2016 US Code
Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
Chapter 1 - Normal Taxes and Surtaxes
Subchapter P - Capital Gains and Losses
Part IV - Special Rules for Determining Capital Gains and Losses
Sec. 1234A - Gains or losses from certain terminations

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Citation 26 U.S.C. § 1234A (2016)
Section Name §1234A. Gains or losses from certain terminations
Section Text

Gain or loss attributable to the cancellation, lapse, expiration, or other termination of—

(1) a right or obligation (other than a securities futures contract, as defined in section 1234B) with respect to property which is (or on acquisition would be) a capital asset in the hands of the taxpayer, or

(2) a section 1256 contract (as defined in section 1256) not described in paragraph (1) which is a capital asset in the hands of the taxpayer,


shall be treated as gain or loss from the sale of a capital asset. The preceding sentence shall not apply to the retirement of any debt instrument (whether or not through a trust or other participation arrangement).

Source Credit

(Added Pub. L. 97–34, title V, §507(a), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 333; amended Pub. L. 97–448, title I, §105(e), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2387; Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title I, §102(e)(4), (9), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 624, 625; Pub. L. 105–34, title X, §1003(a)(1), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 909; Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(7) [title IV, §401(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–648; Pub. L. 107–147, title IV, §412(d)(1)(A), Mar. 9, 2002, 116 Stat. 53.)

Editorial Notes AMENDMENTS

2002—Pars. (1) to (3). Pub. L. 107–147 inserted "or" at end of par. (1), struck out "or" at end of par. (2), and struck out par. (3) which read as follows: "a securities futures contract (as so defined) which is a capital asset in the hands of the taxpayer,".

2000—Par. (1). Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(7) [title IV, §401(b)(1)], inserted "(other than a securities futures contract, as defined in section 1234B)" after "right or obligation".

Par. (3). Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(7) [title IV, §401(b)(2)–(4)], added par. (3).

1997—Par. (1). Pub. L. 105–34 substituted "property" for "personal property (as defined in section 1092(d)(1))".

1984—Pub. L. 98–369, §102(e)(9), inserted at end "The preceding sentence shall not apply to the retirement of any debt instrument (whether or not through a trust or other participation arrangement)."

Par. (2). Pub. L. 98–369, §102(e)(4), substituted "a section 1256 contract" for "a regulated futures contract".

1983—Pub. L. 97–448 inserted reference to a regulated futures contract (as defined in section 1256) not described in paragraph (1) which is a capital asset in the hands of the taxpayer.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–147 effective as if included in the provisions of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 [H.R. 5662, as enacted by Pub. L. 106–554], to which such amendment relates, see section 412(e) of Pub. L. 107–147, set out as a note under section 151 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1997 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 105–34, title X, §1003(a)(2), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 910, provided that: "The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall apply to terminations more than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 5, 1997]."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by section 102(e)(4) of Pub. L. 98–369 applicable to positions established after July 18, 1984, in taxable years ending after that date, except as otherwise provided, and amendment by section 102(e)(9) of Pub. L. 98–369, applicable as if included in the amendment made by section 507(a) of Pub. L. 97–34, as amended by section 105(e) of Pub. L. 97–448, see section 102(f), (g) of Pub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 1256 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1983 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–448 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if it had been included in the provision of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, Pub. L. 97–34, to which such amendment relates, see section 109 of Pub. L. 97–448, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section applicable to property acquired and positions established by the taxpayer after June 23, 1981, in taxable years ending after such date, and applicable when so elected with respect to property held on June 23, 1981, see section 508 of Pub. L. 97–34, set out as a note under section 1092 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
CHAPTER 1 - NORMAL TAXES AND SURTAXES
Subchapter P - Capital Gains and Losses
PART IV - SPECIAL RULES FOR DETERMINING CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES
Sec. 1234A - Gains or losses from certain terminations
Contains section 1234A
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 95 Stat. 333
96 Stat. 2387
98 Stat. 624
111 Stat. 909, 910
114 Stat. 2763
116 Stat. 53
Public Law References Public Law 97-34, Public Law 97-448, Public Law 98-369, Public Law 105-34, Public Law 106-554, Public Law 107-147
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