Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation2010 c. 8


Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010

2010 CHAPTER 8

An Act to restate, with minor changes, certain enactments relating to tax; to make provision for purposes connected with the restatement of enactments by other tax law rewrite Acts; and for connected purposes.

[18th March 2010]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1 Overview

Part 1

Overview

S-1 Overview of Act

1 Overview of Act

(1) The following Parts contain provisions relating to international aspects of taxation-

(a) Parts 2 and 3 (double taxation relief),

(b) Parts 4 and 5 (transfer pricing and advance pricing agreements),

(c) Part 6 (tax arbitrage),

(d) Part 7 (tax treatment of financing costs and income), and

(e) Part 8 (offshore funds).

(2) Part 9 contains amendments of tax legislation to relocate enactments to appropriate places.

(3) In particular, Part 9 contains amendments of TCGA 1992, ITTOIA 2005 and ITA 2007 that insert provisions relating to-

(a) oil activities (see section 364 and Schedule 1),

(b) alternative finance arrangements (see section 365 and Schedule 2),

(c) leasing arrangements involving finance leases or loans (see section 367 and Schedule 3),

(d) sale and lease-back etc (see section 368 and Schedule 4),

(e) factoring of income etc (see section 369 and Schedule 5), and

(f) UK representatives of non-UK residents (see section 370 and Schedule 6).

(4) Part 10 contains provisions of general application (including definitions for the purposes of the Act).

(5) For abbreviations used in this Act see section 373, and for defined expressions used in Parts 2 to 8 see Schedule 11.

2 Double taxation relief

Part 2

Double taxation relief

CHAPTER 1

Double taxation arrangements and unilateral relief arrangements

Double taxation arrangements

Double taxation arrangements

S-2 Giving effect to arrangements made in relation to other territories

2 Giving effect to arrangements made in relation to other territories

(1) If Her Majesty by Order in Council declares-

(a) that arrangements specified in the Order have been made in relation to any territory outside the United Kingdom with a view to affording relief from double taxation in relation to taxes within subsection (3), and

(b) that it is expedient that those arrangements should have effect,

those arrangements have effect.

(2) If arrangements have effect under subsection (1), they have effect in accordance with section 6.

(3) The taxes are-

(a) income tax,

(b) corporation tax,

(c) capital gains tax,

(d) petroleum revenue tax, and

(e) any taxes imposed by the law of the territory that are of a similar character to taxes within paragraphs (a) to (d).

(4) In this Part "double taxation arrangements" means arrangements that have effect under subsection (1).

S-3 Arrangements may include retrospective or supplementary provision

3 Arrangements may include retrospective or supplementary provision

(1) Section 2(1) gives effect to arrangements even if the arrangements include-

(a) provision for relief from tax for periods before the passing of this Act, or

(b) provision for relief from tax for periods before the making of the arrangements.

(2) Section 2(1) gives effect to arrangements even if the arrangements include-

(a) provision as to income that is not subject to double taxation,

(b) provision as to chargeable gains that are not subject to double taxation, or

(c) provision as to foreign-field consideration that is not subject to double taxation.

(3) In subsection (2)(c) "foreign-field consideration" means consideration brought into charge to tax under section 12 of the Oil Taxation Act 1983 (charge to petroleum revenue tax on consideration in respect of United Kingdom use of a foreign field asset).

S-4 Meaning of "double taxation" in sections 2 and 3

4 Meaning of "double taxation" in sections 2 and 3

(1) For the purposes of sections 2 and 3, any amount within subsection (2) is to be treated as having been payable.

(2) An amount is within this subsection if it is an amount of tax that would have been payable under the law of a territory outside the United Kingdom but for a relief-

(a) given under the law of the territory with a view to promoting industrial, commercial, scientific, educational or other development in a territory outside the United Kingdom, and

(b) about which provision is made in double taxation arrangements.

(3) References in sections 2 and 3 to double taxation are to be read in accordance with subsection (1).

S-5 Orders under section 2: contents and procedure

5 Orders under section 2: contents and procedure

(1) If an Order under section 2 ("the later Order") revokes an earlier Order under that section, the later Order may contain transitional provisions that appear to Her Majesty to be necessary or expedient.

(2) An Order under section 2 is not to be submitted to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft of the Order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.

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