The Real Estate Investment Trusts (Prescribed Arrangements) Regulations 2009

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2009/3315

2009No. 3315

CORPORATION TAX

The Real Estate Investment Trusts (Prescribed Arrangements) Regulations 2009

15thDecember2009

15thDecember2009

The Treasury make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 136A of the Finance Act 2006 1 and paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 34 to the Finance Act 2009 2.

In accordance with section 136A(4) of that Act, a draft of this instrument was laid before the House of Commons and approved by a resolution of that House.

Citation, commencement and effect

1.-

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Real Estate Investment Trusts (Prescribed Arrangements) Regulations 2009 and shall come into force forthwith.

(2) These Regulations shall have effect in relation to prescribed arrangements made on or after 7th May 2009 and during an accounting period which ends on or after 15th December 2009.

Interpretation

2.-

(1) In these Regulations-

(a) a reference to Part 4 is a reference to Part 4 of the Finance Act 2006 (real estate investment trusts), and(b) a reference to a section (without more) is a reference to that section of the Finance Act 2006.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, "person" includes, but is not limited to-

(a) a legal person,(b) a natural person,(c) a partnership,(d) a limited partnership,(e) a limited liability partnership,(f) a trust, and(g) any other body of persons.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations-

"arrangements" include any agreement, understanding, scheme, share reorganisation, transaction or series of transactions (whether or not legally enforceable), and

"prescribed arrangements" are arrangements (whether or not part of other arrangements) which have the purpose, or one of the main purposes, of allowing a REIT company to meet one or more of the conditions set out in sections 107 (conditions for tax exempt business) and 108 (conditions for balance of business) where, but for the arrangements, those conditions would not be satisfied.

Situations in which these Regulations apply

3.-

(1) These Regulations apply if conditions A and B are satisfied.

(2) Condition A is that an amount ("the specified amount")-

(a) falls to be taken into account as part of a REIT company's tax exempt or residual business, or(b) ceases to be taken into account as part of such business.

(3) For the purposes of condition A, the specified amount may be taken into account (or may cease to be taken into account) as a liability, an expense, an asset or income.

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