The following Corporation Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
This guidance note deals with the tax consequences for shareholders and companies involved in a ‘Type 1’ ‘Direct’ Statutory demerger. For an introduction to Statutory demergers, including an overview and diagrams of the three permitted types of demerger, conditions for a statutory demerger, chargeable payments and clearances and reporting, see the Statutory demergers ― introduction guidance note.
For overall guidance on demergers, including choice of the most appropriate route and planning the demerger project, see the Demergers ― overview guidance note.
Statutory demergers are sometimes referred to as 'Exempt demergers'.
In a 'Type 1' demerger, separate groups of shareholders acquire shares in separate 75% subsidiaries from the original holding company. It is permitted for all or any of the shareholders to acquire shares in this way.
A simple illustration of a Type 1 demerger is as follows:
The following is a diagram of a direct demerger of two trading subsidiaries to different shareholders:
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