Corporate Tax Base in the Light of the IAS / IFRS and EU Directive 2013/34: A Comparative Approach aims to address how companies’ tax bases will be determined under national law. The recent relaunch of the European Commission’s Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) project promises a sorely needed leap forward in the harmonization of the rules by which companies calculate their taxable profits – in particular, the initiative hopes to remedy the severe barrier to cross-border business caused by the ‘accounting Tower of Babel’ by which companies’ tax bases are determined under national law.
This thorough analysis and commentary covers the influence of accounting rules on tax, considering both generally accepted standards – international accounting standards (IAS) and international financial reporting standards (IFRS) – and EU Directive 2013/34. Three introductory chapters usher in detailed comparative overviews of the effect of these rules on taxation in nine EU Member States as well as in two other major EU trading partners, the United States and Brazil.
What’s in this book:
Fully explaining the remarkable recent improvement in the comparability of accounts that represent favorable preconditions for creating a single market for financial services within the EU, this book covers every relevant detail, including the following and much more:
- criterion of evaluation of alternative fixed assets based on revaluated amounts;
- criterion based on fair value;
- provisions applicable to income statements, notes, reports, and financial statements;
- pules applicable to the publication of documents;
- transparency in payments to governments;
- dispositions on exemptions;
- hierarchy of general provisions and principles;
- balance sheet and profit and loss account;
- simplifications for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
- system of creditors’ protection; and
- protection of investors’ interests.
This book offers a comparative study of how accounting rules affect tax law in eleven major jurisdictions and provides an in-depth comparison of accounting and taxation from legislative, regulatory, and commercial perspectives. Different models of tax base determination are discussed and compared.
How this will help you:
The book is a peerless explication of the taxation choices granted to Member States under IAS/IFRS and EU Directive 2013/34 and how they will be affected by ongoing Commission initiatives. Since relevant, timely, reliable, and comparable information assumes a leading role in protecting the interests of investors, creditors, and other stakeholders, as well as in ensuring that all operators act on a level playing field under equal conditions, the analysis presented is of immeasurable value to lawyers, business persons, and officials concerned with taxation, in Europe and other states where international trade is being practiced.
PART I IAS/IFRS and the New Directive 2013/34/EU from the Commercial Law Perspective
PART II IAS/IFRS and the New EU Directive 2013/34 from the Accounting Perspective
PART III Accounting and Taxation: Reports from Different Countries
PART IV CCCTB and Federal Income Tax: A U.S. Lesson for the European Union? (From U.S. to EU)
PART V Comparative Survey