Loan relationships: connected companies: example of change of accounting basis
Change of accounting basis on becoming connected: example
H plc is the holding company of a trading group. It grants a franchise to a US company to trade under the ‘H’ name, and also holds interest-bearing loan notes issued by the US company. The notes, with a face value of $2 million, were issued at a discount. H plc accounts for the notes as an available for sale asset.
In year ended 31 December 2007, H plc acquires 90% of the shares in the US company, and therefore becomes connected.
The value of the loan notes at 31 December 2006 and 31 December 2007 is as follows:
|Carrying value - amortised cost basis||Exchange rate (£/$)||Amortised cost basis - sterling equivalent||Fair value|
|31 Dec 2006||$1,900,000||1.7000||£1,117,647||£1,130,000|
|31 Dec 2007||$1,950,000||1.7200||£1,133,720||£1,140,000|
At 31 December 2006, the closing fair value is £1,130,000 - this is amount FVA under CTA09/S350. The opening value on an amortised cost basis (ACA) in the period during which the connection starts is £1,117,647. The difference between these, £12,353, is brought in as a loan relationships debit in the year ended 31 December 2007.
The tax computations for year ended 31 December 2007 will be on an amortised cost basis. They will show a credit of £16,073 (£1,133,720 - £1,117,647). The taxable amount, net of the S350 debit, is therefore £3,720 (plus interest credits).