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ein gebrochenes Geschäftsjahr

English translation: incomplete financial year

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German term or phrase:ein gebrochenes Geschaeftsjahr
English translation:incomplete financial year
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02:44 Aug 20, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
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German term or phrase: ein gebrochenes Geschäftsjahr
Accounting/valuation related
caitriona
incomplete business [financial] year
Explanation:
The German term I would have expected is "Rumpfgeschäftsjahr", since an incomplete business year can only occur from incorporation to the first "normal" reporting date.
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Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 16:26
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1an incomplete financial yearmckinnc
na +1incomplete business [financial] year
Ralf Lemster
natruncated fiscal/ financial year
Poornima Iyengar
na -1split tax yearKlaus Dorn


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
an incomplete financial year


Explanation:
none

mckinnc
Local time: 16:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: Short and to the point!!
8 mins
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
incomplete business [financial] year


Explanation:
The German term I would have expected is "Rumpfgeschäftsjahr", since an incomplete business year can only occur from incorporation to the first "normal" reporting date.

Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 16:26
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 163

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: With financial. You can also have an incomplete year before ceasing changing, or if you change your year end.
1 min
  -> Quite - change my comment to "usually occurs"...
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10 mins peer agreement (net): -1
split tax year


Explanation:
In England, the "Geschaeftsjahr" tends to be set by the tax year, which runs from 1st April of one year until 31st March of the following year. A fraction of that would be translated as "split".

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 18:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ralf Lemster: IMHO the UK tax year starts on 5 April... in fact, it's not too uncommon to use a different business/financial year
14 mins
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27 mins
truncated fiscal/ financial year


Explanation:
The normal financial year is broken for various reasons:
For e.g. Indonesia's current fiscal is truncated because the government is changing it to match the calendar year (like in most countries) instead of the previous April-March period.


    Reference: http://www.bradynet.com/bbs/em/100093-0.html
    Reference: http://www.lufthansa-financials.de/english/ir/gb97/lage_b.ht...
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 20:56
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Jan 30, 2012 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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