42. Insurance premium tax (separate contracts)

Amendment of the Law – in the House of Commons at 9:44 pm on 30th March 2010.

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Resolved,

That-

(1) Part 3 of the Finance Act 1994 (insurance premium tax) is amended as follows.(2) Section 72 (meaning of "premium") is amended as follows.(3) After subsection (1A) insert-

"(1AA) A contract ("the relevant contract") is not to be regarded as a separate contract for the purposes of subsection (1A) above if conditions A to D are met.

(1AB) Condition A is that the insured is an individual ("I") and enters into the taxable insurance contract in a personal capacity.

(1AC) Condition B is that I-

(a) is required to enter into the relevant contract by, or as a condition of entering into, the taxable insurance contract, or

(b) would be unlikely to enter into the relevant contract without also entering into the taxable insurance contract.

(1AD) Condition C is that-

(a) the amount charged to I under the relevant contract in respect of any particular services is not open to negotiation by I, or

(b) the other terms on which particular services are to be provided to I under the relevant contract are not open to such negotiation.

(1AE) Condition D is that the amount charged to I under the taxable insurance contract is arrived at without a comprehensive assessment having been undertaken of the individual circumstances of I which might affect the level of risk."

(4) After subsection (9) insert-

"(9A) Provision may be made by order amending subsections (1AA) to (1AE) above."

(5) In section 74(4) and (6) (orders which need to be approved by House of Commons), for "or 71" substitute ", 71 or 72".(6) The amendment made by paragraph (3) has effect in relation to payments made on or after 24 March 2010.

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

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