GIM5120 - Taxation of the investment return: corporate and government debt: exchange differences: accounting periods ending after 31 March 1996 and beginning on or after 1 October 2002
For periods beginning on or after 1 October 2002, substantial changes were made to the loan relationships legislation. In particular, for these periods it covers exchange gains and losses on
- loan relationships
- money debts which are not loan relationships (for example trade balances such as unpaid claims and premiums)
- foreign currency notes and coins
- provisions, including technical reserves for unpaid claims (see GIM6120)
- specified insurance balances - unearned premium provisions, unexpired risk provisions and deferred acquisition costs (FA96/S100 (10)(b) and FA96/S100 (11)(b) - see GIM6060)
Exchange gains and losses are brought into account in accordance with the accounts; for companies applying UK GAAP this includes the relevant provisions of the 2005 ABI SORP (paragraph 219) - see GIM2040+.