Search Legislation

The Offshore Funds (Tax) Regulations 2009

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Conditions to be met by reporting funds for this Chapter to apply

Introductory

73.  (1)  A reporting fund meets the conditions for this Chapter to apply in respect of a period of account if it meets—

(a)the equivalence condition (see regulation 74), and

(b)the genuine diversity of ownership condition (see regulations 75 and 76).

(2) In this Part a “diversely owned fund” means a reporting fund in respect of which the conditions mentioned in paragraph (1) are met for a period of account.

The equivalence condition

74.  (1)  The equivalence condition is met if the fund meets condition A or B throughout the period of account.

(2) Condition A is that the fund is recognised by the Financial Services Authority within the meaning of section 264, 270 or 272 of FISMA 2000.

(3) Condition B is that the fund is a UCITS fund.

The genuine diversity of ownership condition

75.  (1)  The genuine diversity of ownership condition is met if the fund meets conditions A to C throughout the period of account.

(2) Condition A is that the fund produces documents, available to investors and to HMRC, which contain—

(a)a statement specifying the intended categories of investor,

(b)an undertaking that interests in the fund will be widely available, and

(c)an undertaking that interests in the fund will be marketed and made available in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (4)(a).

(3) Condition B is—

(a)that the specification of the intended categories of investor do not have a limiting or deterrent effect, and

(b)that any other terms or conditions governing participation in the fund do not have a limiting or deterrent effect.

(4) Condition C is—

(a)that interests in the fund must be marketed and made available—

(i)sufficiently widely to reach the intended categories of investors, and

(ii)in a manner appropriate to attract those categories of investors, and

(b)that a person who falls within one of the intended categories of investors can, upon request to the manager of this fund, obtain information about the fund and acquire units in it.

The genuine diversity of ownership condition: further provisions

76.  (1)  For the purposes of regulation 75(3) a limiting or deterring effect means an effect which—

(a)limits investors to a limited number of specific persons or specific groups of connected persons, or

(b)deters a reasonable investor falling within one of the intended categories of investor from investing in the fund.

(2) Condition C (see regulation 75(4) shall be treated as being met even if at the relevant time the fund has no capacity to receive additional investments, unless—

(a)the capacity of the fund to receive investments in it is fixed by the fund documents (or otherwise), and

(b)a pre-determined number of specific persons or specific groups of connected persons make investments in the fund which collectively exhausts all, or substantially all, of that capacity.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation—

(a)sections 993 and 994 of ITA 2007 (connected persons) apply in the case of a person chargeable to income tax, and

(b)section 839 of ICTA(1) (connected persons) applies in the case of a person chargeable to corporation tax.

(1)

Section 839 was amended by paragraph 20 of Schedule 17 to the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4), paragraph 25 of Schedule 13 to the Finance Act 2006 (c. 25), paragraph 223 of Schedule 1 to the Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3) and by S.I. 1988/745 and 2005/3229.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources