Research in Accounting for Income Taxes

84 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2008 Last revised: 20 Sep 2012

John R. Graham

Duke University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jana Smith Raedy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Douglas A. Shackelford

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: March 2011

Abstract

This paper comprehensively reviews the Accounting for Income Taxes (AFIT). It begins by identifying four distinctive aspects of AFIT and briefly covering the rules surrounding AFIT. It then reviews the existing studies in detail and offers suggestions for future research. We emphasize the research questions that have been addressed (most of which relate to whether the tax accounts are used to manage earnings and whether the tax accounts are priced by equity market participants). We also highlight areas that have not received as much research attention or warrant future analysis.

Keywords: accounting for income taxes, accounting, taxes, earnings management, asset pricing

JEL Classification: G12, H25, M41

Suggested Citation

Graham, John R. and Raedy, Jana Smith and Shackelford, Douglas A., Research in Accounting for Income Taxes (March 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1312005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1312005

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Douglas A. Shackelford (Contact Author)

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