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Finance Act 2002

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Derivative contracts for unallowable purposes

23(1)Where in any accounting period a derivative contract of a company has an unallowable purpose, this paragraph shall apply for the purpose of determining the credits and debits which fall, in the case of the company, to be brought into account for the purposes of this Schedule.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the credits to be brought into account in the case of the derivative contract for the accounting period shall not include so much of the exchange credits given by the authorised accounting method used as respects the contract as, on a just and reasonable apportionment, is referable to the unallowable purpose.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the debits to be brought into account in the case of the derivative contract for the accounting period shall not include so much of the debits given by the authorised accounting method used as respects the contract as, on a just and reasonable apportionment, is referable to the unallowable purpose.

(4)If, in the case of the derivative contract,—

(a)the amount of the debits referable to the unallowable purpose, in accordance with sub-paragraph (3), for that accounting period, exceeds

(b)the amount of the exchange credits referable to that purpose, in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), for that accounting period,

the difference between the amounts (the “net loss”) may be brought into account as a debit to the extent permitted by sub-paragraph (5).

(5)An amount of accumulated net losses may be brought into account for an accounting period if, and to the extent that, there is for that period an amount of accumulated credits (other than exchange credits).

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) the amount of accumulated net losses is, in relation to an accounting period,—

(a)the amount of any net loss arising, in the case of the derivative contract, for that accounting period or any earlier accounting period, in accordance with sub-paragraph (4), less

(b)the amount of any such net loss as was brought into account in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) in any earlier accounting period.

(7)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) the amount of accumulated credits (other than exchange credits) is, in relation to an accounting period,—

(a)the amount of any credits (other than exchange credits) arising, in the case of the derivative contract, for that accounting period or any earlier accounting period, less

(b)an amount equal to the amount of any net loss, arising in the case of the derivative contract, which was brought into account in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) in any earlier accounting period.

(8)Amounts which, by virtue of this paragraph, are not brought into account for the purposes of this Schedule as respects any matter are in consequence also amounts which, in accordance with paragraph 1(2), are not to be brought into account for the purposes of corporation tax as respects that matter apart from this Schedule.

(9)For the purposes of this paragraph, a credit is an exchange credit, in the case of a company, to the extent that it is attributable to any exchange gains arising to the company which, by virtue of paragraph 16, are included in the reference to the profits arising to the company in paragraph 15(1)(a).

(10)This paragraph is supplemented by paragraph 24.

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