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To prevent large businesses from using interest expense to erode the tax base, the government is introducing rules to limit the tax deductions that large businesses can claim for their interest expense in the UK, effective from 1 April 2017. The new interest restriction rules will be consistent with the OECD’s best practice recommendations set out under Action 4 of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project.
Following initial consultation on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s recommendations, the government announced key policy design features for a restriction on the tax deductibility of corporate interest expense at Budget 2016 and in the Business tax road map.
The government is now seeking views on the detailed policy design and implementation of the new rules. This consultation is open until 4 August 2016 and the government will consider responses in the drafting of the legislation for Finance Bill 2017.