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HMRC internal manual

Tonnage Tax Manual

Schedule 22 Finance Act 2000: Part XIV leaving Tonnage Tax - Para 138 exit charge - chargeable gains


(1) Paragraph 65(1)(a) (chargeable gain: disposal of tonnage tax assets) has effect in relation to gains (but not losses) on all relevant disposals as if the company had never been a tonnage tax company.

(2) For this purpose a “relevant disposal” means a disposal-

(a) on or after the day on which the company ceases to be a tonnage tax company, or

(b) at any time during the period of six years immediately preceding that day when the company was a tonnage tax company.

(3) Where sub-paragraph (1) operates to increase the amount of the chargeable gain on a disposal made at a time within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b), the gain is treated to the extent of the increase-

(a) as arising immediately before the company ceased to be a tonnage tax company, and

(b) as not being relevant shipping profits of the company.

(4) No relief, deduction or set-off of any description is allowed against the amount of that increase or the corporation tax on that amount.


Exit charge: chargeable gains TTM14210