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Tonnage Tax Manual

The 75% limit on charters-in: Outline

Conditions to be satisfied

It is a requirement of entering or remaining within tonnage tax-

  • in the case of a single company, that not more than 75% of the net tonnage of the qualifying ships operated by it is chartered-in;
  • in the case of a group, that not more than 75% of the aggregate net tonnage of the qualifying ships operated by the members of the group that are qualifying companies is chartered-in.

See TTM05100 for the meaning of ‘chartered-in’.

In practice this test is applied by comparing:
 

  • the total tonnage of qualifying ships ‘chartered-in’ across the ring fence, and
  • the total tonnage of the qualifying ships operated by the group.

Where this test applies to an accounting period, the computation is made by reference to the average tonnage chartered-in/operated in that period (see TTM05200).

See also:
 

  • TTM05120 for details of the charters to be taken into account
  • TTM05300 for the consequences of exceeding the 75% limit

References

FA00/SCH22/PARA37(1) (75% test) TTM17226
   
FA00/SCH22/PARA37(5) (method of computation) TTM17226
‘Qualifying ships’ TTM03500