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IAS/IFRS in Belgium: Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on the Tax Burden of Companies

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The adoption of IAS/IFRS in the European Union is part of the European Commission?s global tax policy whose aim is to establish a coordinated corporate tax base. The paper examines the impact of an IAS/IFRS- based tax accounting on the effective tax burden of Belgian companies for eleven different sectors. The use of IAS/IFRS as a starting point for tax purposes affects differently each sector, depending on its accounting and financial characteristics. Some sectors like construction and automotive vehicles see much larger increases in effective tax burdens than others but the impact remains in general relatively important.

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  • Haverals, Jacqueline, 2005. "IAS/IFRS in Belgium: Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on the Tax Burden of Companies," ZEW Discussion Papers 05-38, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    1. Ladislav Mejzlík & Markéta Arltová & David Procházka & Leoš Vítek, 2015. "Implementace mezinárodních standardů účetního výkaznictví v České republice a její vliv na zdanění podniků
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    4. Gabriele Guggiola, 2010. "IFRS Adoption in the E.U., accounting harmonization and market efficiency: a review," Economics and Quantitative Methods qf1002, Department of Economics, University of Insubria.
    5. Miloš Tumpach & Adriana Stanková, 2014. "Current Income Tax Disclosures in Separate Financial Statements of IFRS Adopters in Slovakia," European Financial and Accounting Journal, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2014(4).
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    Keywords

    IAS/IFRS; tax law; tax burden;

    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation

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