Revenue Note for Guidance

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Revenue Note for Guidance

534 Disposals of assets

The term “disposal” is not defined. Thus, it must take its ordinary natural meaning, namely, a transfer of ownership in an asset whether by means of sale, gift or otherwise. This section provides that —

  • (a) references to a disposal of an asset include references to a part disposal of an asset, except where the context requires otherwise, and
  • (b) there is a part disposal where an interest or right in or over an asset is created by the disposal (for example, a sub-lease granted out of a lease) and also, in general, where the person making the disposal retains some form of property derived from the asset, whether a physical part of the asset or an interest in the whole asset.

Special rules apply in calculating the chargeable gain or allowable loss arising on a part disposal – sections 557 and 558 refer.

Relevant Date: Finance Act 2021