of ECPP tax that has previously become due under paragraph 14 by reason of a partial trigger event occurring in relation to the exit charge asset or liability,

  • “O” is the amount of ECPP tax that is outstanding at the time of the trigger event, and

  • “T” is the amount of ECPP tax.

(6)In this paragraph and paragraph 14 “the instalments period” means the period—

(a)beginning immediately after—

(i)the company ceases to be resident in the United Kingdom (in the case of a Part 1 company), or

(ii)the occurrence of the PE qualifying event in respects of the asset or liability concerned (in the case of a Part 2 company), and

(b)ending with the day on which the final instalment of the ECPP tax is due under paragraph 11.

Part of outstanding balance attributable to particular exit charge asset or liability due

14(1)This paragraph applies if—

(a)a partial trigger event occurs in relation to an exit charge asset or liability during the instalments period, and

(b)a trigger event has not previously occurred in relation to that asset or liability during that period.

(2)A partial trigger event occurs in relation to a TCGA or trading stock exit charge asset if the company disposes of part (but not all) of the asset.

(3)A partial trigger event occurs in relation to a financial exit charge asset or liability if there is a disposal of a right or liability under the loan relationship or derivative contract in question which amounts to a related transaction (as defined in section 304 or 596 of CTA 2009 as the case may be).

(4)A partial trigger event occurs in relation to an intangible exit charge asset if there is a transaction which results in a reduction in the accounting value of the asset but not in the asset ceasing to be recognised in the company’s balance sheet.

(5)On the occurrence of the partial trigger event an amount of the outstanding ECPP tax is due.

(6)The amount due is the amount that is just and reasonable having regard to the amount that would have been due had a trigger event occurred in relation to the exit charge asset or liability instead.

(7)In this paragraph “trigger event” has the same meaning as in paragraph 13.

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