ASC 740, Income Taxes, addresses how companies should account for and report the
effects of taxes based on income. Unique characteristics of different tax jurisdictions
across the United States can make it difficult to determine whether a particular tax is
based on income. The existing guidance related to accounting for income taxes under
ASC 740 did not change as a result of the passage of the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act. 

ASC 740 establishes standards of financial reporting for currently payable income
taxes as well as deferred income taxes payable at some point in the future. The requirements of ASC 740 can significantly impact how a company reports its current and
future income tax expense or benefit on the income statement, as well as how deferred
tax assets or liabilities are reported on the balance sheet.

This course focuses on what would constitute a tax based on income. We 
discuss the applicability of ASC 740 to various types of entities including how to define
a tax based on income, temporary vs. permanent tax differences and the basic
objectives and principles of ASC 740.

Who Should Consider this Course?

Business owners and operational professionals Accountants and Finance professionals and Internal auditors Tax and Legal professionals

Learning Objectives
  • Identify components of ASC 740 and types of taxes that are included
  • Discover how to identify taxes based on income
  • Recognize the applicability of ASC 740 based on the entities legal form
  • Explore the objectives and basic principles of ASC 740 
  • Discover how temporary to identify temporary and permanent differences.
  • Explore recognition and measurement principles
  • Identify between accounting estimates and errors
  • Explore how to account for uncertainty in income taxes
Last updated/reviewed: August 6, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

18 CoursesFinancial Statement Preparation, Reporting and Auditing Certification

  1. Financial Statement Introduction
  2. GAAP Principles, Assumptions and Considerations
  3. GAAP Presentation of Financial Statements
  4. Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) Update
  5. Sarbanes Oxley Overview
  6. Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302: ICFR
  7. XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) Introduction to Basics - Updated
  8. XBRL - Connection to SOX 302/404 and Critical Roles
  9. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Solvency, Liquidity and Debt
  10. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Leverage
  11. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Performance And Efficiency
  12. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - General Standards
  13. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Conducting the Audit
  14. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Auditors' Report and Opinion
  15. Introduction to Accounting for Income Taxes Based on Income
  16. Practical Application For Accounting For Income Taxes Based On Income Part 1
  17. Practical Application For Accounting For Income Taxes Based On Income Part 2
  18. FASB Codification Research System
45 Reviews (250 ratings)

Reviews

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Anonymous Author
This is a very high level course on the subject matter. I wish to learn more on this topic and will take the additional courses that the instructor mentioned. The subject matter is very important and anyone who works in corporate accounting will tell you that getting some understanding will be beneficial especially working for an organization that has a large number of installment sales. Thank you

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Anonymous Author
The course teaches hard and useful concepts for people without basic knowledge. I think having the slide notes could be improved with more pictures, illustrations and highlighting the notes where it is important for people to remember in mnemonic. This way it will help people to capture the big picture of the hard concepts that it is trying to convey.

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Anonymous Author
I always enjoy Lynn's courses, she delivers content in a straight-forward manner and includes examples to reiterate key learnings! Great supporting materials also provided in this course. My knowledge of ASC 740 was minimal prior to taking this course; however, I now have a general understanding of the key concepts.

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Member's Profile
I'm not sure this really works as a "technical" only overview. My preference would have been to blend the technical material here with the practical application topics to re-enforce the technical. May result in one long course but easier to retain and digest the material.

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Member's Profile
There are two primary methods of accounting— cash method and accrual method. The alternative bookkeeping method is a modified accrual method, which is a combination of the two primary methods.

5
Anonymous Author
I liked the details explained regarding ASC 740 in the lecture and how they were all condensed into a little over an hour lecture - could use some more balance sheet examples though.

5
Member's Profile
I will be honest I when I 1st saw the title I thought I would get tips for my own personal Income Taxes, but instructor was great like always so still worth while information

5
Anonymous Author
The content was clear, well explained and easy to follow. The slides include the perfect amount of detail to highlight important aspects without being overwhelming.

5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of DTA' and DTL's. Good examples given, and I like that Lynn tells us how/where to look up more detail directly from FASB if needed.

5
Anonymous Author
Very informative and straight-forward. This would be best for someone who just wants a high-level overview of taxes in the financial statements.

5
Anonymous Author
This is another wonderful and informative course from my favorite instructor. I can't wait to take the 2 additional courses in this series.

5
Member's Profile
This course was excellent. I learned a great deal. I appreciate courses such as this because it will help me grow within my career.

5
Anonymous Author
Good course overall. A few of the exam questions were worded oddly and there may have been a few mistakes/tricks in the wording.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent summary of ASC 740, including on some of the more technical and less well generally understand areas of the standard.

5
Anonymous Author
The overview provided in this course was very easy to follow. Each topic built off the last which I thought was very helpful.

5
Anonymous Author
This is a great class to give you a basis on ASC740 without getting too technical. It gives you a platform to build of of.

5
Anonymous Author
Good intro to ASC 740 and a good refresher for anyone that has not been involved in income tax accounting for a while.

5
Anonymous Author
Good use of textbook and professional application of the material; quick paced but full of good information

5
Member's Profile
Lynn is an excellent instructor. I have taken several of her courses and have yet to be disappointed.

5
Anonymous Author
Very informational. I love this instructors style and ability to explain the information. Thank you!

5
Anonymous Author
Good coverage of the theory. I'm looking forward to the practical applications in the next course.

5
Anonymous Author
Good explanation of deferred tax assets and liabilities. PDF of the slides is a useful reference.

5
Member's Profile
ASC 740 is an important topic and this class gives good information for understanding it better.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent, comprehensive review exposing all aspects of ASC740 in a surprising amount of depth.

5
Anonymous Author
Great instructor and presentation! The material is explained in simple terms and informative.

4
Anonymous Author
Good general overview of ASC 740. Please review test questions for general grammar issues.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent starter course and taught effectively. Can’t wait for the other related courses.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was a solid overview of the topic, covering key relevant content areas.

5
Anonymous Author
This course narrows in on specific details and provides helpful real-life examples.

4
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the course content and it was beneficial to understanding tax provisions

5
Member's Profile
great instructor. this is a good basics course for accounting for income taxes.

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course because I learned about things I have not heard of yet!

5
Member's Profile
This webinar is very educational. Thank you for the opportunity to view it.

5
Anonymous Author
Nice course. Course material was laid out well and presentation was concise.

5
Anonymous Author
Very good course for a challenging and sometimes confusing (for me) topic.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course. It was very clear and easy to understand. Thank you !!!!!

4
Anonymous Author
This course was helpful to me in obtaining credits for recertification.

4
Anonymous Author
Good review course to refresh yourself on the principles of ASC 740.

4
Member's Profile
Helpful refresher course on the basics accounting for income taxes

5
Member's Profile
Not easy course, but it is worthy to spend times to learn ASC 740.

5
Anonymous Author
Good explanations and pacing. Very clearly explained everything.

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Anonymous Author
Good introduction and discussion of complicated subject matter.

5
Anonymous Author
Well structured and presented course that met its objectives.

5
Anonymous Author
Interesting topic. I really gained a lot of knowledge here.

4
Member's Profile
Very informative and was aligned with the test......

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
Introduction And Overview
  Introduction to ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes8:45
  Scope of ASC 74010:54
  Defining Tax Based Income7:25
  Applicability Based on Entities Legal Form3:24
  Credits and Other Tax Incentives6:26
  Basic Principles of ASC 7407:44
  Temporary Differences9:00
  Computing DTA and DTL5:40
  Permanent Differences4:45
  Uncertainty in Income taxes3:54
  Summary 3:51
Continuous Play
  ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes1:11:48
Supporting Material
  SLIDES: ASC 740 Introduction: Accounting for Income Taxes Based on IncomePDF
  ASC 740 Introduction: Accounting for Income Taxes Based on Income Glossary/ IndexPDF
Review And Test
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam