aggregate foreign cash position
(3) Aggregate foreign cash position For purposes of this subsection— (A) In general The term “aggregate foreign cash position” means, with respect to any United States shareholder, the greater of— (i) the aggregate of such United States shareholder’s pro rata share of the cash position of each specified foreign corporation of such United States shareholder determined as of the close of the last taxable year of such specified foreign corporation which begins before January 1, 2018 , or (ii) one half of the sum of— (I) the aggregate described in clause (i) determined as of the close of the last taxable year of each such specified foreign corporation which ends before November 2, 2017 , plus (II) the aggregate described in clause (i) determined as of the close of the taxable year of each such specified foreign corporation which precedes the taxable year referred to in subclause (I). (B) Cash position For purposes of this paragraph, the cash position of any specified foreign corporation is the sum of— (i) cash held by such foreign corporation, (ii) the net accounts receivable of such foreign corporation, plus (iii) the fair market value of the following assets held by such corporation: (I) Personal property which is of a type that is actively traded and for which there is an established financial market. (II) Commercial paper, certificates of deposit, the securities of the Federal government and of any State or foreign government. (III) Any foreign currency. (IV) Any obligation with a term of less than one year. (V) Any asset which the Secretary identifies as being economically equivalent to any asset described in this subparagraph. (C) Net accounts receivable For purposes of this paragraph, the term “net accounts receivable” means, with respect to any specified foreign corporation, the excess (if any) of— (i) such corporation’s accounts receivable, over (ii) such corporation’s accounts payable (determined consistent with the rules of section 461 ). (D) Prevention of double counting Cash positions of a specified foreign corporation described in clause (ii), (iii)(I), or (iii)(IV) of subparagraph (B) shall not be taken into account by a United States shareholder under subparagraph (A) to the extent that such United States shareholder demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that such amount is so taken into account by such United States shareholder with respect to another specified foreign corporation. (E) Cash positions of certain non-corporate entities taken into account An entity (other than a corporation) shall be treated as a specified foreign corporation of a United States shareholder for purposes of determining such United States shareholder’s aggregate foreign cash position if any interest in such entity is held by a specified foreign corporation of such United States shareholder (determined after application of this subparagraph) and such entity would be a specified foreign corporation of such United States shareholder if such entity were a foreign corporation. (F) Anti-abuse If the Secretary determines that a principal purpose of any transaction was to reduce the aggregate foreign cash position taken into account under this subsection, such transaction shall be disregarded for purposes of this subsection.