Understanding the Components of Tax Expense on the P&L

The True Nature of Tax Expense When you look at a company’s profit and loss (P&L) statement, the tax expense shown isn’t just the tax the company expects to pay on its current year’s tax returns. Instead, this tax expense, often referred to as the “tax provision,” is a combination of two key components: current […]

The Potential Impact of Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate to 20%

Recently, former President Trump floated the idea of lowering the corporate tax rate from 21% to 20%. For those involved in tax provisions, this brings back vivid memories of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, which dramatically slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. The announcement of the TCJA led […]