Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 775 - Foreign currency gains and losses  

Subdivision 775-D - Qualifying forex accounts that pass the limited balance test  

SECTION 775-225   What this Subdivision is about  

You may elect to have this Subdivision apply to one or more qualifying forex accounts held by you.

If you elect to have this Subdivision apply to an account, a forex realisation gain or a forex realisation loss you make in relation to the account as a result of forex realisation event 2 or 4 is disregarded if the account passes the limited balance test.

For an account to pass the limited balance test, the combined balance of all the accounts covered by your election must not be more than the foreign currency equivalent of $250,000.

The limited balance test includes a buffer provision which allows the combined balance to be more than the foreign currency equivalent of $250,000, but not more than the foreign currency equivalent of $500,000, for not more than 2 15-day periods in any income year.


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