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Reference no. 9-299-041
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1999
Version: 16 October 2009
Length: 6 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

Explores the location of the somewhat imprecise line between debt and equity. Identifies the primary business contexts that give rise to problems, the alternative tax consequences attending the debt versus equity determination, and the most prominent tests used to resolve the questions. Deals with corporate debt paying a market rate of interest and issued at par or close to it.

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Abstract

Explores the location of the somewhat imprecise line between debt and equity. Identifies the primary business contexts that give rise to problems, the alternative tax consequences attending the debt versus equity determination, and the most prominent tests used to resolve the questions. Deals with corporate debt paying a market rate of interest and issued at par or close to it.

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