Numerous items create differences between accounting profit and taxable income. These differences can be divided into two types.
Permanent differences do not cause deferred tax liabilities or assets. These occur if a revenue or expense item:
Therefore, permanent differences result from revenues and expenses that are reportable on either tax returns or in financial statements but not both. Permanent differences arise because the tax code excludes certain revenues from taxation and limits the deductibility of certain expenses.
These differences are permanent because they will not reverse in future periods.
No deferred tax consequences are recognized for permanent differences; however, they result in a difference between the effective tax rate and the statutory tax rate that should be considered in the analysis of effective tax rates.
A company owns a $50,000 municipal bond with a 4% coupon and has an effective tax rate of 50% and a statutory tax rate of 40%. Calculate the deferred tax created by this bond.
The bond does not result in deferred tax, as the difference it causes is a permanent difference that will not reverse. As a result, no deferred tax is recognized.
Temporary differences result in deferred tax liabilities or assets. Different depreciation methods or estimates used in tax reporting and financial reporting are a common cause of temporary differences.
There are two categories of temporary differences.
Taxable Temporary Differences (TTD)
Items that give rise to taxable temporary differences are:
Deductible Temporary Differences (DTD)
Items that give rise to deductible temporary differences are:
|kalps: Permanent example: 1) Interest income on tax exempt bond (not tax) 2) Amortisation of goodwill (not tax) 3) Tax credits (TAX) No deferred tax consequences are recognised for permanenet differences however they result in differerences between the effective and statutory tax rate.|
|kapg: what is an asset base??|
|chris12345: see previous section|
|johntan1979: Can someone give some examples of recognized for tax reporting but never for financial reporting?|
|johntan1979: Pardon my so many questions, but how can DTL or DTA appear on both sides of the balance sheet???|
| gill15: I hate taxes soooo much....easily the worst section on the CFA exam|
| nab3a123: How can a Receivable from sale result in a DTL?|
My logic is: Receivable incurs bad debt expense on financial reporting but not on tax reporting, therefore tax expense is lower than tax payable, resulting in a DTA...
Correct me if i'm wrong...
|Shaan23: Gill the key with Taxes is to not zip thru them like every other section on the CFA. I actually read the text and it was easy after that.|
|fzhou: i just wanted to say i hate tax stuff so much and saw all the comments above hehehe!|
| Memeteau: nab3a123: You're just going too far with "receivable resulting from sales". Don't think first about expenses (like provisions for doubt in receivables) but in REVENUES in that case. Sales are just NOT SETTLED (so there are receivables). So tax expense is GREATER than tax payable. |
Johntan (I am the guest of the previous reading): Reporting never nets DTL and DTA (no compensation) because of timing of different rÃ©alisations (there are several heterogeneous DTL and DTA, especially in GAAP I guess with current and non current diffÃ©rentiations). In theory, they could be net at a date for B/S. They are not because it gives a clearer Financial information.
Recognized for tax reporting but no for Financial reporting: Many sorts of extraordinary revenues I guess (Caution: Financial reporting gives it but not in pre-tax income). Many rebates are an extraordinary proceed for firms. For tax reporting, it's taxable income.