Published on 01 Feb 04
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The recognition of foreign exchange gains and losses has long been a murky issue in the tax return checklists of practitioners. Not only have there been issues of when is
the appropriate time to recognise such a gain or loss, but also the question of whether the gain or loss should be on
revenue or capital account.
In an attempt to clarify the law, discrete provisions have been added to the tax legislation.
In this article, we summarise the basic rules of forex recognition. Part 2 of this series, published in the March 2004 edition of Taxation in Australia, examines some of the variations, concessions and transitional rules that have been introduced.
Michael is a Partner in the taxation section of Hall & Wilcox Lawyers. His practice focuses on tax disputes, domestic income tax issues including CGT and Division 7A, business sales, acquisitions and restructures and GST. Michael has extensive experience handling a broad range of taxpayer disputes, including disputes concerning the Small Business CGT Concessions, having acted for the taxpayers in White v FCT  FCA 880, White v FCT  FCA 109 and Altnot v FCT  AATA 140, among other cases. Michael regularly consults to the Board of Taxation and Treasury including in respect of Division 7A, small business impediments and the small business CGT Concessions. He is a regular presenter for The Tax Institute.
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06 August 2018
Andy is a Solicitor at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers.
Current at March 2004