junio 2nd, 2011 

Empresas Asociadas

mayo 4th, 2011

Empresas Asociadas
a) Una empresa de un Estado contratante participe directa o indirectamente en la dirección, el control o el Capital de una empresa del otro Estado contratante, o
b) Unas mismas personas participen directa o indirectamente en la dirección, el control o el capital de una empresa de un Estado contratante y de una empresa del otro Estado contratante, y en uno y otro caso las dos empresas estén, en sus relaciones comerciales o financieras, unidas por condiciones aceptadas o impuestas que difieran de las que serían acordadas por empresas independientes, los beneficios que habrían sido obtenidos por una de las empresas de no existir dichas condiciones, y que de hecho no se han realizado a causa de las mismas, podrán incluirse en los beneficios de esa empresa y someterse a imposición en consecuencia.

Establecimiento permanente

Significa un lugar fijo de negocios mediante el cual una empresa realiza toda o parte de su actividad.

Estabilidad Jurídica
Contrato mediante el cual el Estado garantiza a los inversionistas que los suscriban, que si durante su vigencia se modifica en forma adversa a estos alguna de las normas que haya sido identificada en los contratos como determinante de la inversión, tendrán derecho a que se les continúen aplicando dichas normas por el término de duración del contrato respectivo. El contrato estabiliza no solo leyes sino además actos administrativos del orden nacional, e incluso la interpretación vinculante realizada por autoridad administrativa competente. Para ello deberán indicarse en el contrato de manera expresa y taxativa las normas y sus interpretaciones vinculantes realizadas por vía administrativa, que sean consideradas determinantes de la inversión.

Estabilidad Tributaria
Contrato cuya vigencia no podía ser superior a 10 años, en el que los contribuyentes aceptaban una tarifa del impuesto sobre la renta y complementarios superior en dos puntos porcentuales a la tarifa general vigente y el Estado se comprometía a que cualquier tributo o contribución del orden nacional que se estableciere con posterioridad a la suscripción del contrato y durante la vigencia del mismo, o cualquier incremento a las tarifas del impuesto de renta y complementarios por encima de las tarifas pactadas que se decretare durante tal lapso, no les sería aplicable a los contribuyentes sometidos a este régimen especial.

Abogados Definiciones

marzo 22nd, 2011


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Abogados Internacionales y Regulacion

septiembre 25th, 2010


Abogados Internacionales y Regulacion

Abogados Internacionales. Abogados Internacionales

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Oportunidades de Negocio. Oportunidades de negocio

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Liquidity ratios Definition

enero 30th, 2010

Labor hour rate: a method of absorption where the costs of a cost centre are shared out amongst products on the basis of the number of hours of direct labor used on each product.
Leverage: another word for gearing.
LIFO: Last in first out – a valuation method for fungible items where the newest items are assumed to be used first. Means stocks will be valued at old prices. Not used in certain jurisdictions such as the U.K for tax reasons.
Limiting or key factor: a factor of production which is in limited supply and therefore constrains output.
Liquidation: the procedure whereby a company is wound up, its assets realized and the proceeds divided up amongst the creditors and shareholders.
Liquidity: the ease with which funds can be raised by the sale of assets.
Liquidity ratios: ratios which purport to indicate the liquidity of a business. They include the current ratio and the acid test ratio.
Listed companies: companies whose shares are traded on the stock exchange.
Machine hour rate: a method of absorption of the costs of a cost center where the costs are shared out among the products which use the centre in proportion to the use of machine hours by the relevant products.
Management accounting: the provision and interpretation of information which assists management in planning, controlling, decision making, and appraising performance.
Management by exception: control and management of costs and revenues by concentrating on those instances where significant variances by actual from budgets have occurred.
Manufacturing accounts: financial statements which measure and demonstrate the total costs of manufacturing in a period. They are followed by Trading and Profit and Loss (P&L) Accounts.
Marginal costing: a system of cost analysis which distinguishes fixed costs from variable costs.
Marginal cost: the additional cost incurred by the production of one extra unit.
Margin of safety: the excess of budgeted activity over breakeven activity. Usually expressed as a percentage of budgeted activity.
Mark-up: gross profit expressed as a percentage of cost of goods sold.
Matching convention: the idea that revenues and costs are accrued, matched with one another as far as possible so far as their relationship can be established or justifiably assumed, and dealt with in the Profit and Loss (P&L) Account of the period in which they relate. An example is the matching of sales of a product with the development costs of that product. The appropriate periods would be when the sales occur.
Master budgets: the overall budgets of an enterprise comprising cash budget, forecast Profit and Loss (P&L) Account and forecast Balance Sheet (BS). They are made up from subsidiary budgets.


agosto 13th, 2009


Definitions Accounting period

julio 30th, 2009

Absorption: the sharing out of the costs of a cost center amongst the products which use the cost center.
Account: a record in a double entry system that is kept for each (or each class) of asset, liability, revenue and expense.
Accounting equation: an expression of the equivalence, in total, of assets = liabilities + equity.
Accounting period: that time period, typically one year, to which financial statements are related.
Accounting policies: the specific accounting bases selected and followed by a business enterprise (e.g. straight line or reducing balance depreciation).
Accounting rate of return: a ratio sometimes used in investment appraisal but based on profits not cash flows.
Accounting standards: Prescribed methods of accounting by the accounting standards or financial reporting standards regulation body in your jurisdiction.
Accruals: (that which has accrued, accumulated, grown) expenses which have been consumed or enjoyed but which have not been paid for at the accounting date.
Accruals convention: the convention that revenues and costs are matched with one the other and dealt with in the Profit and Loss (P&L) Account of the period to which they relate irrespective of the period of receipt or payment.
Accumulated depreciation: that part of the original cost of a fixed asset which has been regarded as a depreciation expense in successive Profit and Loss (P&L) Accounts: cost less accumulated depreciation = net book value.
Acid test: The ratio of current assets (excluding stock) to current liabilities.
Acquisitions: operations of a reporting entity that are acquired in a period. Separate disclosure of turnover, profits, etc must be made.
Activity based costing: cost attribution to cost units on the basis of benefit received Irons indirect activities. The idea is that overhead costs are driven by activities (e.g. setting up a machine) not products.
Allocation: the charging of discrete, identifiable costs to cost centers or cost units. A cost is allocated when it is unique to a particular cost center.
Amortization: another word for depreciation: commonly used for depreciation of the capital cost of acquiring leasehold property.
Apportionment: the division of costs among two or more cost centers in proportion to estimated benefit on some sensible basis. Apportionment is for shared costs.
Assets: resources of value owned by a business entity.
Assets utilization ratio: a ratio which purports to measure the intensity of use of business assets. Calculated as sales over net operating assets. Can be expressed as sales as a percentage of net operating assets.
Asset value: a term which expresses the money amount of assets less liabilities of a company attributable to one ordinary share.
Avoidable costs: the specific costs of an activity or sector of a business which would be avoided if that activity or sector did not exist.
Auditing: the independent examination of, and expression of an opinion on, the financial statements of an enterprise by an appointed auditor in pursuance of that appointment and in compliance with any relevant statutory obligation.
AVCO (average cost): a method of valuing fungible assets (notably stock) at average (simple or weighted) input prices.
Bad debts: debts known to be irrecoverable and therefore treated as losses by inclusion in the Profit and Loss (P&L) Account as an expense.
Balance Sheet: a financial statement showing the financial position of a business entity in terms of assets, liabilities and capital at a specified date.
Bankruptcy: a legal status imposed by a court. Usually a trustee is appointed to receive and realize the assets of the bankrupt and to distribute the proceeds to his creditors according to the law.
Benefits in kind: things or services supplied by a company to its directors and others in addition to cash remuneration. A good example is the provision of and free use of a motor car. The value of benefits in kind are taxable.
Bond: a formal written document that provides evidence of a loan. Bond has mainly American usage. Its UK equivalent is debenture.
Bonus issue: a free issue of new shares to existing shareholders. No payment is made for the shares. Its main effect is to divide the substance of the company (assets less liabilities) into a larger number of shares.

Glossary Book value

mayo 30th, 2009

Book value: the amount at which an asset is carried on the accounting records and Balance Sheet. The usual book value for fixed assets is cost less accumulated depreciation. Alternative words include written down value, net book value and carrying value. Book value rarely if ever corresponds to saleable value.
Breakeven chart: a chart which illustrates costs, revenues, profit and loss at various levels of activity within a relevant range.
Breakeven point: the level of activity (e.g. level of sales) at which the business makes neither a profit nor a loss i.e. where total revenues exactly equal total costs.
Budget: a formal quantitative expression of management’s plans or expectations. Master budgets are the forecast or planned Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet. Subsidiary budgets include those for sales, output, purchases, labor, cash etc.
Capital: an imprecise term meaning the whole quantity of assets less liabilities owned by a person or a business.
Capital allowances: deductions from profit for fixed asset purchases. In effect capital allowances is a standard system of depreciation used instead of depreciation for tax purposes only.
Capital budgeting: the process of planning or appraising possible fixed asset acquisitions.
Capital employed: a term describing the total net assets employed in a business. Various definitions are used, so beware when talking at cross purposes.
Capital expenditure: expenditure on fixed assets.
Cash: strictly coins and notes but used also to mean all forms of ready money including bank balances.
Cash discount: a reduction in the amount payable by a debtor to induce prompt payment (equivalent to settlement discount).
Cash flow: a vague term (compare cash flow difficulties) used for the difference between total cash in and total cash out in a period.
Cash flow forecast: a document detailing expected or planned cash receipts and outgoings for a future period.
Cash flow statement: a formal financial statement showing a summary of cash inflows and outflows under certain required headings.
Committed costs: those fixed costs which cannot be eliminated or even cut back without having a major effect on the enterprise’s activities (e.g. rent).
Common stock: the U.S equivalent of ordinary shares.
Conservatism: (also known as prudence) the convention whereby revenue and profits are not anticipated, but provision is made for all known liabilities (expenses and losses) whether the amount of these is known with certainty or is a best estimate. Essentially – future profit, wait until it happens – future loss, count it
Consideration: the amount to be paid for anything sold including businesses. May be cash, shares or other securities.
Consistency: convention that there is consistency of accounting treatment of like items within each year and from year to year.
Consolidation: the aggregation of the financial statements of the separate companies of a group as if they were a single entity.
Contribution: a term used in marginal costing – the difference between sale price and associated variable costs.
Controllable costs (also known as managed costs): costs, chargeable to a budget or cost centre, which can be influenced by the actions of the persons in whom control is vested.
Conversion cost: the cost of bringing a product or service into its present location or condition. May include a share of production overheads.
Convertible loan stock: loans where, at the option of the lender, the loan can be converted into ordinary shares at specified times and specified rates of conversion.
Cost behavior: the change in a cost when the level of output changes.
Cost center: a location, function, or item of equipment in respect of which costs may be ascertained and related to cost units.
Cost convention: the accounting convention whereby Balance Sheet assets are mostly valued at input cost or by reference to input cost.
Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis: the study of the relationships between variable costs, total fixed costs, levels of output and price and mix of units sold and profit, often analyzed in a financial modeling exercise.
Credit: commonly used to refer to a benefit or gain also the practice of selling goods and expecting payment at a later date.
Credit control: those measures and procedures adopted by a firm to ensure that its credit customers pay their accounts.
Creditors: those persons, firms or organizations to whom the enterprise owes money.
Creditors payment or settlement period: a ratio (usually creditors/ inputs on credit in a year x 365) which measures how long it takes the firm to pay its creditors.
Cumulative preference shares: preference shares where the rights to dividends omitted in a given year accumulate. These dividends must be paid before a dividend can be paid on the ordinary shares.
Current assets: cash + those assets (stock, debtors, prepayments, bank accounts) which the management intend to convert into cash or consume in the normal course of business within one year or within the operating cycle.
Current cost accounting (CCA): a system of accounting which recognizes the fluctuating value of money by measuring current value by applying specific indices and other devices to historical costs. A valid method which is complex and difficult to understand intuitively.

Definition Gross profit

octubre 30th, 2008

Gross profit: sales revenue less cost of sales but before deduction of overhead expenses. In a manufacturing company it is sales revenue less cost of sales but before deduction of non-manufacturing overheads.
Gross margin: (or gross profit ratio), gross profit expressed as a percentage of sales.
Group: a set of interrelated companies usually consisting of a holding company and its subsidiary and sub-subsidiary companies.
Group accounts: the financial statements of a group wherein the separate financial statements of the member companies of a group are combined into consolidated financial statements.
HIFO: highest in highest out, a pricing policy where costs are collected for a job on the basis that the cost of materials and components is the highest recent input price.
Historical cost: the accounting convention whereby goods, resources and services are recorded at cost. Cost is defined as the exchange or transaction price. Under this Convention, realizable values are generally ignored. Inflation is also ignored. The almost universal adoption of this convention makes accounting harder to understand and lessens the credibility of financial statements.
Hurdle: a criteria that a proposed capital investment must pass before it is accepted. It may be a certain interest rate, a positive NPV or a maximum payback period.
Income and expenditure account: the equivalent to Profit and Loss (P&L) Accounts in nonprofit organizations such as clubs, societies and charities.
Indirect costs: costs which cannot be traced to particular products. An example is rent or management salaries. They are usually shared by more than one product and are called overheads.
Insolvency: the state of being unable to pay debts as they fall due. Also used to describe the activities of practitioners in the fields of bankruptcy, receivership and liquidations.
Intangible assets: assets which have long term value but no physical identity. Examples are goodwill, patents, trade marks and brands.
Interim dividend: a dividend paid during a financial year, generally after the issue of un-audited profit figures half way through the year.
Internal rate of return: the rate of discount which will just discount the future cash flows of a proposed capital investment back to the initial outlay.
Inventory: a detailed list of things. Used by accountants as another word for stock.
Investment appraisal: the use of accounting and mathematical methods to determine the likely returns for a proposed investment or capital project.
Key factor: a factor of production which is in limited supply and therefore constrains production.

Definitions factoring

mayo 30th, 2008

Current liabilities: debts or obligations that will be paid within one year of the accounting date. Another term used to describe the same is Creditors: amount falling due within one year.
Current ratio: the ratio of current assets to current liabilities.
Cut-off: the difficulties encountered by accountants in ensuring all items of income and expense are correctly ascribed to the right annual profit statement.
Debenture: a document which creates or acknowledges a debt. Commonly used for the debt itself.
Debt: a sum due by a debtor to his creditor. Commonly used also as a generic term for borrowings.
Debtors: those who owe money.
Debtors payment (settlement) period: a calculation of the average time taken by credit customers to pay for their goods. Calculated by Debtors/credit sales in a year x 365.
Depletion method: a method of depreciation applicable to wasting assets such as mines and quarries. The amount of depreciation in a year is a function of the quantity extracted in the year compared to the total resource.
Depreciation: a measure of the wearing out, consumption or other loss of value whether arising from use, passage of time or obsolescence through technology and market changes. Depreciation should be allocated to accounting period so as charge a fair proportion to each accounting period during the expected useful life of the asset.
Direct costs: those costs comprising direct materials, direct labor and direct expenses which can be traced directly to specific jobs, products or services.
Discontinued operations: operations of the reporting entity that are sold or terminated in a period. Turnover and results must be separately disclosed.
Discount: a monetary deduction or reduction. Settlement discount (also known as cash discount) is given for early settlement of debts. Debentures can be redeemed at a discount. Trade discount is a simple reduction in price given to favored customers for reasons such as status or bulk purchase.
Discounted cash flow: an evaluation of the future cash flows generated by a capital investment project, by discounting them to their present value.
Dividend: a distribution of earnings to its shareholders by a company.
Dividend cover: a measure of the extent to which the dividend paid by a company covered by its earnings (profits).
Dividend yield: a measure of the revenue earning capacity of an ordinary share to its holder. It is calculated by dividend per share as a percentage of the quoted share price.
Drawings: cash or goods withdrawn from the business by a proprietor for his private use.
Earnings: another word for profits, particularly for company profits.
Earnings per share: an investor ratio, calculated as after tax profits from ordinary activities / number of shares.
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ): that purchasing order size which takes into account the optimum combination of stockholding costs and ordering costs.
Equity convention: the convention that a business can be viewed as a unit that is a separate entity and apart from its owners and from other firms.
Equity: the ordinary shares or risk capital of an enterprise.
Exceptional items: material items which derive from events or transactions that fall within the ordinary activities of the reporting entity and which need to be disclosed by virtue of their size or incidence if the financial statements are to give a true and fair view. Examples are profits or losses on termination of an operation, costs of a fundamental reorganization and profits and losses on disposal of fixed assets.
Expense: a cost which will be in the Profit and Loss (P&L) Account of a year.
Exposure draft: a document issue on a specific accounting topic for discussion.
Extraordinary items: material items possessing a high degree of abnormality which arise from events or transactions that fall outside the ordinary activities of the reporting entity and which are not expected to recur. They should be disclosed but are very rare indeed.
Factoring: the sale of debtors to a factoring company to improve cash flow. Factoring is a method of obtaining finance tailored to the amount of business done but factoring companies also offer services such as credit worthiness checks, sales and debtor recording, and debt collection.