Monthly Archives: January 2010

UK: CFC discussion document published

HM Treasury has published the discussion document on the future of taxation of controlled foreign companies. Of particular interest to IP are the questions on how they should treat overseas companies with IP, proposing to distinguish between those that actively manage the IP and those that passively receive it.  The effect would be to ensure that UK parent companies are not taxed on the profits of IP holding subsidiaries in certain circumstances (to be defined!)

The document simply asks questions at this point, rather than suggesting any particular line of thought.  In particular, it seeks responses on what constitutes active management of IP – this is likely to be an interesting area of discussion, as many of the characteristics of active management would seem to reflect well-managed investment IP activities as well.