26 U.S. Code § 1287 - Denial of capital gain treatment for gains on certain obligations not in registered form

(a) In general
If any registration-required obligation is not in registered form, any gain on the sale or other disposition of such obligation shall be treated as ordinary income (unless the issuance of such obligation was subject to tax under section 4701).
(b) Definitions
For purposes of subsection (a)—
(1) Registration-required obligation
The term “registration-required obligation” has the meaning given to such term by section 163 (f)(2).
(2) Registered form
The term “registered form” has the same meaning as when used in section 163 (f).


(Added Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title I, § 41(a),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 552; amended Pub. L. 111–147, title V, § 502(a)(2)(D),Mar. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 107.)

2010—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 111–147struck out “except that clause (iv) of subparagraph (A), and subparagraph (B), of such section shall not apply” before period.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–147applicable to obligations issued after the date which is 2 years after Mar. 18, 2010, see section 502(f) ofPub. L. 111–147, set out as a note under section 149 of this title.
Effective Date

Section applicable to taxable years ending after July 18, 1984, except as otherwise provided, see section 44 ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 1271 of this title.

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