Die rekeningkundige verantwoording van skripdividendskemas in Suid‐Afrika

P. Olivier (Departement Rekeningkunde, Universiteit van Stellenbosch)
I. DuRand (Departement Rekeningkunde, Universiteit van Stellenbosch)

Meditari Accountancy Research

ISSN: 1022-2529

Publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Scrip dividends have become increasingly popular in South Africa since the introduction of secondary tax on companies (STC) in the 1993 budget. To date there is no accounting standard in South Africa that prescribes a particular accounting treatment for scrip dividends; therefore, different accounting approaches are used in South Africa to account for scrip dividends. These different approaches do not always meet the substance over form principle, as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP). The result is that the information disclosed to the users of the financial statements differs from company to company. This study proposes an accounting treatment for scrip dividend schemes in South Africa. It concludes that the reinvestment approach is the most acceptable accounting treatment for scrip dividend schemes in South Africa.

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Citation

Olivier, P. and DuRand, I. (2004), "Die rekeningkundige verantwoording van skripdividendskemas in Suid‐Afrika", Meditari Accountancy Research, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 109-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/10222529200400018

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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