Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (Number 39 of 1997)
785 Approval of contracts for dependants or for life assurance.
[ITA67 s235A(1) to (6); FA74 s66]
(1) The Revenue Commissioners may approve for the purposes of this Chapter a contract made by an individual with a person (in subsection (2) referred to as “the insurer”) lawfully carrying on in the State the business of granting annuities on human life if—
(b) the sole benefit secured by the contract is the provision of a lump sum on the death of the individual before he or she attains the age of
>70 years (or any greater age approved under section 784(3)(d))<, being a lump sum payable to the individual’s personal representatives.
(2) The Revenue Commissioners shall not approve a contract made by an individual with the insurer under subsection (1)(a) unless it appears to them to satisfy the following conditions—
(b) that any annuity payable under the contract to the individual commences at a time after the individual attains the age of 60 years and, unless the individual’s annuity is one to commence on the death of a person to whom an annuity would be payable under the contract if that person survived the individual, cannot commence after the time when the individual attains the age of
>70 years (or any greater age approved under section 784(3)(d))<;
(c) that the contract does not provide for the payment by the insurer of any sum, other than any annuity payable to the individual’s
>wife or husband or dependant< or to the individual except, in the event of no annuity becoming payable under the contract, any sums payable to the individual’s personal representatives by means of return of premiums, reasonable interest on premiums or bonuses out of profits;
(d) that the contract does not provide for the payment of any annuity otherwise than for the life of the annuitant;
(e) that the contract provides that no annuity payable under it shall be capable in whole or in part of surrender, commutation or assignment.
(3) The Revenue Commissioners may, if they think fit and subject to any conditions they think proper to impose, approve a contract under subsection (1)(a), notwithstanding that in one or more respects it does not appear to them to satisfy the conditions specified in subsection (2).
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) of section 784 shall not apply to the approval of a contract under this section.
(5) The Revenue Commissioners may approve a trust scheme or part of a trust scheme otherwise satisfying the conditions specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 784(4), notwithstanding that its main purpose is to provide annuities for the
>wives, husbands and dependants< of the individuals, or lump sums payable to the individuals’ personal representatives on death, and—
(a) subsections (1) to (4) shall apply with any necessary modifications in relation to such approval,
(b) this Chapter shall apply to the scheme or part of the scheme when so approved as it applies to a contract approved under this section, and
(c) the exemption from income tax provided in section 784(4) shall apply to the scheme or part of the scheme when so approved.
(6) Except where otherwise provided in this Chapter, any reference in the Income Tax Acts to a contract, scheme or part of a scheme approved under section 784 shall include a reference to a contract, scheme or part of a scheme approved under this section.
Substituted by FA99 s19(1)(b)(iv). Paragraph (b), other than subparagraph (vi), of subsection (1) shall apply as respects any annuity contract for the time being approved by the Revenue Commissioners under section 784 entered into on or after the 6th day of April, 1999.
Inserted by FA05 s21(1)(b)(iv). Applies as respects any annuity contract for the time being approved by the Revenue Commissioners entered into on or after 1 January 2005.
Inserted by the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 s46. Comes into operation on 31 December 2020 as per S.I. No. 723 of 2020.