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Finance Act 1994

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95Commodity and financial futures

(1)In section 143 of the [1992 c. 12.] Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (commodity and financial futures and qualifying options), subsection (4) shall cease to have effect and for subsection (6) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(6)In any case where, in the course of dealing in commodity or financial futures, a person has entered into a futures contract and—

(a)he has not closed out the contract (as mentioned in subsection (5) above), and

(b)he becomes entitled to receive or liable to make a payment, whether under the contract or otherwise, in full or partial settlement of any obligations under the contract,

then, for the purposes of this Act, he shall be treated as having disposed of an asset (namely, that entitlement or liability) and the payment received or made by him shall be treated as consideration for the disposal or, as the case may be, as incidental costs to him of making the disposal.

(7)Section 46 shall not apply to obligations under—

(a)a commodity or financial futures contract which is entered into by a person in the course of dealing in such futures on a recognised futures exchange; or

(b)a commodity or financial futures contract to which an authorised person or listed institution is a party.

(8)In this section—

  • “authorised person” has the same meaning as in the [1986 c. 60.] Financial Services Act 1986, and

  • “listed institution” has the same meaning as in section 43 of that Act.

(2)This section shall apply in relation to contracts entered into on or after 30th November 1993.

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