633AFormation of SE or SCE by merger — leaving assets in the State.
(1) For the purposes of this section an asset is a qualifying transferred asset if—
(a) the asset is transferred to an SE or an SCE as part of the process of the merger forming it,
(b) (i) the transferor in relation to the asset is resident in the State at the time of the transfer, or
(ii) any gain that would have accrued to the transferor in respect of the asset, had it disposed of the asset immediately before the time of the transfer, would have been a chargeable gain,
(c) (i) the transferee SE or SCE in relation to the asset is resident in the State on formation, or
(ii) any gain that would have accrued to the transferee SE or SCE in respect of the asset, if it disposed of the asset immediately after the transfer, would be a chargeable gain.
(2) For the purposes of this section and section 633B, a company is treated as resident for the purposes of tax in a Member State (other than the State) if—
(a) it is so treated by virtue of the law of the Member State, and
(b) it is not treated, for the purposes of double taxation relief arrangements to which the Member State is a party, as resident for the purposes of tax in a territory which is not a Member State, and for this purpose “tax”, in relation to a Member State other than the State, means any tax imposed in the Member State which corresponds to corporation tax in the State.
(3) This section applies where—
(a) (i) an SE is formed by the merger of 2 or more companies in accordance with Articles 2(1) and 17(2)(a) or (b) of the SE Regulation, or
(ii) an SCE is formed by a merger in accordance with Article 2 of the SCE Regulation,
(b) each merging company is resident for the purposes of tax in a Member State,
(c) the merging companies are not all resident for the purposes of tax in the same Member State, and
(d) section 615 does not apply to any qualifying transferred assets.
(4) Where this section applies, qualifying transferred assets shall be treated for the purpose of the Capital Gains Tax Acts and, in so far as they apply to chargeable gains, the Corporation Tax Acts as if acquired by the SE, or as the case may be the SCE, for a consideration resulting in neither gain or loss for the transferor.
(5) Where this section applies—
(a) the transfer of assets in the course of the merger shall be treated as not giving rise to any allowance or charge provided for by section 307 or 308,
(b) there shall be made to or on the SE or (as the case may be) the SCE in accordance with sections 307 and 308 all such allowances and charges as would, if the transferring company had continued to use the transferred assets for the purposes of its trade, have been made to or on the transferring company in respect of any assets transferred in the course of the merger, and the amount of any such allowance or charge shall be computed as if the SE or (as the case may be) the SCE had been carrying on the trade carried on by the transferring company since the transferring company began to do so and as if everything done to or by the transferring company had been done to or by the SE or (as the case may be) the SCE.