Section 707 Management expenses
(1) Subject to sections 709 and 710, section 83 shall apply for computing the profits of a company carrying on life business, whether mutual or proprietary (and not charged to corporation tax in respect of it under Case I of Schedule D), whether or not the company is resident in the State, as that section applies in relation to an investment company, except that―
(a) there shall be deducted from the amount treated as expenses of management for any accounting period―
(i) any repayment or refund receivable in the period of the whole or part of a sum disbursed by the company for that period or any earlier period as expenses of management, including commissions (in whatever manner described),
(ii) reinsurance commissions earned by the company in the period, and
(iii) the amount of any fines or fees receivable in the period or profits arising from reversions in the period,
and in calculating profits arising from reversions the company may set off against those profits any losses arising from reversions in any previous accounting period during which any enactment granting this relief was in operation in so far as they have not already been so set off, and
(b) no deduction shall be made under section 83(2)(b) other than in respect of the amount of any income (other than receipts from premiums) which, if the profits of the company were chargeable to corporation tax under Case I of Schedule D, would be taken into account in computing those profits and any such deduction from the amount treated as expenses of management under that section shall not be regarded as reducing acquisition expenses within the meaning of section 708.
(2) (a) Where the life assurance business of an assurance company includes more than one of the following classes of business―
(i) pension business,
(ii) general annuity business, and
(iii) life assurance business (excluding such pension business and general annuity business),
then, for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts, the business of each such class shall be treated as though it were a separate business, and subsection (1) shall apply separately to each such class of business as if it were the only business of the company.
(b) Any amount of an excess referred to in section 83(3) which is carried forward from an accounting period ending before the 27th day of May, 1986, may for the purposes of section 83(2) be deducted in computing the profits of the company for a later accounting period in respect of such of the classes of business referred to in paragraph (a) as the company may elect; but any amount so deducted in computing the profits from one of those classes of business shall not be deducted in computing the profits of the company from another of those classes of business.
(c) Any amount of excess referred to in section 83(3) in relation to special investment business, which is available to be carried forward from an accounting period ending in 2002, may for the purposes of that section, be carried forward to the succeeding accounting period and treated as relating to life assurance business, other than new basis business (within the meaning of section 730A(1)).
Finance Act 2003 section 52(1)(a).
(4) Relief under subsection (1) shall not be given to any such company in so far as it would, if given in addition to all other reliefs to which the company is entitled, reduce the corporation tax borne by the company on the income and gains of its life business for any accounting period to less than would have been paid if the company had been charged to tax at the rate specified in section 21(1) in respect of that business under Case I of Schedule D and, where relief has been withheld in respect of any accounting period by virtue of this subsection, the excess to be carried forward by virtue ofsection 83(3) shall be increased accordingly.
(5) (a) For the purposes of subsection (4)―
(iv) sections 709(2), 710 and 714 shall, and section 396(5)(b) shall not, apply for the purposes of computing the profits of the life assurance business or the industrial assurance business, as the case may be, which would have been charged to tax under Case I of Schedule D.
(b) The reference in section 551(2) to computing income or profits or gains or losses shall not be taken as applying to a computation of a company’s income for the purposes of subsection (4).