Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2123-2131

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201361072123
Published online 2013-12-24

Accounting and tax implications of the creation and use of technical provisions of commercial insurance companies

Jana Gláserová1, Eva Vávrová2

1Department of Accounting and Taxes, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Finance, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Entities such as commercial insurance companies are obliged to create technical provisions in order to fulfill their activities. Technical provisions are used to cover liabilities of commercial insurance companies arising from insurance and reinsurance activities. The principal aim of this paper is to determine the impact of the creation and use of technical provisions for some important items of the financial statements, which are liabilities, a balance sheet, profit and an income tax base. A prerequisite to fulfill the objective of the paper is to analyze the accounting legislation for technical provisions in an insurance company. The intention of the presented paper can be divided according to its conception into two parts. The first part of the paper is devoted to methodological aspects in relation to the general definition of the accounting principles and their importance in the accounting of commercial insurance companies. The second part deals with the methodological procedure of the accounting of the creation and use of technical provisions and the specifics of how they are reported in the financial statements of commercial insurers. Conclusions of the paper show contemporary issues in the analyzed area in the context of the financial crisis.

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