ADVANCE CORPORATION TAX Definition

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ADVANCE CORPORATION TAX (ACT) is a UK Corporation tax, required under UK tax rules. It represents a minimum tax on companies that earn most of their profits overseas.

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SINKING FUND is a sum set apart periodically from the income of a government or a business and allowed to accumulate in order ultimately to pay off a debt. A preferred investment for a sinking fund is the purchase of the governments or firms bonds that are to be paid off. Usually the fund is administered by a trustee.

CAPITAL EMPLOYED is the value of the assets that contribute to a companys ability to generate revenue, i.e., fixed assets plus current assets minus current liabilities.

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