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Title: Taxation Factors In Acquisitions In Finland
Author: Esa Wuorenpaa
Article ID: 1815709
Article Section: Legal
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An acquisition in Finland is often made rather as a share purchase than a business transfer due to the reasonably beneficial capital gains taxation in Finland. From a buyer’s perspective, most of the taxation advantages lie with a business transfer. It goes without saying that the interests of the parties are conflicting.
In an arm’s length transaction, the buyer will acquire assets at market value. When the buyer comes to dispose of them at market value in the future it will be charged to capital tax, based on any increase in value since the date it acquired the business
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