Capital items that are income for tax purposes: gains on transactions in land
ITA/S752 is anti-avoidance legislation. It targets the avoidance of Case I tax in land transactions. It applies when, in essence, there is trading but the `profit’ emerges in a capital or non-taxable form.
For periods to 5 April 2006 this item is not liable at the special trust rate. For periods from 6 April 2006 it is liable at the special trust rate in both discretionary and non-discretionary trusts (ITA/Sections 481 and 482) but not in the case of unauthorised unit trusts, where it remains chargeable at basic rate.