Foreign currency gains and losses



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Under the forex provisions, if you sell a depreciating asset in foreign currency, the termination value of the asset is translated to Australian currency at the exchange rate applicable when you receive the foreign currency. Any realised foreign currency gain or loss on the transaction is included in assessable income or allowed as a deduction, respectively.

Last modified: 01 Oct 2006QC 27597