From 18 March 2015 entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) will not be available to reduce capital gains tax (CGT) on gains which accrue on personal assets used in a business carried on by a company or a partnership, unless they are disposed of in connection with a disposal of at least a 5% shareholding in the company, or a 5% share in the partnership assets.

Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2015 to amend TCGA to ensure that in order for a disposal of a privately-owned asset to qualify for ER, the claimant must reduce their participation in the business by also disposing of a minimum 5% of the shares of the company carrying on the business, or (where the business is carried on in partnership) of a minimum 5% share in the assets of the partnership carrying on the business.

Article by ACCA In Practice