Dextra Accessories Ltd and others v Inspector of Taxes: SCIT 25 Jul 2002

SXIT EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST – whether deduction of contributions postponed until taxable as emoluments under FA 1989 s.43(11) – no – whether sub-funds in favour of directors who controlled the company taxable as emoluments on Ramsay principles or as a benefit in kind under TA 1988 s.154 – no — whether loans to directors taxable as emoluments – no
Funds were held by trustees ‘with a view to becoming relevant emoluments’ only if the purpose of the contributing company was that they should be used to pay emoluments. In this case, the terms of the trust deed showed that the contributing companies had other purposes as well.
Dr Avery Jones CBE
[2002] UKSC SPC00331, [2002] STC (SCD) 413
Finance Act 1989 43(11)
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromMacDonald (Inspector of Taxes) v Dextra Accessories Ltd and Others ChD 16-Apr-2003
The inspector sought to disallow charging to current tax period payments made by the employer to an employee benefit trust.
Held: The payments were not made and held by the trustees ‘with a view to becoming relevant emoluments’ within the . .
At Special CommissionersMacDonald (HM Inspector of Taxes) v Dextra Accessories Ltd and others CA 28-Jan-2004
The company had set up a trust for the benefit of its employees. The Inspector sought to tax the payments made into the trust as ’emoluments’
Held: The appeal was allowed. The payments were ‘potential emoluments’ which were held by the . .
Special CommissionersHM Inspector of Taxes v Dextra Accessories Ltd HL 7-Jul-2005
The taxpayer companies had paid funds into a trust for employees. They sought to set off the payments against their liability to corporation tax. The revenue argued that they were deductible only in the year in which they were paid to the employees. . .
CitedRFC 2012 Plc (Formerly The Rangers Football Club Plc) v Advocate General for Scotland SC 5-Jul-2017
The Court was asked whether an employee’s remuneration is taxable as his or her emoluments or earnings when it is paid to a third party in circumstances in which the employee had no prior entitlement to receive it himself or herself.
Held: The . .

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Updated: 24 February 2021; Ref: scu.195400