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Accounting for Income Taxes

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Accounting for Income Taxes Quarterly Hot Topics highlights certain recent tax and accounting developments that may have accounting for income tax (ASC 740) implications.

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September 2014

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September 2014

Accounting developments

- FASB adds an income taxes project to its agenda
- FASB revisits proposed elimination of leveraged leases
- IASB proposes amendments to IAS 12

Tax law developments

- Tax law developments: Overview: Uncertain tax positions, Classified balance sheet, and Tax expense
- International: Chile tax reform bill approved by Congress
- International: France Amended Finance Law for 2014 passed
- International: India’s Delhi High Court clarifies tax consequences of indirect share transfers
- International: Italy changes to  IRAP tax rates enacted
- International: Puerto Rico tax law change
- US Federal: US anti-inversion developments
- US Federal: IRS memorandum provides implementation guidance for Phase 2 of the Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC) Project
- US Federal: Final regulations on dispositions of depreciable property and general asset accounts
- US Federal: Research & experimentation expenditures
- US Federal: Final identified mixed straddle regulations to apply prospectively
- US Federal: Public utility ratemaking developments
- US Multistate: Alaska, California, Louisiana, Michigan, New York City, North Carolina, and Vermont

Looking forward

- Looking forward: Overview
- India budget for 2014-15 announced
- Spain broad-based corporate tax reform proposed
- Switzerland draft legislation on Corporate Tax Reform III published
- OECD releases guidance on transfer pricing issues

June 2014

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June 2014

Accounting developments

- Revenue recognition
- Income tax credits
- Financial instruments: Classification and measurement

Tax law developments

- Tax law developments: Overview
- Uncertain tax positions
- Classified balance sheet
- Tax expense
- International: India, Italy, Norway, Singapore, Venezuela
- US Federal: IRS publishes guidance on how tax principles apply to transactions using convertible virtual currency
- US Federal: Federal update on safe harbor election for success-based fees paid to professionals other than investment bankers
- Multistate: Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin

Looking forward

- Looking forward: Overview
- House Subcommittee hears testimony on Mobile Workforce Act (Pending H.R. 1129)
- Retroactive anti-inversion legislation introduced in Congress
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) update
- Chile: Sweeping tax reform bill presented to congress
- Germany: Draft decree issued on interpretation of change-in-ownership rules

March 2014

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March 2014

Accounting developments

- FASB offers simplified approaches to goodwill accounting for private companies
- FASB removes income taxes convergence project from agenda

Tax law developments

- Tax law developments: Overview
- International: Brazil, Finland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam
- Multistate: Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas

Looking forward

- Camp releases comprehensive tax reform discussion draft
- White House releases FY 2015 budget proposal
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) discussion draft
- New York State 2014-15 budget outlines tax reform proposals

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