ASC 740 Cases and Problems - Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA
December 12 - 13, 2016

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December 12 & 13, 2016

Bloomberg BNA 
1801 S. Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Hotel accommodations are at your own discretion. We suggest the following:

The Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 486-1111

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 413-5500


Join us for a NEW two-day intermediate course with live group instruction on ASC740: Accounting for Income Taxes.  Based upon the success of our Tax Accounting ASC740 Primer, the hands-on problem solving approach has been adopted in the development of this course.  Cases and problems have been developed covering technical issues not covered in the Primer course (e.g. the “true-up” calculation, interim reporting, business combinations).  As well as a more in-depth focus on other technical issues (e.g. “uncertain tax positions”, “permanently reinvested” criteria).


Benefits of Attending:
• Discuss and calculate the impact of true up calculations in the tax provision process
• Understand the major component issues in calculating tax provision amounts for interim periods
• Review the income tax expense consequences associated with business combinations particularly regarding purchase price allocation and the recognition of deductible and non-deductible goodwill
• Explain and describe tax positions that meet the ASC740 criteria of “uncertain”
• Discuss the disclosure in the financial statements of tax positions that are considered uncertain
• Understand the considerations and principles involved in booking a valuation allowance against a deferred tax asset
• Describe the pertinent issues that are relevant in the “permanently reinvested” criteria associated with the earnings of a foreign subsidiary


Why You Should Attend

Bloomberg BNA has developed a new course using a case study and problem approach to US GAAP income tax accounting (ASC740).  The complexity of this technical area cannot be overstated.  There is a tremendous need for tax professionals working in the area to understand the ASC740 calculations in light of the varied issues and situations that are encountered.  As ASC740 is often described as a “hands on” area, this course has been developed emphasizing problems and exercises to be worked on during the course.


Who Should Attend

 This program is nontransitional which is appropriate for experienced attorneys.  This program is designed for corporate tax managers, tax accounting managers and supervisors, and tax professionals who work in the ASC740 income tax expense area.




8:30 AM  Review of ASC 740 Essential Topics
• Summary review of major ASC 740 income tax expense issues, e.g. overall objectives and principles
• Technical review of issues and relevant ASC 740 topics, e.g.  tax rate change issues, issues associated with defining “income” tax as opposed to other taxes
• Identification of temporary and permanent differences exercise highlighting key technical issues, e.g. AMT considerations, acquisition costs

10:30 AM  Refreshment Break

10:45 AM  “True-Up” Discussion and Case problem
• Differentiating between change in estimate vs. error
• Timing issues associated with calculating true up calculations
• Case study problem illustrating true up calculation and issues

12:15 PM  Luncheon

1:15 PM   Interim Reporting
• Discussion of the “annual approach” regarding income tax expense
• Overview of items that are considered as “discrete” in the income tax provision
• Example calculation of interim tax provision illustrating interim tax expense calculations

2:45 PM  Refreshment Break

3:00 PM  Intraperiod Tax Allocation
• Overview of principles relating to the classification of items as continuing operations as contrasted with discontinued operations or extraordinary items
• Illustrative example highlighting allocation methodology
• Allocation of changes in valuation allowance amounts to items separately stated in the financial statement

4:00 PM  Valuation Allowance
• Summary discussion of major technical principles and factors associated with the recognition of a deferred tax asset
• Review of impact of changes to the valuation allowance and disclosure of issues in the financial statements
• Illustrative case study highlighting valuation allowance issues

5:00 PM Course Adjourns for the Day


8:30 AM  Business Combinations
• Application of “purchase accounting” GAAP adjustments in business combination transactions
• Review of the income tax issues associated with “inside” and “outside” basis and the tax implications associated with stock and asset purchases

10:30 AM  Refreshment Break

10:45 AM  Business Combinations (continued)
• GAAP vs. Tax treatment of deductible and non-deductible goodwill
• Exercise illustrating tax and book basis of assets acquired in a business combination

11:45 AM  Uncertain Tax Positions 
• Overview of main principles and concepts regarding identification and measurement of tax positions that are considered “uncertain”
• Discussion of the “two step” recognition test and related documentation

12:30 PM  Luncheon

1:30 PM  Uncertain Tax Positions (continued)
• Discussion of the disclosure requirements in financial statement disclosure and Form 1120 – Schedule UTP
• Consideration of technical issues that have been disclosed in company financial statements

2:15 PM  Special Topic – Investment in Subsidiaries
• Review of main tax expense issues associated with the investment in subsidiaries and joint ventures and the need for the recognition of a deferred tax liability for such investments
• Review of issues associated with “permanently reinvested” criteria
• Overview discussion of calculating the deferred tax liability associated with investments

3:15 PM  Course Concludes


If you are unable to attend this event, you may: transfer your registration to another person from your company for the same event; or transfer your registration to a substitute event listed on our web site. In either instance, there will be no charge or penalty for substitution. To request a transfer, contact with the new attendee or substitute event information more than 5 business days prior to the conference start date. On the first day of the event, absent attendees will be considered “no shows” and will not be eligible for a refund, transfer, or substitute event. 
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Continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, Bloomberg BNA Portfolio, and course materials in electronic format.