The USA Government has recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which contains significant tax reform measures
Brambles is currently considering the impact of the law on its financial position as at 31 December 2017 and on its effective tax rate going forward.
Brambles’ current estimate, which is subject to further analysis and clarification of a number of items, is that there will be a one-time non-cash benefit as at 31 December 2017 to the Group’s income tax expense of between US$125m and US$155m. This benefit relates to a reduction in the Group’s USA net deferred tax liability due to the decrease in the USA federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.
Apart from the tax rate reduction, there are a number of measures which could negatively impact Brambles. Subject to further review and analysis, Brambles’ preliminary assessment of the total tax reform package is that any change to the Group’s effective tax rate is unlikely to be material.
Brambles will provide an update to the market on its assessment of the impact of the USA tax law change on its deferred tax position, and any potential impact on the future effective tax rate of the Group, when it releases its first half results on 19 February 2018.
The advice given by Kalkine Pty Ltd and provided on this website is general information only and it does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or needs. You should therefore consider whether the advice is appropriate to your investment objectives, financial situation and needs before acting upon it. You should seek advice from a financial adviser, stockbroker or other professional (including taxation and legal advice) as necessary before acting on any advice. Not all investments are appropriate for all people. Kalkine.com.au and associated websites are published by Kalkine Pty Ltd ABN 34 154 808 312 (Australian Financial Services License Number 425376). The information on this website has been prepared from a wide variety of sources, which Kalkine Pty Ltd, to the best of its knowledge and belief, considers accurate. You should make your own enquiries about any investments and we strongly suggest you seek advice before acting upon any recommendation. Kalkine Pty Ltd has made every effort to ensure the reliability of information contained in its newsletters and websites. All information represents our views at the date of publication and may change without notice. To the extent permitted by law, Kalkine Pty Ltd excludes all liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this website and any information published (including any indirect or consequential loss, any data loss or data corruption). If the law prohibits this exclusion, Kalkine Pty Ltd hereby limits its liability, to the extent permitted by law to the resupply of services. There may be a product disclosure statement or other offer document for the securities and financial products we write about in Kalkine Reports. You should obtain a copy of the product disclosure statement or offer document before making any decision about whether to acquire the security or product. The link to our Terms & Conditions has been provided please go through them and also have a read of the Financial Services Guide. On the date of publishing this report (mentioned on the website), employees and/or associates of Kalkine Pty Ltd do not hold positions in any of the stocks covered on the website. These stocks can change any time and readers of the reports should not consider these stocks as advice or recommendations.