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Debt v. Equity: Definitions and Consequences
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.
Keywords: Borrowing and Debt;
Business and Government Relations;
Public Administration Industry;