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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281
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Operating Losses

The Internal Revenue Code allows a corporation to carry forward an “operating loss” for a given year.

Required:

  1. 1. Describe an operating loss carryforward.
  2. 2. For a carryforward, identify and briefly explain the two important conceptual questions.
  3. 3. Briefly summarize the generally accepted accounting principles for the financial reporting of an operating loss carryforward.

1.

To determine

Explain an operating loss carry forward.

Explanation

Operating Loss Carry forward:  The operating loss is considered as negative taxable income. When the tax-deductible expenses exceed the taxable revenues, the operating loss is carry forwarded as it helps in getting deductions in future taxable amount...

2.

To determine

With respect to carry forward, state and elaborate the two important conceptual questions.

3.

To determine

Discuss the generally accepted accounting principles for the financial reporting of an operating loss carry forward.

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