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Deferred tax – avoiding the pitfalls

IAS 12 Guide: Deferred tax – a CFO's guide to avoiding the pitfalls

Many companies find the accounting for deferred tax causes significant practical difficulties. This guide summarises the approach required by IAS 12 'Income Taxes' and provides examples of the disclosures required by it. It also looks in detail at some of the more complex areas of preparation of a deferred tax computation, for example the calculation of deferred tax balances arising from business combinations.