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Research in accounting for income taxes

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  • Graham, John R.
  • Raedy, Jana S.
  • Shackelford, Douglas A.

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This paper comprehensively reviews the Accounting for Income Taxes (AFIT) literature. We begin by identifying four distinctive aspects of AFIT and briefly covering the rules surrounding AFIT. We then review the existing studies in detail and offer suggestions for future research. We emphasize the research questions that have been addressed (most of which relate to whether the tax accounts are used to manage earnings and whether the tax accounts are priced by equity market participants). We also highlight areas that have not received much research attention and that warrant future analysis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Volume (Year): 53 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 412-434

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jaecon:v:53:y:2012:i:1:p:412-434

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Keywords: Accounting for income taxes; Book-tax differences; Earnings managements; Market pricing;

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