Individual Assessment

International Accounting and Taxation

Module Code:MANG6401Assessment:Individual assessmentWeighting:70%
Module Title:International Accounting and Taxation
Module Leader:Mohamed Houssam Al-Kaddour
Submission Due Date:  16:0028th of May 2021Word Count:2000 words
Method of Submission:Electronic via Blackboard Turnitin ONLY (Please ensure that your name does not appear on any part of your work)
Any submitted after 16:00 on the deadline date will be awarded mark of Zero  
This assessment relates to the following module learning outcomes:   A. Knowledge and Understanding A1.            the differences in accounting systems worldwide; A2.            how social, economic and cultural factors lead to differences in accounting systems; A3.            the efforts being made to harmonise accounting systems; A4.            framework, theories and techniques of foreign exchange risk management; A5.            the potential influences of taxation and behavioural responses in an international context. B. Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills B2.            translate foreign financial statements into local currency using appropriate rates; B3.            calculate and decide the most cost-effective way to hedge against foreign exchange risk; B4.            discuss the costs and benefits of International Accounting Standardisation; B5.            evaluate the tax implications of international transactions. C. Transferable and Generic Skills C1.            demonstrate problem solving; C2.            demonstrate numeracy;   3
Coursework Brief:  Answer ALL the questions in section A&B               Section A  International Accounting     Q1- Different approaches have been identified for segment reporting. Critically describe the approach of segment reporting required by IFRS8, and critically discuss the benefits and constraints of segment reporting. Support your answers with academic literatures and practical examples.                                                                                      (words limit 800 words, 30 Marks)     Section B: Taxation Q1- Set out below is a summary information relating to the results of Halitax plc for the year ended 31st March 2021:       £, 000 (i) Profit before tax per the income statement. 164,000 (ii) This is after charging/crediting the following:   Interest received gross on a long-term deposit 9,000 Dividend received from a UK resident company 52,000 Dividend received from an overseas company 20,000 Research and development (R&D) 20,000 Legal fees relating to a claim for damages from a faulty product 34,400 Interest paid on bonds issued for trade purposes Interest paid on arranged overdraft used for trade 38,400 400 Profit on disposal of land and buildings 48,000 Service charge received from an overseas subsidiary   8,400 Legal fees relating to an unsuccessful bid to buy another company   5,000   (iii)     The net book value of the plant and machinery as at 31st March 2021 (after deducting depreciation at 25% reducing balance method) was £33,000,000. Net purchases of fixed assets in the year were 5,000,000. Of these, 40% qualified for capital allowances at 25% per annum. (v)          The tax written down value of expenditure qualifying for capital allowances as at 1st April 2020 was £36,000,000. (vi) Unutilised trading losses brought forward were £23,500,000. (vii) The chargeable gain on the land and buildings has been calculated at £28,000,000. (viii) The company was considered as small company in 2019-20 financial year. (ix)The UK corporation tax rate for 2020-21 financial year is 19%.   Required: Using UK tax principles and the information given above, calculate the company’s corporation tax liability for the year ended 31st March 2021. Your calculations should be to the nearest £1,000.                                                                       (20 Marks)   Q2 Discuss and critically evaluate the transfer pricing methods of determining Arm’s Length Prices and evaluate the effectiveness of the transfer pricing Legislation to tackle tax-Havens? Support your answers with academic literatures and practical examples.                                                                                        (words limit 600 words, 25 Marks)   Q3 Critically evaluate the objectives and structures of the double taxation treaties with critical reflection on the convention between the government of the UK and the government of Canada?                                                                                                                                              (words limit 600 words, 25 Marks)                                                                                                                       (Total: 100 Marks) Please note that the convention is available in Blackboard The End  
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