Accounting for Income Taxes

Despite the voluminous nature of the tax code, there are still questionable areas relating to deductibility of expenses and losses as well as claiming of tax credits. The FASB accounting standards codification indicates when the uncertain tax benefit can be recognized after going through a two-step process.

  1. Discuss the two-step process for recognizing and measuring tax benefit of uncertain tax position.
  2. Describe two to three examples of areas where tax may be considered uncertain.
  3. What are the differences between treatments of uncertain tax positions under US GAAP and IFRS?