Corporation Tax Act, 1976

Pension business.

41.—(1) Exemption from corporation tax shall be allowed in respect of income from, and chargeable gains in respect of, investments and deposits of so much of an assurance company's life assurance fund and separate annuity fund, if any, as is referable to pension business.

(2) The exemption from tax conferred by subsection (1) shall not exclude any sums from being taken into account as receipts in computing profits or losses for any purpose of the Corporation Tax Acts.

(3) Subject to subsection (4) the exclusion by section 2 from the charge to corporation tax of franked investment income shall not prevent such income being taken into account as part of the profits in computing under section 39 income from pension business.

(4) If for any accounting period there is, apart from this subsection, a profit arising to an assurance company from pension business (computed in accordance with the provisions of section 39) and the company so elects as respects all or any part of its franked investment income arising in that period, being an amount of franked investment income not exceeding the amount of the said profit, subsections (1) and (3) shall not apply to the franked investment income to which the election relates.

An election under this subsection shall be made by notice in writing given to the inspector not later than two years after the end of the accounting period to which the election relates, or within such longer period as the Revenue Commissioners may by notice in writing allow.

(5) In computing under section 39 the profits from pension business, annuities shall be deductible notwithstanding section 11 (5) and a company shall not be entitled to treat as paid out of profits or gains brought into charge to income tax any part of the annuities paid by the company which is referable to pension business.