Currency and interest rate risks are a few of the ways that businesses are engaging in financial transactions to hedge their risks. While many companies identify hedging transactions for financial accounting purposes, they may not specifically identify them as hedging transactions for tax purposes. Not doing so can impact the character of the gain or loss when the hedge is finally closed out. Further, the method of accounting for certain hedges could be affected if they are not timely identified.
These character and timing changes can create unwanted tax exposure and financial reporting risks. The highly experienced tax team at Deloitte can help.
We have in-depth experience in the many aspects of hedging transactions and years of experience in working with companies in a variety of industries on their hedging issues.