before-tax cash flow(redirected from Before Tax Cash Flows)
Before-Tax Cash Flow
before-tax cash flow
The amount of money generated by an investment after collection of all revenues and payment of all bills, but without any deductions for depreciation or other noncash items, and before calculation of income tax consequences. An important figure in analyzing any investment,because properties with high depreciation expenses may show tax losses but positive cash flows.In the alternative,a property that requires expensive financing for acquisition or operation may show good net income figures for accounting and tax purposes, but have a negative cash flow requiring the owner to supplement the property with money from other sources.