What Can We Infer About a Firm's Taxable Income from its Financial Statements?
56 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2003
In this paper I review and describe the income tax disclosures currently required in firms' financial statements. I discuss many of the problems with trying to estimate a firm's actual tax liabilities and taxable income from the income tax expense and disclosures to the financial statements. In doing so, I reveal the conditions under which taxable income may most accurately be estimated from financial statements as well as those conditions which make this task difficult, if not impossible.
Keywords: Taxable income, tax expense, FAS 109, tax disclosures
JEL Classification: M41, M45, H25
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