Administrative Court of Appeal issues ruling in SCD Invest'S tax case

4/12/2005 3:36 PM

The case that was decided in the Administrative Court of Appeal dealt with the size of the tax loss carryforwards in SCD Invest AB with subsidiaries, in which the National Tax Board challenged tax loss carryforwards amounting to SEK 1,585 million. The County Administrative Court ruled on the case in 2003, which was in SCD Invest's favor. In its ruling, however, the Administrative Court of Appeal found that tax loss carryforwards were limited to SEK 72 million as a result of the ownership changes that occurred in SCD Invest AB during 1997.

SCD Invest is considering submitting a request to the Supreme Administrative Court for leave to appeal.

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