Amendments proposed to the Finance Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Paul Boateng

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*Clause     127,     page     112,     leave out lines 40 to 44.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

160

*Clause     127,     page     113,     line     35,     leave out from 'machinery' to end of line 36.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

161

*Clause     127,     page     113,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '( )   Plant or machinery is not the subject of a lease and finance leaseback for the purposes of this section in any case where the condition in subsection (6)(c) is met only because of an election under section 199 made before 18 May 2004.'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

162

*Clause     127,     page     113,     line     46,     at end insert—

          '228G   Leaseback not accounted for as finance lease in accounts of lessee
          (1)   Sections 228B and 228C are subject to this section in their application in relation to a leaseback that is not accounted for as a finance lease in the accounts of the lessee.

          (2)   Subsection (3) applies where the leaseback is accounted for as a finance lease in the accounts of a person connected with the lessee; and in that subsection "relevant calculation" means the calculation of—

          (a) the permitted maximum for the purposes of section 228B, or

          (b) the amount by which the income or profits of the lessee are to be increased in accordance with section 228C.

          (3)   Where an amount that falls to be used for the purposes of a relevant calculation—

          (a) cannot be ascertained by reference to the lessee's accounts because the leaseback is not accounted for as a finance lease in those accounts, but

          (b) can be ascertained by reference to the connected person's accounts for one or more periods,

        that amount as ascertained by reference to the connected person's accounts shall be used for the purposes of the relevant calculation.

          (4)   Subsections (5) and (6) apply in a case where the leaseback is not accounted for as a finance lease in the accounts of a person connected with the lessee.

          (5)   Sections 228B and 228C do not apply in relation to the leaseback.

          (6)   If the term of the leaseback begins on or after 18 May 2004 then, for the purposes of income tax or corporation tax, the income or profits of the lessee from the relevant qualifying activity for the period of account during which the term of the leaseback begins shall be increased by—

          (a) the net consideration for the purposes of section 228C(3) (in the case of a sale and finance leaseback), or

          (b) the consideration referred to in section 228F(6)(b) (in the case of a lease and finance leaseback).

          (7)   For the purposes of this section the leaseback is accounted for as a finance lease in a person's accounts if—

          (a) the leaseback falls, under generally accepted accounting practice, to be treated in that person's accounts as a finance lease or loan, or

          (b) in a case where the leaseback is comprised in other arrangements, those arrangements fall, under generally accepted accounting practice, to be so treated.'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

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*Clause     127,     page     114,     leave out line 1 and insert—

    '228H   Sections 228A to 228G: supplementary'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

164

*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     2,     leave out '228F' and insert '228G'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

165

*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     3,     leave out 'current' and insert 'net'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

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*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     25,     leave out '228F' and insert '228G'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

167

*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     33,     leave out '228F' and insert '228G'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

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*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     37,     at end insert—

          '228J     Plant or machinery subject to further operating lease
          (1)   This section applies where—

          (a) plant or machinery is the subject of—

          (i) a sale and finance leaseback, or

          (ii) a lease and finance leaseback, and

          (b) some or all of the plant or machinery becomes, while the subject of the leaseback, also the subject of a lease in relation to which the following conditions are met—

          (i) the term of the lease begins on or after 18 May 2004;

          (ii) S, or a person connected with S, is the lessee under the lease;

          (iii) the lease is not accounted for as a finance lease in the accounts of the lessee.

          (2)   For the purpose of income tax or corporation tax, in calculating the lessee's income or profits for a period of account the amount deducted in respect of amounts payable under the operating lease shall not exceed the relevant amount.

          (3)   Subsections (4) and (5) apply in relation to the calculation of the lessor's income or profits for a period of account for the purpose of income tax or corporation tax.

          (4)   Where—

          (a) an amount receivable in respect of the lessor's interest under the operating lease falls to be taken into account in that calculation, and

          (b) that amount is reduced by an amount due to the lessee under the operating lease,

        that reduction shall be disregarded when taking the amount receivable into account.

          (5)   The amounts receivable in respect of the lessor's interest under the operating lease that fall to be taken into account in that calculation may be disregarded to the extent that they exceed the relevant amount (whether or not subsection (4) applies).

          (6)   Where only some of the plant or machinery is the subject of the operating lease, subsections (2) to (5) shall apply subject to such apportionments as may be just and reasonable.

          (7)   For the purposes of this section a lease is accounted for as a finance lease in a person's accounts if—

          (a) the lease falls, under generally accepted accounting practice, to be treated in that person's accounts as a finance lease or loan, or

          (b) in a case where the lease is comprised in other arrangements, those arrangements fall, under generally accepted accounting practice, to be so treated.

          (8)   In this section—

      "lease and finance leaseback" has the meaning given in section 228F;"lessee" means the lessee under the operating lease;"lessor" means the lessor under the operating lease;"operating lease" means the lease referred to in subsection (1)(b);"relevant amount" means an amount equal to the permitted maximum under section 228B as it applies in relation to the leaseback."'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

169

*Clause     127,     page     114,     line     38,     leave out '228G' and insert '228J'.


   

Mr Paul Boateng

170

*Schedule     23,     page     391,     line     5,     after 'subject to' insert 'paragraphs 2 to 8 of'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

171

*Schedule     23,     page     391,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( ) Paragraph 8A of this Schedule makes provision in relation to the taxation of chargeable gains where an existing leaseback terminates.'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

172

*Schedule     23,     page     391,     leave out line 28 and insert—

'Basic Amount x (National Rental Deduction Deductible Excess)
   National Rental Deduction'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

173

*Schedule     23,     page     392,     line     34,     at end insert—

     '(1) Section 228C applies subject to this paragraph where—

            (a)   the existing leaseback terminates otherwise than by expiry of its term, and

            (b)   the amount calculated in accordance with section 228C(3) exceeds the relevant cap.

    (2) In determining the amount by which income or profits are to be increased under section 228C(2), the amount calculated in accordance with section 228C(3) shall be disregarded to the extent that it exceeds the relevant cap.

    (3) The relevant cap is—

'(Original Consideration-Relevant Rentals)    x    Net Consideration
                   Original Consideration'.

    where—

"Original Consideration" has the same meaning as in section 228B;

"Relevant Rentals" means—

(a)     the pre-commencement rentals, minus(b)     the total of—(i)     finance charges shown in the accounts for periods that end before 17 March 2004, and(ii)     the appropriate proportion of finance charges shown in the accounts for the transitional period of account;"Net Consideration" has the same meaning as in section 228C.'.    

Mr Paul Boateng

174

*Schedule     23,     page     393,     leave out lines 15 to 17 and insert—

    '(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) there is a taxable disposal if, during the period of six years beginning with the date of termination of the leaseback—

            (a)   the whole of the plant or machinery is the subject of a disposal event (within the meaning of Part 2), or

            (b)   part of the plant or machinery is the subject of such a disposal event.'.

   

Mr Paul Boateng

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*Schedule     23,     page     393,     line     22,     leave out from 'shall be' to ' "Disposal' in line 26 and insert '—

            (i) in a case falling within sub-paragraph (2)(b), the relevant fraction of the amount calculated in accordance with section 228C(3), or

            (ii) in a case falling within sub-paragraph (3)(b), the relevant fraction of the section 226 restriction.

      (6) In sub-paragraph (5)(b)(i) and (ii) "relevant fraction" means—

(Disposal Proceeds—Restricted Qualifying Expenditure)
(Lessee Acquisition Expenditure—Restricted Qualifying Expenditure)

        where'.

 
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