On 24 November 1994, the Nantes Administrative Court of Appeals decided that when a mother company renounces - to the advantage of its subsidiary - the receipt of income which is normally due, this action should be treated, for corporate tax purposes, as a financial discharge of debt. Under this rule, the renunciation is deductible as long as the financial situation of the subsidiary remains negative and only if the renunciation corresponds to the interest of the mother company.

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