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Published January 24, 2024


The purpose of the Tax Schedule is to calculate cash taxes on a levered basis for use in the free cash flows schedule. With increasing complexity of the tax code (particularly the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in the U.S.) – this is no longer as straightforward an exercise as it was in the early days of PE. We now need additional sub-schedules in our tax schedule to calculate:

  1. Tax Deductible D&A, including any Bonus Depreciation available to us

  2. Limitations on Tax Deductibility of Interest Expense incurred

  3. Net Operating Losses – creation, usage, and limitation on their use

The table below presents the summary schedule for Levered Cash Taxes and the linkages in and out across the six core schedules:

tax summary table