Accounting for taxes

Post-Implementation Review of FIN 48

The Financial Accounting Foundation issued its Post-Implementation Review (PIR) Report on FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes.

LB&I Directive on Success-Based Fees Has Tax Accounting Implications

A recent directive instructs LB&I examiners not to challenge the treatment of success-based fees incurred or paid in tax years ending before April 8, 2011, if the taxpayer capitalized at least 30% of the total success-based fees incurred on the transaction on its originally filed return.

Reporting Uncertain Tax Positions

This item explores the differences between financial statement reporting and federal income tax return disclosure in preparing for disclosure of uncertain tax positions on the Schedule UTP,

FIN 48 and Tax Return Disclosure

This item provides a brief overview of the FIN 48 requirements, an update on the IRS plans, and some observations on the dynamics created among an engagement’s auditors, tax preparers, and client personnel resulting from these new rules.

Private Companies and FIN 48

On October 15, 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) deferred the effective date of FIN 48 (FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes ) for all nonpublic companies for one year.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.