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Finance Act 2002

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Exchange gains and losses from loan relationships etc

3After section 84 (debits and credits brought into account) insert—

84AExchange gains and losses from loan relationships

(1)The reference in section 84(1)(a) above to the profits, gains and losses arising to a company from its loan relationships and related transactions includes a reference to exchange gains and losses arising to the company from its loan relationships.

(2)Subsection (1) above is subject to the following provisions of this section.

(3)Subsection (1) above does not have effect in relation to—

(a)so much of an exchange gain or loss arising to a company in relation to an asset representing a loan relationship of the company as falls within subsection (4) below; or

(b)so much of an exchange gain or loss arising to a company in relation to a liability representing a loan relationship of the company as falls within subsection (5) below; or

(c)so much of any exchange gain or loss arising to a company as results from any translation from one currency to another pursuant to section 93A(4) of the Finance Act 1993 of the profit or loss of part of the company’s business and falls within subsection (4) below; or

(d)so much of an exchange gain or loss arising to a company in relation to an asset or liability representing a loan relationship of the company as falls within a description prescribed for the purpose in regulations made by the Treasury.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3)(a) or (c) above, an exchange gain or loss falls within this subsection to the extent that, in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, an amount representing the whole or part of it is carried to or sustained by a reserve maintained by the company.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (3)(b) above, an exchange gain or loss falls within this subsection to the extent that, in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, an amount representing the whole or part of it—

(a)is carried to or sustained by a reserve maintained by the company; and

(b)is set off by or against an amount falling within subsection (6) below.

(6)An amount falls within this subsection if—

(a)it represents the whole or part of an exchange gain or loss arising to the company in relation to any asset of the company; and

(b)in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice it is carried to or sustained by the reserve mentioned in subsection (5)(a) above.

(7)Where by virtue of subsection (3) above subsection (1) above does not have effect in relation to an amount representing the whole or part of an exchange gain or loss, section 84(2)(b) above shall not have effect in relation to that amount (but this subsection is subject to regulations under subsection (8) below).

(8)The Treasury may by regulations make provision for or in connection with bringing into account in prescribed circumstances amounts in relation to which subsection (1) above does not, by virtue of subsection (3) above, have effect.

(9)The reference in subsection (8) above to bringing amounts into account is a reference to bringing amounts into account—

(a)for the purposes of this Chapter, as credits or debits in respect of the loan relationships of the company concerned; or

(b)for the purposes of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

(10)Any power to make regulations under this section includes power to make different provision for different cases..

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