foreign personal holding company income
(1) In general For purposes of subsection (a)(1), the term “foreign personal holding company income” means the portion of the gross income which consists of: (A) Dividends, etc. Dividends, interest, royalties, rents, and annuities. (B) Certain property transactions The excess of gains over losses from the sale or exchange of property— (i) which gives rise to income described in subparagraph (A) (after application of paragraph (2)(A)) other than property which gives rise to income not treated as foreign personal holding company income by reason of subsection (h) or (i) for the taxable year, (ii) which is an interest in a trust, partnership, or REMIC, or (iii) which does not give rise to any income. Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of any property which, in the hands of the controlled foreign corporation, is property described in section 1221(a)(1) shall not be taken into account under this subparagraph. (C) Commodities transactions The excess of gains over losses from transactions (including futures, forward, and similar transactions) in any commodities. This subparagraph shall not apply to gains or losses which— (i) arise out of commodity hedging transactions (as defined in paragraph (5)(A)), (ii) are active business gains or losses from the sale of commodities, but only if substantially all of the controlled foreign corporation’s commodities are property described in paragraph (1), (2), or (8) of section 1221(a), or (iii) are foreign currency gains or losses (as defined in section 988(b) ) attributable to any section 988 transactions. (D) Foreign currency gains The excess of foreign currency gains over foreign currency losses (as defined in section 988(b)) attributable to any section 988 transactions. This subparagraph shall not apply in the case of any transaction directly related to the business needs of the controlled foreign corporation. (E) Income equivalent to interest Any income equivalent to interest, including income from commitment fees (or similar amounts) for loans actually made. (F) Income from notional principal contracts (i) In general Net income from notional principal contracts. (ii) Coordination with other categories of foreign personal holding company income Any item of income, gain, deduction, or loss from a notional principal contract entered into for purposes of hedging any item described in any preceding subparagraph shall not be taken into account for purposes of this subparagraph but shall be taken into account under such other subparagraph. (G) Payments in lieu of dividends Payments in lieu of dividends which are made pursuant to an agreement to which section 1058 applies. (H) Personal service contracts (i) Amounts received under a contract under which the corporation is to furnish personal services if— (I) some person other than the corporation has the right to designate (by name or by description) the individual who is to perform the services, or (II) the individual who is to perform the services is designated (by name or by description) in the contract, and (ii) amounts received from the sale or other disposition of such a contract. This subparagraph shall apply with respect to amounts received for services under a particular contract only if at some time during the taxable year 25 percent or more in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation is owned, directly or indirectly, by or for the individual who has performed, is to perform, or may be designated (by name or by description) as the one to perform, such services.