All businesses have competition, and it is strategy that allows one business to rise above the others to become successful. Even if you have a great idea for a business, and you have a great product, you are unlikely to go anywhere without strategy.
Significant restrictions and special rules often apply. The rules related to such transactions are often quite complex.
Formation[ edit ] Most systems treat the formation of a corporation by a controlling corporate shareholder as a nontaxable event. Many systems, including the United States and Canada, extend this tax free treatment to the formation of a corporation by any group of shareholders in control of the corporation.
John and Mary are United States residents who operate a business. They decide to incorporate for business reasons. They transfer the assets of the business to Newco, a newly formed Delaware corporation of which they are the sole shareholders, subject to accrued liabilities of the business in exchange solely for common shares of Newco.
If on the other hand Newco also assumes a bank loan in excess of the basis of the assets transferred less the accrued liabilities, John and Mary will recognize taxable gain for such excess. Generally, significant restrictions apply if tax free treatment is to be obtained.
This acquisition is not taxable to Smallco or its shareholders under U.
Reorganizations[ edit ] In addition, corporations may change key aspects of their legal identity, capitalization, or structure in a tax free manner under most systems. Examples of reorganizations that may be tax free include mergers, amalgamations, liquidations of subsidiaries, share for share exchanges, exchanges of shares for assets, changes in form or place of organization, and recapitalizations.
Where such interest is paid to related parties, such deduction may be limited. Without such limitation, owners could structure financing of the corporation in a manner that would provide for a tax deduction for much of the profits, potentially without changing the tax on shareholders.
For example, assume a corporation earns profits of before interest expense and would normally distribute 50 to shareholders. If the corporation is structured so that deductible interest of 50 is payable to the shareholders, it will cut its tax to half the amount due if it merely paid a dividend.
For example, interest paid on related party debt in excess of three times equity may not be deductible in computing taxable income. The United States, United Kingdom, and French tax systems apply a more complex set of tests to limit deductions. However, treaties and practicality impose limits on taxation of those outside its borders, even on income from sources within the country.
Most jurisdictions tax foreign corporations on business income within the jurisdiction when earned through a branch or permanent establishment in the jurisdiction. This tax may be imposed at the same rate as the tax on business income of a resident corporation or at a different rate.
Many countries impose a branch profits tax on foreign corporations to prevent the advantage the absence of dividend withholding tax would otherwise provide to foreign corporations.
This tax may be imposed at the time profits are earned by the branch or at the time they are remitted or deemed remitted outside the country.
Some jurisdictions do not recognize inter-branch payments as actual payments, and income or deductions arising from such inter-branch payments are disregarded.
Commonly limited deductions include management fees and interest. Jenson argues that low corporate tax rates are a minor determinate of a multinational company when setting up their headquarters in a country.Corporate strategy is the highest level of strategy followed by business level strategy and finally functional level strategy.
Each of these is explained in this article. There are various levels of strategy in an organization - corporate level, business level, and functional level. Hierarchical Levels of Strategy.
Strategy can be formulated on three different levels: corporate level business unit level functional or departmental level. A revision presentation providing business students with an overview of the role of planning in business strategy.
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The Home of the 4 Hour Investor Grade Business Plan. Faster investor quality documentation using HyperQuestions. A corporate tax, also called corporation tax or company tax, is a direct tax imposed by a jurisdiction on the income or capital of corporations or analogous legal entities.
Many countries impose such taxes at the national level, and a similar tax may be imposed at state or local levels. The taxes may also be referred to as income tax or capital tax.