The first instance was in 2003 when FASB released "FIN 46," a post-Enron accounting interpretation
. The FASB experience of 2017 seemed like "deja vu all over again", borrowing Yogi Berra's insightful analysis.
Since the Tax Act was passed late in the fourth quarter of 2017, and ongoing guidance and accounting interpretation
are expected over the next 12 months, we consider the accounting of the transition tax, deferred tax re-measurements, and other items to be provisional due to the forthcoming guidance and our ongoing analysis of final year-end data and tax positions.
Before the FASB issued Financial Accounting Interpretation
48 - Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes in June 2006, companies generally booked their tax expense for financial reporting purposes on the basis of the return "as filed" or to be filed for a tax period.
A principles-based system places the onus on managers--and the auditors--to exercise professional judgment to ensure that the accounting interpretation
is fair and reasonable.
According to Mark Turnage, CEO of AOT, the litigation was over 'a closing balance sheet adjustment provision in the purchase contract, related to accounting interpretation
of various clauses in the contract (and) several indemnities we received for various proprietary processes which we purchased.' (See HN Vol No 5/6).
This accounting treatment has been required since 1973 by AICPA Accounting Interpretation
An accounting firm receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees may be reluctant to enforce a strict accounting interpretation
that would anger the client.
The proposal would amend National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation
The U.S., on the other hand, places considerable emphasis on educating accountants as professionals, a natural consequence of an increasingly complex economic operating environment, ever more complex and formal accounting measurement rules, and the need for an accounting interpretation
of economic events in terms of the American emphasis on matching revenues and expenses.
15; American Institute of CPAs Accounting Interpretation
Financial Accounting Interpretation
Number 48, known as "FIN 48," is the latest rule from FASB regarding accounting for uncertainty in income tax positions.
121 supersedes the last question and its interpretation of AICPA Accounting Interpretation
1, Illustration of the Application of APB Opinion No.