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Capital Gains Manual

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Options: exercise of an option: grantor of the option

TCGA92/S144 (2)

If an option is exercised

  • the granting of the option and
  • the transaction entered into by the grantor in fulfilment of his obligations under the option

are treated as a single transaction.

If the single transaction is a sale by the grantor, the consideration for the disposal is the sum of

  • the consideration received for the grant of the call option (see CG12301), plus
  • the consideration received for the transfer of the asset which was subject to the option.

If the single transaction is a sale to the grantor the acquisition cost of the grantor is

  • the consideration given for the transfer of the asset which was subject to the option, less
  • the consideration received for the grant of the put option (see CG12301).