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HMRC internal manual

Capital Gains Manual

Targeted anti-loss buying rule - definition of tax advantage

“Tax advantage” has the meaning given in TCGA92/S184D. There are four legs to this definition, which cover relief, repayments, the amount of a charge, and the assessment of corporation tax.

If a tax advantage arises out of a transaction that is part of the arrangements, the legislation asks whether the main purpose or one of the main purposes of the arrangements (referred to as “a main purpose” in this guidance) is to achieve a tax advantage. The purpose of the arrangements is determined by the purpose of the participants in entering into the arrangements. If any participant has a main purpose of achieving a tax advantage, that will constitute a main purpose of the arrangements.