Commentary

D7.710 Chargeable equity and liabilities for chargeable periods ending before 1 January 2021

Corporate tax
Corporate tax | Commentary

D7.710 Chargeable equity and liabilities for chargeable periods ending before 1 January 2021

Corporate tax | Commentary

D7.710 Chargeable equity and liabilities for chargeable periods ending before 1 January 2021

FA 2018 amended the bank levy provisions to limit the scope of the bank levy to the UK-based equity and liabilities of relevant groups and relevant entities with effect for chargeable periods ending on or after 1 January 2021. Set out below are the rules for calculating the chargeable equity and liabilities for chargeable periods ending before 1 January 2021. See D7.710A for details of the calculation for chargeable periods ending on or after 1 January 2021.

Groups to which the bank levy applies

UK banking or building society group

The rules for calculating the chargeable equity and liabilities of a UK banking group or building society group for chargeable periods ending before 1 January 2021 are clearly laid out in the legislation. The bank levy is based upon the worldwide group's chargeable equity and liabilities. Accordingly, the starting point for the levy are the equities and liabilities recognised in the group's consolidated financial statements (prepared under IAS or UK GAAP) for the chargeable period. From this the following steps are undertaken1:

  1.  

    •     deduct excluded equity and liabilities

  2.  

    •     adjust the remaining equity and liabilities to take account of any amounts that may be netted under netting arrangements2. Essentially this means that certain assets and certain liabilities that are recognised in the consolidated financial statements can be netted off against each other. To qualify for such netting, the liabilities and

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