Carreras Group Limited v The Stamp Commissioner: PC 1 Apr 2004

PC (Jamaica) The transfer of shares in exchange for a debenture with a view to its redemption a fortnight later was not regarded as an exempt transfer in exchange for the debenture but rather as an exchange for money. Elements which have been inserted into a transaction without any business or commercial purpose did not prevent the composite transaction from falling within a charge to tax or bring it within an exemption from tax.
Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
[2004] UKPC 16, [2004] STC 1377, [2004] BTC 8077, [2004] STI 990
Bailii, PC
England and Wales
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Updated: 15 February 2021; Ref: scu.195697