Accounting for Income Taxes
Examines the financial accounting and reporting of income taxes under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740 (FASB ASC 740), formerly known as FAS 109, and related accounting literature. Covers the calculation of current and deferred income taxes, an overview of book-tax differences, the calculation of interim period tax provisions, and the presentation and disclosure of income taxes in financial statements. Students will learn the basics of accounting for income taxes related to advanced topics such as stock compensation expense, foreign operations, state income taxes, and accounting for uncertain tax positions (formerly known as FIN 48). The difference between US and international accounting standards will be identified and discussed. Prerequisite(s): ACCTG 100A or equivalent or CPA license or consent of department.