The Corporation Tax (Carry Back of Losses: Temporary Extension) Regulations 2021

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2021/704

2021 No. 704

Corporation Tax

The Corporation Tax (Carry Back of Losses: Temporary Extension) Regulations 2021

Made 14th June 2021

Laid before the House of Commons 14th June 2021

Coming into force 6th July 2021

The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 11 of Schedule 2 to the Finance Act 20211.

1 Preliminary

PART 1

Preliminary

Citation and commencement
S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Corporation Tax (Carry Back of Losses: Temporary Extension) Regulations 2021 and come into force on 6th July 2021.

Interpretation
S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations—

“2020 nominated company” has the meaning given in regulation 3;

“2021 nominated company” has the meaning given in regulation 8;

“the appropriate person”, in relation to a company, means—

(a) the proper officer of the company for the purposes of section 108 of the TMA 19702, or

(b) such other person as may for the time being have the express, implied or apparent authority of the company to act on its behalf for the purposes of these Regulations; and

“ultimate parent” has the same meaning as in section 269ZZB(3) of the Corporation Tax Act 20103.

2 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

PART 2

2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

The 2020 nominated company
S-3 The 2020 nominated company

The 2020 nominated company

3.—(1) A member of a 2020 group (the “2020 nominated company”) may be nominated to submit a 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement on behalf of that 2020 group by—

(a)

(a) the ultimate parent of that 2020 group,

(b)

(b) all of the members of that 2020 group together, or

(c)

(c) any two or more members of that 2020 group together, with the consent of the appropriate person on behalf of the ultimate parent of that 2020 group.

(2) The nomination must be—

(a)

(a) made in writing, and

(b)

(b) signed by the appropriate person on behalf of each company making the nomination.

(3) Only one company may, for the time being, be the 2020 nominated company in respect of a 2020 group.

(4) Once a nomination is made, it has effect until substituted by a new nomination made by—

(a)

(a) the ultimate parent of that 2020 group,

(b)

(b) all of the members of the 2020 group, or

(c)

(c) any two or more members of that 2020 group together, with the consent of the appropriate person on behalf of the ultimate parent of that 2020 group.

(5) Consent is deemed to be given under sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (1) and sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (4) where—

(a)

(a) the appropriate person on behalf of the ultimate parent is notified in writing of the companies’ intention to make a nomination, and

(b)

(b) the ultimate parent does not object within 7 days of receipt of the notification.

2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

S-4 The company that is, for the time being, the 2020 nominated...

4.—(1) The company that is, for the time being, the 2020 nominated company may submit a 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement on behalf of the 2020 group.

(2) A 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement must—

(a)

(a) be received by HMRC before 31 March 2023;

(b)

(b) be in writing;

(c)

(c) be signed by the appropriate person in relation to the 2020 nominated company;

(d)

(d) identify the ultimate parent of the 2020 group;

(e)

(e) list the members of the 2020 group;

(f)

(f) list in respect of any 2020 de minimis claims made by any member of the 2020 group—

(i) the name of the company making the claim, and

(ii) the amount of the claim;

(g)

(g) state the total amount of relief given as a result of each of the claims mentioned in sub-paragraph (f) above; and

(h)

(h) subject to regulation 5, specify the non-de minimis 2020 claims that may be made by any member of the 2020 group, specifying—

(i) the name of the company making the claim, and

(ii) the amount of the claim.

S-5 The aggregate of the amounts specified under regulation 4(2)(h)...

5. The aggregate of the amounts specified under regulation 4(2)(h) (and any amendment to that specification) and any de minimis claims made by any members of the 2020 group must be less than £2,000,000.

Amendment of the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement
S-6 Amendment of the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

Amendment of the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement

6.—(1) The company that is, for the time being, the 2020 nominated company may amend the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement by notice in writing to HMRC to amend the specification of non-de minimis 2020 claims that may be made by any member of the 2020 group.

(2) The notice must—

(a)

(a) be received by HMRC before 31 March 2023;

(b)

(b) be signed by the appropriate person in relation to the 2020 nominated company; and

(c)

(c) subject to regulation 5, amend the specification required by regulation 4(2)(h).

Subsequent 2020 de minimis claims
S-7 Subsequent 2020 de minimis claims

Subsequent 2020 de minimis claims

7.—(1) This regulation applies where—

(a)

(a) a 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement has been submitted, and

(b)

(b) a 2020 de minimis claim is subsequently made by any member of the 2020 group.

(2) In a case to which this regulation applies, the company that is, for the time being, the 2020 nominated company must amend the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement by notice to HMRC within 30 days of the date on which the 2020 de minimis claim is made.

(3) The notice must—

(a)

(a) be signed by the appropriate person in relation to the 2020 nominated company;

(b)

(b) amend the list required by regulation 4(2)(f) to state—

(i) the name of the company making the subsequent 2020 de minimis claim, and

(ii) the amount of the claim; and

(c)

(c) if as a result of the amendment the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement no longer meets the requirement in regulation 5, amend the specification required by regulation 4(2)(h) to comply with that requirement.

(4) If the 2020 nominated company fails to comply with paragraph (2) or (3) or both, an officer of HMRC may amend the specification required by regulation 4(2)(h) in the 2020 loss carry-back allocation statement as the officer thinks fit to take into account the 2020 de minimis claim mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) by written notice to—

(a)

(a) the company that is, for the time being, the 2020 nominated company,

(b)

(b) the ultimate parent of that 2020 group, or

(c)

(c) both.

3 2021 loss carry-back allocation statement

PART 3

2021 loss carry-back allocation statement

The 2021 nominated company
S-8 The 2021 nominated company

The 2021 nominated company

8.—(1) A member of a 2021 group (the “2021 nominated company”) may be nominated to submit a 2021 loss carry-back allocation statement on behalf of that 2021 group by—

(a)

(a) the ultimate parent of that 2021 group,

(b)

(b) all of the members of that 2021 group together, or

(c)

(c) any two or more members of that 2021 group together, with the consent of the appropriate person on behalf of the ultimate parent of that 2021 group.

(2) The nomination must be—

(a)

(a) made in writing, and

(b)

(b) signed by the appropriate person on behalf of each company making the nomination.

(3) Only one company may, for the time being, be the 2021 nominated company in respect of a 2021 group.

(4) Once a nomination is made, it has effect until substituted by a new nomination made by—

(a)

(a) the ultimate parent of that 2021 group,

(b)

(b) all of the members of the 2021 group, or

(c)

(c) any two or more members of that 2021 group together, with the consent of the...

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