Finance Act, 1959

Purchase and sale of securities: dealers in securities.

7.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, if the first buyer is engaged in carrying on a trade which consists of or comprises dealings in securities, then, in computing for any of the purposes of the Income Tax Acts the profits arising from or loss sustained in the trade, the price paid by him for the securities shall be reduced by the appropriate amount in respect of the interest, as determined in accordance with the First Schedule to this Act.

(2) Where, in the opinion of the Revenue Commissioners, the first buyer is bona fide carrying on the business of a discount house in the State, or where the first buyer is a member of a stock exchange in the State who is recognised by the committee of that stock exchange as carrying on the business of a dealer, subsection (1) of this section shall not have effect in relation to securities bought in the ordinary course of his said business.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply if the interest is to any extent required to be brought into account under section 51 of Finance Act, 1958 , as if it were a trading receipt which had not borne tax or would to any extent be so required to be brought into account but for the provisions of paragraph 2 of the Third Schedule to that Act.