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Ein Nachruf auf die Diskussion zur entscheidungsneutralen Gewinnbesteuerung


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  • Hemmerich, Kristina
  • Kiesewetter, Dirk
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    Der Beitrag leitet ein Konzept entscheidungsneutraler und gleichmäßiger Gewinnbesteuerung her, das selbst bei unvollkommener Voraussicht praktikabel, rechtssicher und mit einer Gewinnermittlung durch nominalen Vermögensvergleich vereinbar ist. Wir zeigen, dass ein Verfahren revolvierender Ertragswertkorrektur in Anlehnung an König (1997 a) bei zusätzlicher Erfassung des Kapitalwertes diese Anforderungen erfüllt. Das rechnerisch komplexe Vorgehen kommt mit geringfügigen Vereinfachungen der Gewinnermittlung durch Vermögensvergleich nach geltendem Steuerrecht im Ergebnis sehr nahe. Auch das theoretisch bislang ungelöste Problem des zeitlichen Bezugspunktes der Einkommensbesteuerung wird dann vernachlässigbar. -- The paper aims at designing a concept of neutral and equitable profit taxation which is legally reliable under imperfect foresight and which is compatible with basic principles of tax accounting, in particular with the historical cost convention. We show that this can be realized through revolving corrections of the Johansson-Samuelson tax base as first described by König (1997 a) combined with a taxation of the net present value. The procedure is technically complex but can be simplified considerably at the cost of reduced accuracy. In this form it is almost equal to nominal accrual tax accounting as established in Germany and other countries. This simplification also solves the problem of defining the correct point of reference (t = 0) in the Johansson-Samuelson concept.

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    Paper provided by arqus - Arbeitskreis Quantitative Steuerlehre in its series arqus Discussion Papers in Quantitative Tax Research with number 139.

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    Date of creation: 2012
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