Deemed loan relationships: shares with guaranteed returns: non-qualifying shares: meaning of non-qualifying shares
This guidance applies to companies that hold shares up to 21 April 2009
CTA09/S526 provides a definition of a non-qualifying share. A share is non-qualifying if:
- it is not one where CTA09/S130 applies in relation to distributions in respect of the share, and
- one or more of the three conditions in S527 to S533 is satisfied.
Clearly, where the share pays a distribution and CTA09/S130 applies, that share is held as trading stock of a financial trade and so increases in value will be taxed as trading profits on general principles and so there is no need for S526 to apply.
The Treasury is given a regulatory power by CTA09/S533 to add, vary or remove conditions for the purposes of S526, and also to make consequential changes to the tax treatment of assets or transactions mentioned in the condition.