Advance tax ruling


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Advance tax ruling

A written statement sought by a taxpayer from the tax authorities about the tax implications of a transaction. It is often a precondition for closing the transaction because an adverse tax ruling may make the transaction (e.g. a merger) financially unviable.
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Conversion of preference shares into ordinary shares through mandatory conversion pursuant to the terms of the articles of association is not regarded as a taxable sale according to an advance tax ruling decided by the Swedish Council for Advance Tax Rulings on November 7, 2008, which was upheld by the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court in a judgment on May 14, 2009.
Starting with 1991 this board has been transformed into a semi-judiciary independent body named the Council of Advance Tax Ruling.
The changes include the introduction of a formal advance tax ruling procedure and a step up opportunity on certain conversions of a corporation into a partnership but eliminating at the same time a loophole in the international participation exemption.
The strategic disadvantages of applying for an advance tax ruling are shown usually to outweigh the strategic advantages of such a request.
The designation is obtained by requesting an advance tax ruling.
Finnish-Swedish IT company TietoEnator Corporation said on Tuesday (6 July) that it had received an advance tax ruling regarding the parent company asset write-downs booked and announced on 21 April 2004.
FEE's Code of Conduct group on business taxation debated a number of advance tax ruling procedures on August 28, when considering harmful tax practices.
The request was for an advance tax ruling on their plans to move over $2 billion of assets to the US.
The personnel on the general audit team are the experts on understanding the taxpayer's facts and are in the best position to confirm that the facts are consistent with the representations in the advance tax ruling request.
On March 8, 1991, a law firm acting for a family trust asked Revenue Canada for an advance tax ruling to verify that public company shares held within the trust could leave Canada on a tax-free basis.