Business tax – guidance

Recognised stock exchanges

Information about what is meant by a 'recognised stock exchange' and the legislation that applies.

What is a ‘recognised stock exchange’?

The term ‘recognised stock exchange’ occurs throughout the Taxes Acts and in various tax regulations. For example it is used in the definition of investments which may be held in Individual Savings Accounts and in the qualifying criteria for the quoted Eurobond exemption. Recognised stock exchange legislation is found under S1005 Income Tax Act (ITA) 2007.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will consider the designation of a stock exchange as a recognised stock exchange under S1005 ITA 2007 on receipt of a request made by a stock exchange. The fact that a particular exchange is not recognised may simply mean that recognition has not been requested.

Read more about stock exchanges recognised by HMRC and view tables of recognised stock exchanges

View tables of recognised stock exchanges

Stock exchanges recognised by HMRC from January 2016

HMRC contact details

Contacting HMRC by email

You can email any queries about recognised stock exchanges to recognisedstockexchangequeries.ct&

HMRC will normally reply to you by email, if that is your chosen communications method. However, the security of email cannot be guaranteed so it is important for you to consider whether the risk of these email exchanges being intercepted is acceptable to you. If you do not want HMRC to reply to your original message by email, please state this clearly and supply alternative contact details so that we can contact you in writing or by telephone.

Please note HMRC cannot access emails marked ‘Private’. If you have sent your enquiry this way, please resend as ‘Normal’.

Contacting HMRC in writing

You can write to HMRC at the following address:

Marie Madden
HM Revenue and Customs
Room 3C.06
100 Parliament Street