Tax treatment of financial instruments a survey to France, Germany, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

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  • European Economic Community countries.


  • Financial instruments -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- European Economic Community countries.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementby Geerten Michielse (ed.) ... [et al.].
SeriesSeries on international taxation ;, 14, Series on international taxation ;, no. 14.
ContributionsMichielse, G. M. M., 1960-
LC ClassificationsKJE7187 .T39 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1430995M
ISBN 109065446664
LC Control Number93042437

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Appendix. Financial instruments; and 2. Other contracts that are specifically included within the scope of the standard. Financial instruments 1. FRS 39 applies in the accounting for all financial instruments except for those financial instruments specifically exempted.

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