Intangible assets excluded from CTA09/PART8 as special tax rules apply: except as regards royalties: overview
CTA09/PART8/S810-813 and S902
As explained in CIRD10110 the principal effects of CTA09/PART8 are:
- to do away with the exclusion of capital matters relating to goodwill and intangible assets from computations of income,
- to take into account for tax purposes sums recognised in a company’s accounts as they are taken to the profit and loss account.
Both incoming and outgoing royalties of a company, however, are already revenue items. The impact of CTA09/PART8 on royalties, therefore, is at most a matter of timing (see CIRD11700). The limited effect of CTA09/PART8 therefore makes it possible to bring into CTA09/PART8 royalties in respect of assets otherwise outside CTA09/PART8. The assets may be outside CTA09/PART8 because they fail the time test (see CIRD11700) or because they are excluded by S810-813 or S902.
The exclusions in these sections are as follows:
- S902: assets held for the purpose of a life assurance business (CIRD25115);
- S810: assets held for the purpose of a mutual trade or business other than life assurance (CIRD25120);
- S811 and S812: certain master versions of films or sound recordings (CIRD25130); and
- S813: computer software treated as part of the cost of the associated hardware (CIRD25140).