1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Tonnage Tax (Exception of Financial Year 2007) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 1st April 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see above.

2 Prescribed three year period and other definitions

2Prescribed three year period and other definitions

For the purposes of this Order—

(a)    the period prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 22C(1)(a) of Schedule 22 to the Finance Act 2000 (three year period to determine whether the percentage of the tonnage tax fleet which is Community-flagged has not decreased) is the period beginning on 2nd October 2003 and ending on 1st October 2006;

(b)    “the tonnage tax fleet” means qualifying ships operated by single companies or qualifying companies which are members of a tonnage tax group; and

(c)    “the percentage of the tonnage tax fleet which is Community-flagged” is—

(CFT / TT) × 100

where—

CFT is the aggregate tonnage of qualifying ships registered in one of the Member States' registers,

TT is the aggregate tonnage of all qualifying ships, and

no qualifying ship is counted more than once in determining an aggregate.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see art 1.

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3 Exception of financial year 2007

3Exception of financial year 2007

The financial year 2007 is designated as one in relation to which paragraph 22A of Schedule 22 to the Finance Act 2000 is not to have effect.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see art 1.

Signature

Frank Roy

Alan Campbell

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

14th March 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order disapplies paragraph 22A of Schedule 22 to the Financial Act 2000 for the financial year 2007 (which commences on 1st April 2007: see section 834 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988).

Paragraph 8 of Schedule 7 to the Finance Act 2005 introduced (to comply with European Community guidelines on State aid to maritime transport) a general requirement that ships entering the Tonnage Tax regime in future should be Community-flagged. Paragraphs 22B(2) and 22C(1) of Schedule 22 to the Finance Act 2000 give the Treasury power to disapply that rule on a year-by-year basis, provided (in the case of financial year 2006 onwards) that the percentage of the tonnage tax fleet which is Community-flagged has not decreased. This Order disapplies that rule for financial year 2007.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

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