Claims to payment of tax credits following remedial legislation in unitary states

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:45 am on 10th July 1985.

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2. — (1) This paragraph has effect where a company to which section [Withdrawal of right of certain non-resident companies to payment of tax credits] applies has a qualifying presence in a province, state or other part of a territory outside the United Kingdom which has been prescribed as a unitary state for the purposes of that section and, at the time when a qualifying distribution is made to that company by a company which is resident in the United Kingdom, that state has enacted legislation the effect of which is that, as from a future date which shall not be later than 31st December 1986, it will cease to be a unitary state within the meaning of the definition in paragraph 5(1) below, notwithstanding that it remains prescribed as such for the purposes of that section.

(2) In the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (1) above the company in receipt of the qualifying distribution shall be entitled on or after the effective date to claim to have the tax credit to which it is entitled in respect of the distribution set against its liability to income tax and to have the excess (if any) of the credit over that liability paid to it; but, if payment of the excess or of the additional amount referred to in Regulation 2(1) of the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (General) (Dividend) Regulations 1973 is made before the effective date, the provisions of paragraph 1 above shall apply in relation to that payment regardless of the enactment of the legislation referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above.

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph the efective date shall be deemed to be the date (Not to be later than 31st December 1986) on which the legislation referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above actually becomes effective in the province, state or other part of the territory outside the United Kingdom which has been prescribeed as a unitary state for the purposes of section [Withdrawal of right of certain non-resident companies to payment of tax credits], irrespective of the date, if any, specified in that legislation.