Revenue Tax Briefing Issue 43, April 2001
Section 93 provides that capital gains tax will no longer apply on the transfer of a site from a parent to a child where the transfer takes place after 6 December 2000 and is to enable the child to construct a principal private residence on the site. The site must not be valued at more than £200,000 to qualify for the relief. However, if the child subsequently disposes of the site without having occupied a principal private residence on the site for at least three years, then the capital gain which would have accrued to the parent on the initial transfer will accrue on the child. However, this gain will not accrue to the child where he or she transfers an interest in the site to his or her spouse.