Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (Number 39 of 1997)
682 Marginal mine allowance.
[F(TPCM)A74 s10; CTA76 s140(1), s164, Sch2 PtI par38 and Sch3 PtII]
(1) In this section, “marginal mine” means a qualifying mine in respect of which the
>Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources< gives a certificate stating that that Minister is satisfied that the profits derived or to be derived from the working of that mine are such that, if tax is to be charged on those profits in accordance with the Income Tax Acts, other than this section, the mine is unlikely to be worked or to continue to be worked.
(2) The Minister for Finance, after consultation with the
>Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources,< may direct in respect of a marginal mine that for any particular year of assessment the tax chargeable on the profits of that qualifying mine shall be reduced to such amount (including nil) as may be specified by the Minister for Finance.
(3) Where a person is carrying on the trade of working a qualifying mine in respect of which the Minister for Finance gives a direction under subsection (2) in respect of a year of assessment, an allowance (which shall be known as a “marginal mine allowance”) shall be made as a deduction in charging the profits of that trade to income tax for that year of assessment of such amount or amounts as will ensure that the tax charged in respect of the profits of that trade shall equal the amount specified by that Minister.
(4) This section shall apply for corporation tax as it applies for income tax, and the references to the Income Tax Acts, to a year of assessment and to charging the profits of that trade to income tax shall apply as if they were respectively references to the Corporation Tax Acts, to an accounting period and to computing the profits of that trade for the purposes of corporation tax.