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Acc 423 - How Are Deferred Tax Assets and Deferred Tax Liabilities Derived?

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Jessica Bastien, Donna Firanski, Fred Hansen, and

Jeannine Helmig

October 2, 2011

ACC 423

Timothy Malloris

How are deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities derived?

To understand what a deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are let us take a look at what the word deferred means. In accounting terms deferred means to that there are assets or liabilities that a company does not realize until a future date.

Deferred tax assets are on the company’s balance sheet is used to reduce any future income tax expenses. Deferred tax assets can be from a net loss that is carried over by the company into the next year as assets. An example of a deferred tax assets would be that on the balance sheet the company may have $50,000 and earn $150,000 before tax accounting income the company would apply $100,000 in accounting tax expense ($150,000 - $50,000).

With deferred tax liabilities these are future tax liabilities from a situation where taxable income can cause future financial accounting to be greater and thus will create a temporary difference between the taxable income and financial accounting. An example would be if a company has an item that is on the books for $20,000 but the taxable written down amount is for $15,000. There is now a temporary difference between the two of $5,000. So now say that the company tax rate is 30% so the company would multiply the difference of $5,000 by the tax rate of 30% which would be $1,500 in tax liability.

How do they relate to the difference between tax expense and taxes payable?

Deferred tax assets tax

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