In a recent instruction dated November 29, 1996 (BOI 6E-9-96), the Tax Authorities cancel the doctrine included in a previous Minister answer and agree that the sums paid to employees as profit-sharing and legal incentive of the company are not retained in the taxable base of the business tax, insofar as they are not subject to income tax.

The Tax Authorities will carry out the cancellation of taxations already due as such and will cancel the current adjustments.

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