Accounting for Income Taxes
Accounting for income taxes is one of the more challenging topics of financial accounting. Corporations must file income tax return following the guidelines developed by the IRS. Because GAAP and tax regulations differ in several ways, so frequently do pretax financial income and taxable income. Hence, the amount that a company reports as tax expense will differ from the amount of taxes payable to the IRS. Those differences produce a complex accounting standard. Tax-related restatement is one of the leading causes of financial restatements.

This course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of income taxes. It identifies ASC 740 Income Taxes accounting and financial reporting requirements for the effects of taxes based on income. It describes the basic principles such as the asset and liability method, tax positions assessment, and the effect of temporary differences. It explains how to assess whether a valuation allowance is necessary for its deferred tax assets. It also covers key concepts such as asset acquisition, intraperiod allocations, and interim reporting related to income taxes. Finally, it addresses financial statement presentation and disclosure. Specific examples are included to illustrate the application. Relevant references to and excerpts from ASC 740 are discussed throughout the course.

Course Publication Date: March 23, 2023

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or can be purchased for $60.00!

Author:Delta CPE
Course No:ACT-INCTAX-4733
Recommended CPE:6.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Basic
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Accounting
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the basic principles of accounting for income taxes.
  • Identify recognition and measurement requirements for uncertain tax positions.
  • Recognize temporary differences and identify how these differences may arise.
  • Distinguish between permanent and temporary differences.
  • Identify method for computing deferred taxes.
  • Recognize basic rules for income taxes in interim reporting.
  • Recognize the reporting requirements for income taxes.

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