Payroll Tax Act 2007 No 21
Current version for 23 October 2014 to date (accessed 22 December 2014 at 05:43)

19   Choice of relevant day

(1)  The employer can elect to treat as the relevant day either the date on which the share or option is granted to the employee or the vesting date.
(2)  A share or option is granted to a person if:
(a)  another person transfers the share or option to that person (other than, in the case of a share, by issuing the share to that person), or
(b)  in the case of a share—another person allots the share to that person, or
(c)  in the case of an option—another person confers the option on, or otherwise creates the option in, that person, or
(d)  the person otherwise acquires a legal interest in the share or option from another person, or
(e)  the person acquires a beneficial interest in the share or option from another person.
(2A)  To avoid doubt, if an employee acquires a right to be granted a share or an option, or some other material benefit, at the election of the employer, the share or option is not granted until the employer elects to grant the share or option.
(3)  The vesting date in respect of a share is one of the following dates (whichever happens first):
(a)  the date on which the share vests in the employee (that is, when any conditions applying to the grant of the share have been met and the employee’s legal or beneficial interest in the share cannot be rescinded),
(b)  the date at the end of the period of 7 years from the date on which the share is granted to the employee.
(4)  The vesting date in respect of an option is one of the following dates (whichever happens first):
(a)  the date on which the share to which the option relates is granted to the employee,
(b)  the date on which the employee exercises a right under the option to have the share the subject of the option transferred to, allotted to or vested in him or her,
(c)  the date at the end of the period of 7 years from the date on which the option is granted to the employee.
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