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Farmland reinvestment relief - s 536 - appeal failed

Posted on: 20 September 2022


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In appeal case 116TACD2022, the appellant disposed of farmland under a compulsory purchaser order (CPO) and received €2,850,000 in respect of which was subject to CGT.

He claimed relief under s 536 for reinvesting €1,368,040 of the proceeds as follows:

Reinvestment costs €156,250 

Permanent disturbance €61,500 

Temporary disturbance €25,000 

Goodwill €148,650 

Costs €86,960 

Injuries Affection €538,000 (house €64,000, Agricultural Land €192,000 and plot 2 (larger area) €282,000) 

Severance €465,600 

Total €1, 368,040 

Revenue argued the sums received and subdivided are not a “capital sum…derived from an asset” within s 535(2)(a) and s 536 did not apply. Even if s 536 did apply, relief was not applied for within the four year time limit.

The Commissioner found that the Appellant had not discharged the burden of proof that a valid claim for a repayment of tax was made in accordance with the TCA 1997 s 865. 



Written by Alan Moore

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