Section 29 Persons chargeable
(1) In this section-
“designated area” means an area designated by order under section 2 of the Continental Shelf Act, 1968;
“exploration or exploitation rights” has the same meaning as in section 13;
“shares” includes stock and any security;
“security” includes securities not creating or evidencing a charge on assets, and interest paid by a company on money advanced without the issue of a security for the advance, or other consideration given by a company for the use of money so advanced, shall be treated as if paid or given in respect of a security issued for the advance by the company.
(1A) (a) In this subsection—
“arrangement” includes any agreement, understanding, scheme, transaction or series of transactions;
“relevant assets” means assets mentioned in—
(i) subsection (3)(a) or (b), or
(ii) subsection (6).
(b) A disposal of relevant assets, for the purpose of this section, includes the disposal of shares deriving their value or the greater part of their value directly or indirectly from those assets, other than shares quoted on a stock exchange.
(c) In calculating the portion of the value of shares attributable directly or indirectly to relevant assets for the purposes of paragraph (b), account shall not be taken of any arrangement that—
(i) involves a transfer of money or other assets (apart from relevant assets) from a person connected with the company in which those shares are held,
(ii) is made before a disposal of relevant assets, and
(iii) the main purpose or one of the main purposes of which is the avoidance of tax.
(3) Subject to any exceptions in the Capital Gains Tax Acts, a person who is neither resident nor ordinarily resident in the State shall be chargeable to capital gains tax for a year of assessment in respect of chargeable gains accruing to such person in that year on the disposal of-
(a) land in the State,
(b) minerals in the State or any rights, interests or other assets in relation to mining or minerals or the searching for minerals,
(c) assets situated in the State which at or before the time when the chargeable gains accrued were used in or for the purposes of a trade carried on by such person in the State through a branch or agency, or which at or before that time were used or held or acquired for use by or for the purposes of the branch or agency,
(d) assets situated outside the State of an overseas life assurance company (within the meaning of section 706(1)), being assets which were held in connection with the life business (within the meaning of section 706(1)) carried on by the company, which at or before the time the chargeable gains accrued were used or held by or for the purposes of that company’s branch or agency in the State.
(4) Subsection (2) shall not apply in respect of chargeable gains accruing from the disposal of assets situated outside the State … to an individual who satisfies the Revenue Commissioners that he or she is not domiciled in the State; but-
(a) the tax shall be charged on the amounts received in the State in respect of those chargeable gains,
(b) any such amounts shall be treated for the purposes of the Capital Gains Tax Acts as gains accruing when they are received in the State, and
(c) any losses accruing to the individual on the disposal of assets situated outside the State … shall not be allowable losses for the purposes of the Capital Gains Tax Acts.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), all amounts paid, used or enjoyed in or in any manner or form transmitted or brought to the State shall be treated as received in the State in respect of any gain, and section 72 shall apply as it would apply if the gain were income arising from possessions outside of the State.
(5A) (a) This subsection shall apply where an individual referred to in subsection (4) transfers outside the State, to his or her spouse or civil partner, any of the proceeds of the disposal of any assets on which chargeable gains accrue, as referred to in that subsection.
(b) Where this subsection applies, any amounts received or treated, under subsection (5), as received in the State on or after 24 October 2013 which derive from any transfer referred to in paragraph (a) shall be treated, for the purpose of subsection (4), as amounts received in the State by the individual in respect of chargeable gains referred to in subsection (4).
(6) Any gains accruing on the disposal of exploration or exploitation rights in a designated area shall be treated for the purposes of the Capital Gains Tax Acts as gains accruing on the disposal of assets situated in the State.
(7) Any gains accruing to a person who is neither resident nor ordinarily resident in the State on the disposal of assets mentioned in subsections (3)(b) and (6) shall be treated for the purposes of capital gains tax as gains accruing on the disposal of assets used for the purposes of a trade carried on by that person in the State through a branch or agency.
(8) A person aggrieved by a decision of the Revenue Commissioners on any question as to the domicile or ordinary residence of that person arising under the Capital Gains Tax Acts may appeal the decision to the Appeal Commissioners, in accordance with section 949I, within the period of 2 months after the date of the notice of the decision.