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Finance Act 1962

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8(1)Where a person disposes of shares, the shares disposed of shall be identified in accordance with the rules contained in this paragraph with the shares acquired by him which could be comprised in that disposal, and shall be so identified notwithstanding that they are otherwise identified by the disposal or by a transfer or delivery giving effect to it (but so that where a person disposes of shares in one capacity, they shall not be identified with shares which he holds or can dispose of only in some other capacity).

(2)The identification under this paragraph of the shares disposed of on any occasion shall have effect not only for determining the gain or loss accruing by reason of that disposal but for all purposes of Case VII, including its operation in relation to other disposals by the same person and, in a case where that person's acquisition of the shares is or may be relevant to the person acquiring from him, its operation in relation to the last-mentioned person.

(3)Shares disposed of on an earlier date shall be identified before shares disposed of on a later, and the identification of the shares first disposed of shall accordingly determine the shares which could be comprised in the later disposal.

(4)Shares disposed of for transfer or delivery on a particular date or in a particular period—

(a)shall not be identified with shares acquired for transfer or delivery on a later date or in a later period ; and

(b)shall be identified with shares acquired for transfer or delivery on or before that date or in or before that period, but on or after the date of the disposal, rather than with shares not so acquired.

(5)The shares disposed of shall be identified with shares not acquired as legatee rather than with shares acquired as legatee.

(6)The shares disposed of shall be identified—

(a)with shares acquired within the six months preceding the disposal (but not earlier than the tenth day of April, nineteen hundred and sixty-two) rather than with shares not so acquired, and with shares so acquired on an earlier date rather than with shares so acquired on a later ; and

(b)subject to paragraph (a) above, with shares acquired on a later date rather than with shares acquired on an earlier; and

(c)with shares acquired at different times on any one day in as nearly as may be equal proportions.

(7)The rules above contained shall have priority according to the order in which they are so contained.

(8)Notwithstanding anything in sub-paragraphs (3) to (6) above, where, under arrangements designed to postpone the transfer or delivery of shares disposed of, a person by a single bargain acquires shares for transfer or delivery on a particular date or in a particular period and disposes of them for transfer or delivery on a later date or in a later period, then—

(a)the shares disposed of by that bargain shall be identified with the shares thereby acquired ; and

(b)shares previously disposed of which, but for the operation of paragraph (a) above in relation to acquisitions for transfer or delivery on the earlier date or in the earlier period, would have been identified with the shares acquired by that bargain—

(i)shall, subject to sub-paragraph (3) above, be identified with any available shares acquired for such transfer or delivery (that is to say, any shares so acquired other than shares to which paragraph (a) above applies and other than shares with which shares disposed of for such transfer or delivery would be identified apart from this sub-paragraph) ; and

(ii)in so far as they cannot be so identified shall be treated as disposed of for transfer or delivery on the later date or in the later period above mentioned.

(9)This paragraph shall apply in relation to a disposal of any assets as it applies in relation to a disposal of shares, where the assets are of a nature to be dealt in without identifying the particular assets disposed of or acquired.

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