When a transaction placed under the protection of the Court provides that the forgiveness by the debtors of 50% of their unsecured debt will only be purchased after full payment of the remaining 50% spread out over ten dates of payment, the cancellation of debt thus granted should be considered as bearing a suspensive condition.

Therefore, the debt cannot be considered as paid off as of the conclusion of the transaction, and the profit resulting from the latter is only taxable the tax year during which the condition is performed, i.e. the tax year during which the payment of the last deadline provided by the transaction (Administrative Court of Grenoble, June 7, 1995, no.90-4090, 4th ch, SA Horizal).

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