Qualifying companies and ships: Excluded vessels
A number of types of ship are specifically excluded from tonnage tax by FA00/SCH22/PARA20 and PARA20A.
The definition of a qualifying ship, and the rules governing the exclusion of certain ships, are framed in terms of the use made of the ship, therefore it is important to look at what the ship is being used for when considering whether a ship is an excluded vessel.
Where a company charters out a ship, you will need to consider the end-use by the charterer in determining whether a ship is qualifying. This also applies when the ship is chartered for a single voyage.
|TTM03635||Fishing vessels or factory ships|
|TTM03640||Harbour, river and estuary ferries|
|TTM03670||Tankers dedicated to a particular oilfield|
|TTM03680||Tugs other than qualifying tugs|
|TTM03690||Dredgers other than qualifying dredgers|
Power to amend list of excluded vessels
The Treasury, by order, may add or remove types of vessel from the above list.
|Need to consider end-user of chartered ship||TTM03675|