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Although a majority of income and deduction items encountered by a business enterprise are treated identically for financial reporting and tax purposes, there are numerous items that are treated differently. These are known as book-tax differences and are classified as either temporary or permanent.  

This webinar covers permanent differences, including:

  • how to identify and account for permanent differences
    • Permanent differences are book items that never affect the taxable income computation, or vice versa.  
    • Permanent differences result in an increase (decrease) in the corporation’s effective tax rate (ETR).
  • how to read and understand the financial statement footnote including the computation of the ETR  
  • how to prepare the journal entry to record the income tax expense (also called the income tax provision) net of the tax saving (cost) of permanent differences
  • learn about additional footnote disclosures regarding current and deferred taxes 
  • a comprehensive example of permanent book-tax differences, including their computation and financial statement presentation is provided to reinforce your knowledge of the tax accrual process  

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

2 CoursesAccounting for Differences in Financial and Taxable Income

  1. Accounting for Temporary Differences in Financial and Taxable Income After 2017
  2. Accounting for Permanent Differences Between Financial and Taxable Income After 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what a book-tax difference is and how it is computed
  • Identify what a permanent difference is and how it is computed
  • Identify Tax-exempt income
  • Recognize what is included in the Tax Provision
  • Identify Nondeductible expenses
  • Recognize what is the impact of permanent differences on the financial tax expense
  • Recognize what is the effective tax rate and how is it computed.
  • Explore the financial statement presentation of the effective tax rate
  • Discover additional required footnote disclosures
Last updated/reviewed: June 9, 2021

15 Reviews (93 ratings)Reviews

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Very relevant content. However, the final exam included questions that included ambiguous wording. Even after passing on the 3rd try, I would likel to know which of the five questions was answered incorrectly.
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I really like all of the courses taught by this instructor. The topics are complicated, but she does a great job explaining the ideas and the examples are useful with real world examples
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Good overview with specific examples. Could have skipped GE example as it is more confusing than anything unless there is more explanation of differences.
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I really enjoyed this course. I think I have gained a good and solid knowledge of the permanent differences.
Anonymous Author
What you would expect for a foundation level course. The questions proved to be a nice refresher.
Anonymous Author
Good course with many examples to assist in gaining an understanding of the material.
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Good examples and overview of the material. The case study helped apply all concepts.
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A very informative course. Difficult concepts are well explained and presented.
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It may need more explanations. good introduction to the tax differences
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Tough and very thorough. I appreciate how detailed your slides are.
Anonymous Author
Great introduction to permanent differences!
Anonymous Author
Good overview and reminders.
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This a great course
Anonymous Author
Very informative
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Course Complexity: Intermediate

A basic understanding of financial accounting, how to prepare an income statement and a balance sheet, and how to prepare an adjusting journal entry.

Completion of the basic course covering temporary differences.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  2:08Introduction to Accounting for Permanent Differences In Financial and Taxable Income
  5:05Book - Tax Differences
  11:00Permanent Differences
  7:18Tax Provision
  17:47Effective Tax Rate
  21:08Additional Footnote Disclosures
  13:10Case Study
  1:17:35Accounting for Permanent Differences In Financial and Taxable Income
  PDFSlides: Accounting for Permanent Differences
  PDFAccounting for Permanent Differences Glossary Index