Archive for July 24th, 2010

Expected useful lives of intangible assets

Part of a print by Japanese artist Kingei Marui

This post includes a table with the useful life of specified Intangible Assets that are recognised as being fixed assets subject to tax deductible amortisation under the Japanese tax code.

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Introduction to Japanese intangible assets

July 24, 2010  |  Intangible Assets  |  No Comments

A picture by Japanese artist Kingei Marui

This post is an introduction to the Japanese taxation of intangible assets (‘IA’s) and a more detailed review of one particular class of Japanese IA called “Deferred Assets”, or in Japanese 繰延資産/kurinobe shisan. Follow up posts will look at other areas of Japanese intangible asset taxation and please also see this post on accounting recognition of intangibles in acquisitions.

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