This draft legislation is about restricting the proportion of banks’ annual taxable profit that can be offset by carried forward losses to 50%.
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The measure will restrict the proportion of banks’ annual taxable profit that can be offset by carried forward losses to 50%.
The restriction will apply to carried forward:
- trading losses
- non-trading loan relationship deficits
- management expenses
The restriction will take effect from 1 April 2015 and will only apply to reliefs accruing prior to this date. The targeted anti-avoidance rule which forms part of the measure will apply to arrangements entered into on or after 3 December 2014.
A Tax Information and Impact Note for this measure has been published at Corporation Tax: bank loss relief restriction.
A technical note providing detail of how the proposed legislation will operate has been published at Restriction on brought forward reliefs in the UK banking sector - technical note.