Chattels: sets of assets: example
This example shows how to apply TCGA1992/S262(4), see CG76631 onwards.
The black pieces of an antique chess set are sold for £5,000 on 5 April 2011. The gain is £4,000 and this is claimed as exempt under section 262, see CG76573.
On 7 April 2011, the white pieces of the set are sold, to the sister of the person who purchased the black pieces, for £5,000. The gain is also £4,000 and, again, this is said to be exempt under section 262.
The two lots of pieces form a set and, as they have been sold to people who are connected persons, we use section 262(4) to treat them as one asset. Only one £6,000 exemption is available and as the total consideration exceeds £6,000, the exemption isn’t available.
However marginal relief is due so the computation is as follows:
|Excess (10,000 – 6,000)||4,000|
|The chargeable gain is the lessor of:|
|or Marginal relief (4,000 x 5/3)||6,667|