Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 775 - Foreign currency gains and losses  

Subdivision 775-A - Objects of this Division  

SECTION 775-10   775-10   Objects of this Division  

The objects of this Division are as follows:

(a) to recognise *foreign currency gains and losses for income tax purposes;

(b) to quantify those gains and losses by reference to the change in the Australian dollar value of rights and obligations;

(c) to treat certain foreign currency denominated financing facilities that are the economic equivalent of a loan as if the relevant facility were a loan;

(d) to reduce compliance costs by not requiring the recognition of certain low-value foreign currency gains and losses that involve substantial calculations.


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