Amendments proposed to the Finance Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

NS2

To move the following Schedule:—

'Non-uk schemes: application of certain charges

      Member payment charges

    (1) For the purposes of the member payment charges the member payment provisions apply in relation to payments made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of—

            (a)   a relieved member of a relevant non-UK scheme, or

            (b)   a transfer member of such a scheme,

    as in relation to payments made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of a member of a registered pension scheme.

    (2) Sub-paragraph (1) has effect subject to the provision made by and under paragraphs 2 to 7.

    (3) "The member payment charges" are—

            (a)   the unauthorised payments charge,

            (b)   the unauthorised payments surcharge,

            (c)   the short service refund lump sum charge,

            (d)   the special lump sum death benefits charge, and

            (e)   the charges under sections 636B and 636C of ITEPA 2003 (trivial commutation and winding-up lump sums and lump sum death benefits) (inserted by Schedule 31).

    (4) "The member payment provisions" are the provisions of this Part relating to payments made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of a member of a registered pension scheme.

    (5) A scheme is a relevant non-UK scheme if—

            (a)   relief from tax has been given in respect of contributions paid under the scheme by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief),

            (b)   relief from tax has been so given at any time after 5th April 2006 under double tax arrangements,

            (c)   a member of the scheme has been, or members of the scheme have been, exempt from liability to tax by virtue of section 307 of ITEPA 2003 (exemption for provision made by employer for retirement or death benefit) in respect of provision made under the scheme at any time after 5th April 2006 when the scheme was an overseas pension scheme, or

            (d)   there has been a relevant transfer at any time after 5th April 2006 when the scheme was a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme.

    (6) "A relevant transfer" means a (direct or indirect) transfer of sums or assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, an arrangement made under—

            (a)   a registered pension scheme, or

            (b)   another scheme which is a relevant non-UK scheme,

    in relation to a member so as to become held for the purposes of, or to represent rights under, an arrangement under the scheme relating to the member; but also includes a transfer lump sum death benefit paid so as to become held for the purposes of, or to represent rights under, such an arrangement.

    (7) A member of a relevant non-UK scheme is a relieved member of the scheme if—

            (a)   any of the contributions in respect of which relief has been given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (5)(a) or (b) were contributions paid by or on behalf of, or in respect of, the member, or

            (b)   the member is the member, or one of the members, who has been exempt from liability to tax as mentioned in sub-paragraph (5)(c).

    (8) A member of a relevant non-UK scheme is a transfer member of the scheme if a relevant transfer related to the member.

     The member payment provisions do not apply in relation to a payment made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of a relieved member or transfer member of a relevant non-UK scheme unless the member—

            (a)   is resident in the United Kingdom when the payment is made (or treated as made), or

            (b)   although not resident in the United Kingdom at that time, has been resident in the United Kingdom earlier in the tax year in which the payment is made (or treated as made) or in any of the five tax years immediately preceding that tax year.

    (1) The member payment provisions do not apply in relation to a payment made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of a relieved member of a relevant non-UK scheme unless the payment is referable to the member's UK tax-relieved fund under the scheme.

    (2) A member's UK tax-relieved fund under a relevant non-UK scheme is so much of—

            (a)   the sums or assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, the scheme as, in accordance with regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue, represents

            (b)   any tax-relieved contributions made under the scheme by or on behalf of, or in respect of, the member and any tax-exempt provision made under the scheme in relation to the member.

    (3) "Tax-relieved contributions" means contributions in respect of which relief from tax—

            (a)   has been given by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief), or

            (b)   has been given at any time after 5th April 2006 under double tax arrangements.

    (4) "Tax-exempt provision" means provision in respect of which exemption from tax has been given by virtue of section 307 of ITEPA 2003 (exemption for provision made by employer for retirement or death benefit) at any time after 5th April 2006 when the scheme was an overseas pension scheme.

    (5) Regulations under sub-paragraph (2) may (in particular) provide that the sums or assets which represent any tax-relieved contributions or tax-exempt provision are to be determined otherwise than by reference to the actual amount of the contributions or the amount or value of the provision (for instance by reference to the increase in the value of the member's rights under the scheme during a period for which relief or exemption in respect of such contributions or provision was given).

    (6) Regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue may make provision for determining whether or not payments made (or treated as made) by a relevant non-UK scheme are to be treated as referable to a member's UK tax-relieved fund under the scheme (and so whether or not they reduce the fund).

    (1) The member payment provisions do not apply in relation to a payment made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of a transfer member of a relevant non-UK scheme unless it is referable to the member's relevant transfer fund under the scheme.

    (2) A member's relevant transfer fund under a relevant non-UK scheme is so much of—

            (a)   the sums or assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, the scheme as, in accordance with regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue, represents

            (b)   relevant transferred sums or assets.

    (3) "Relevant transferred sums or assets" means sums or assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, an arrangement under—

            (a)   a registered pension scheme, or

            (b)   another scheme which is a relevant non-UK scheme,

    which at any time after 5th April 2006 when the scheme was an overseas pension scheme have been transferred (directly or indirectly) so as to become held for the purposes of, or to represent rights under, an arrangement under the scheme relating to the member; but also includes a transfer lump sum death benefit which at any such time was paid so as to become held for the purposes of, or to represent rights under, such an arrangement.

    (4) Regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue may make provision for determining whether payments or transfers made (or treated as made) by a relevant non-UK scheme are to be treated as referable to a member's relevant transfer fund under the scheme (and so whether or not they reduce the fund).

     Sections 201 and 202 (short service refund lump sum charge and special lump sum death benefits charge) apply with respect to a lump sum or lump sum death benefit paid to or in respect of—

            (a)   a relieved member of a relevant non-UK scheme, or

            (b)   a transfer member of such a scheme,

    so as to make the person to whom the lump sum or lump sum death benefit is paid (rather than the scheme administrator) liable to any charge imposed by either of those sections.

    (1) The amount of any liability to tax imposed on any individual in relation to a payment by virtue of the operation of the member payment charges in consequence of paragraph 1 is to be reduced by the amount of any tax paid in respect of the payment under the law of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

    (2) Where, after any tax which an individual is liable to pay in respect of a payment in consequence of paragraph 1 has been paid, tax is paid in respect of the payment under the law of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom, an appropriate adjustment is to be made in the individual's liability to tax (by way of discharge or repayment of tax).

    (1) The member payment provisions apply with respect to a payment made (or treated by this Part as made) to or in respect of—

            (a)   a relieved member of a relevant non-UK scheme, or

            (b)   a transfer member of such a scheme,

    subject to any omissions, additions and other modifications contained in regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue.

    (2) Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may—

            (a)   include provision having effect in relation to times before they are made,

            (b)   confer discretion on the Board of Inland Revenue or the Inland Revenue (subject to a right of appeal against any decision taken in exercise of the discretion),

            (c)   make different provision in relation to payments treated (in accordance with regulations under paragraph 3(6) or 4(4)) as being referable to a member's UK tax-relieved fund, or to a member's relevant transfer fund, under a relevant non-UK scheme, and

            (d)   otherwise make different provision for different cases.

      Annual allowance charge

    (1) The provisions of this Part relating to the annual allowance charge ("the annual allowance provisions") apply in relation to an individual who is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme as if the currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme were a registered pension scheme.

    (2) Sub-paragraph (1) has effect subject to the provision made by and under paragraphs 9 to 12.

    (3) A pension scheme is a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme in relation to a tax year if—

            (a)   relief from tax is given in respect of contributions paid during the tax year under the pension scheme by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) or double tax arrangements, or

            (b)   a member of the pension scheme is, or members of the pension scheme are, exempt from liability to tax by virtue of section 307 of ITEPA 2003 (exemption for provision made by employer for retirement or death benefit) in respect of provision made under the pension scheme at any time during the tax year when the pension scheme is an overseas pension scheme.

    (4) An individual is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme in relation to a tax year if—

            (a)   any of the contributions in respect of which relief is given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(a) are contributions paid by or on behalf of, or in respect of, the individual, or

            (b)   the individual is the member, or one of the members, who is exempt from liability to tax as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b).

     The annual allowance provisions apply by virtue of paragraph 8 in relation to an individual who is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme as if references to the pension input period of an arrangement under the pension scheme that ends in a tax year were to the tax year.

    10 (1) Sections 226(1) and 230(1) (cash balance and defined benefits arrangements) apply by virtue of paragraph 8 in relation to an individual who is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme in relation to a tax year as if the increase in the value of the individual's rights under an arrangement under the pension scheme relating to the individual during the tax year were the greater of—

            (a)   the appropriate fraction of what it otherwise would be, and

            (b)   the amount of any contributions paid under the arrangement during the tax year by or on behalf of the individual (otherwise than by an employer) in respect of which relief from tax is given by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) or double tax arrangements;

    and section 233 (hybrid arrangements) applies accordingly.

    (2) The appropriate fraction is—

                                                                                                         TE
                                                                                                         EI

    where—

        EI is the total amount of employment income of the individual from any relevant employment or employments for the tax year, and

        TE is so much of EI as constitutes taxable earnings from any such employment (within the meaning of section 10(2) of ITEPA 2003).

    (3) An employment is a relevant employment if it is an employment with an employer who is a sponsoring employer in relation to the currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme.

    11 (1) Section 229(1) (other money purchase arrangements) applies by virtue of paragraph 8 in relation to an individual who is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme in relation to a tax year as if—

            (a)   the reference in paragraph (a) to relievable pension contributions paid by or on behalf of the individual under an arrangement under the pension scheme relating to the individual were to those in respect of which relief from tax is given by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) or double tax arrangements, and

            (b)   the reference in paragraph (b) to contributions paid in respect of the individual under such an arrangement by an employer of the individual were to the appropriate fraction of contributions so paid;

    and section 233 applies accordingly.

    (2) The appropriate fraction is—

                                                                                                         TE
                                                                                                         EI

    where—

        EI is the total amount of employment income of the individual from any employment or employments with the employer for the tax year, and

        TE is so much of EI as constitutes taxable earnings from any such employment (within the meaning of section 10(2) of ITEPA 2003).

    12 (1) The annual allowance provisions apply by virtue of paragraph 8 in relation to an individual who is a currently-relieved member of a currently-relieved non-UK pension scheme subject to any omissions, additions and other modifications contained in regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue.

    (2) Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may—

            (a)   include provision having effect in relation to times before they are made,

            (b)   confer discretion on the Board of Inland Revenue or the Inland Revenue (subject to a right of appeal against any decision taken in exercise of the discretion), and

            (c)   make different provision for different cases.

      Lifetime allowance charge

    13 (1) The provisions of this Part relating to the lifetime allowance charge ("the lifetime allowance provisions") apply in relation to an individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme as if the relieved non-UK pension scheme were a registered pension scheme.

    (2) Sub-paragraph (1) has effect subject to the provision made by and under paragraphs 14 to 19.

    (3) A pension scheme is a relieved non-UK pension scheme if—

            (a)   relief from tax has been given in respect of contributions paid under the pension scheme by virtue of Schedule (Overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief) (overseas pension schemes: migrant member relief),

            (b)   relief from tax has been so given at any time after 5th April 2006 under double tax arrangements, or

            (c)   a member of the pension scheme has been, or members of the pension scheme have been, exempt from liability to tax by virtue of section 307 of ITEPA 2003 (exemption for provision made by employer for retirement or death benefit) in respect of provision made under the pension scheme at any time after 5th April 2006 when the pension scheme was an overseas pension scheme.

    (4) An individual is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme if—

            (a)   any of the contributions in respect of which relief has been given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(a) or (b) were contributions paid by or on behalf of, or in respect of, the individual, or

            (b)   the individual is the member, or one of the members, who has been exempt from liability to tax as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(c).

    14 (1) This paragraph applies in relation to the amount crystallised on the occurrence of an event that is a benefit crystallisation event by virtue of this Schedule in relation to an individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme.

    (2) What would otherwise be the amount crystallised by the event is reduced by so much (if any) of it as exceeds the amount of the untested portion of the relevant relieved amount immediately before the benefit crystallisation event (so that if that amount is nil, there is no amount crystallised).

    (3) For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraph 15 the relevant relieved amount is the aggregate of—

            (a)   the amounts which for each tax year before that in which the benefit crystallisation event occurs would have been arrived at in relation to arrangements under the relieved non-UK pension scheme relating to the individual as pension input amounts under sections 226 to 233 (annual allowance) as they apply by virtue of this Schedule, and

            (b)   the amount which would be so arrived at if the period beginning with the tax year in which the benefit crystallisation event occurs and ending immediately before the benefit crystallisation event were a tax year,

    assuming that section 225(3) did not apply.

    (4) For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraph 15 the untested portion of the relevant relieved amount is so much of the relevant relieved amount as exceeds the aggregate of the amount which (in accordance with sub-paragraph (2)) is the amount crystallised by each previous event that was a benefit crystallisation event by virtue of this Schedule in relation to the individual and the relieved non-UK pension scheme (so that if there has been no such previous event the untested portion of the relevant relieved amount is the whole of that amount).

    15 (1) An individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme may at any time elect by giving notice to the Inland Revenue in a form specified by the Board of Inland Revenue that a benefit crystallisation event is to be treated as occurring on the date specified in the notice in relation to the individual and the relieved non-UK pension scheme.

    (2) The amount crystallised on the occurrence of an event that is a benefit crystallisation event by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) is the untested portion of the relevant relieved amount.

    16 (1) This paragraph applies on the occurrence of a transfer of sums or assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, a relieved non-UK pension scheme which (apart from sub-paragraph (2)) would by virtue of paragraph 13 be a benefit crystallisation event in relation to an individual who is a relieved member of the relieved non-UK pension scheme.

    (2) The event is not a benefit crystallisation event if the transfer is a block transfer.

    (3) A transfer is a block transfer if it involves the transfer in a single transaction of all the sums and assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, the arrangements under the relieved non-UK pension scheme which relate to—

            (a)   the individual, and

            (b)   at least one other member of the relieved non-UK pension scheme (whether or not that member is a relieved member).

    17  Section 213 (persons liable to charge) applies with respect to a liability to the lifetime allowance charge arising by reason of the occurrence of an event that is a benefit crystallisation event by virtue of this Schedule in relation to an individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme with the omission of references to the scheme administrator.

    18 (1) This paragraph applies where sums and assets held for the purposes of, or representing accrued rights under, a relieved non-UK pension scheme are transferred so as to become held for the purposes of, or to represent rights under, another pension scheme ("the transferee pension scheme") in circumstances in which, by virtue of paragraph 16, the transfer does not constitute a benefit crystallisation event.

    (2) Paragraphs 13 to 17 and sub-paragraph (1) have effect after the transfer as if—

            (a)   references to a relieved non-UK pension scheme included the transferee pension scheme (if not a relieved non-UK pension scheme),

            (b)   references to an individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme included the individual to whom the transfer related (if not a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme), and

            (c)   the relevant relieved amount consisted of, or (if there is a relevant relieved amount in relation to the individual and the transferee pension scheme apart from this paragraph) included, the amount which would have been the amount crystallised had the transfer constituted a benefit crystallisation event.

    19 (1) The provisions of this Part of this Act relating to the lifetime allowance charge apply in relation to an individual who is a relieved member of a relieved non-UK pension scheme subject to any omissions, additions and other modifications contained in regulations made by the Board of Inland Revenue.

    (2) Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may—

            (a)   include provision having effect in relation to times before they are made,

            (b)   confer discretion on the Board of Inland Revenue or the Inland Revenue (subject to a right of appeal against any decision taken in exercise of the discretion), and

            (c)   make different provision for different cases.

      Meaning of "double tax arrangements"

    20  In this Schedule "double tax arrangements" means arrangements having effect by virtue of section 788 of ICTA (relief by agreement with other territories).'.


   

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Page     586,     line     15     [Schedule     40],     leave out from beginning to '94' in line 16 and insert 'Sections 92 to'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [20th APRIL 2004]

That—

    (1)   Clauses Nos. 4, 5, 20, 28, 57 to 77, 86, 111 and 282 and 289 and Schedules Nos 3, 11, 12, 21 and 37 to 39 shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House;

    (2)   the remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee;

    (3)   when the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.


 
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