The Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Finals) Regulations 2022

Draft Regulations laid before the House of Commons under section 48(5) of the Finance Act 2014, for approval by resolution of that House.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2022 No.

Income Tax

The Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Finals) Regulations 2022

Made

***

Coming into force

30th June 2022

In accordance with section 48(5) of that Act, a draft of the instrument was laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the House of Commons.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Finals) Regulations 2022 and come into force on 30th June 2022.

2.  In these Regulations—

accredited person” means any individual who, in advance of their performance of the relevant EURO 2022 activity in question, has been accredited by UEFA for the purposes of EURO 2022 through the issue of a personalised accreditation badge, including any individual who has been so accredited in their capacity as—

(a)

an employee, official or contractor of a national football association which is a member of UEFA and is competing in EURO 2022, including, for the avoidance of doubt, a player listed in the EURO 2022 Player List,

(b)

an employee, official or contractor of UEFA or UEFA Events SA(2), including a match official, or

(c)

an employee or contractor of a broadcast, commercial or media organisation working with UEFA for the purposes of EURO 2022;

EURO 2022” means the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 final tournament, a football competition planned to be held in a number of host cities across England from 6th July 2022 to 31st July 2022;

income” means employment income(3), or the profits of a trade, profession or vocation including profits treated as arising as a result of section 13 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005(4);

UEFA” means the Union des Associations Européennes de Football(5).

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 final tournament

3.—(1) An accredited person who performs a relevant EURO 2022 activity is not liable to income tax in respect of any income arising from the activity if the non-residence condition is met.

(2) A relevant EURO 2022 activity is a duty or service performed by an accredited person—

(a)in the United Kingdom,

(b)during the period from 1st July 2022 to 6th August 2022 inclusive,

(c)in connection with any football match included in the official EURO 2022 match schedule held or to be held in England, and

(d)in pursuance of the obligations of the specific office, employment, contractual arrangement or other capacity in respect of which the accredited person performing the activity has been accredited by UEFA.

(3) The non-residence condition is that—

(a)the accredited person is non-UK resident for the tax year 2022-23, or

(b)the accredited person is UK resident for the tax year 2022-23 but the year is a split year as respects the person and the relevant EURO 2022 activity is performed during the overseas part of the year(6).

(4) Section 966 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (deduction of sums representing income tax) does not apply to any payment or transfer which gives rise to income benefitting from the exemption under paragraph (1).

Name

Name

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

Date

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations provide for an exemption from income tax on income earned in the UK in connection with football matches held in England as part of the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) EURO Women’s 2022 final tournament. The exemption applies only to individuals within the meaning of “accredited person” (as defined by regulation 2), such as accredited players, officials or contractors of the participating national football associations, UEFA, UEFA Events SA and partner organisations. The individuals must be non-UK resident in the tax year 2022-23 or, where the tax year is a split year in relation to the individual, the income must relate to the overseas part of the year.

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 final tournament is planned to take place between 6th July and 31st July 2022. This income tax exemption is available from 1st July 2022 until 6th August 2022.

A Tax Information and Impact Note covering this instrument will be published on the website at http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tax-information-and-impact-notes-tiins.

(2)

UEFA Events SA is a société anonyme which is wholly owned by UEFA and entered in the register of companies under the Swiss civil code with registered number CHE-109.373.092.

(3)

Section 7 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1) defines “employment income” for the purposes of the Tax Acts. Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) states that “The Tax Acts” means the Income Tax Acts and the Corporation Tax Acts. Schedule 1 further states that “The Income Tax Acts” means all enactments relating to income tax.

(4)

2005 c. 5; section 13 was amended by the Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3), Part 2 of Schedule 1 paragraphs 492 and 495, and Part 1 of Schedule 3.

(5)

UEFA is a society entered in the register of companies under the Swiss civil code with registered number CHE-103.107.646.

(6)

Section 989 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3), as amended by the Finance Act 2013 (c. 29) Schedule 45 paragraph 107, defines “non-UK resident”, “UK resident”, “the overseas part” and “split year” for the purposes of the Income Tax Acts.