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Forsknings- och utvecklingskostnader: Definition och anskaffningsvärde ur ett skatterättsligt perspektiv.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Research and Development Costs : Definition and Historic Value From a Tax Law Perspective. (English)
Abstract [en]

Research and Development-costs constitutes an important part in contemporary companies. R&D are treated differently depending on their definition and how the historic value is decided. The main goal for this essay is to bring clarity to how the definiton of the term R&D is decided in accounting as well as in tax law. Another goal is to decide how the historic value is calculated. It is also interesting to examine under which circumstances the costs can be activated in the balance sheet, and under which circumstances deduction for the R&D-costs may be allowed. Besides R&D-projects when searching for new products, there are other areas in which R&D-projects can be found. For example there can be R&D-projects with the purpose to evolve the companies administrative routines and in the area of personal health-care. The historic value contains all the costs that are related to the project. Activation of a cost may be allowed from the day the company decides that the asset is going to generate economic value in the future. The rights to deduct R&D-costs is admitted when the R&D-project is done within the field where the company is operating.

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Ekonomiska institutionen , 2003. , 54 p.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Ekonomprogrammet), 2003:21
Keyword [en]
Law, Research&Development cost, non-tangible asset, historic value, activating costs, deduction
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1636OAI: diva2:18960
Available from: 2003-08-29 Created: 2003-08-29

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