The effect of book income adjustment in the 1986 alternative minimum tax on corporate financial reporting

Dan Dhaliwal, Shiing wu Wang

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of the book income adjustment provision in the 1986 alternative minimum tax (AMT) on financial accounting practices. A model is developed to identify firms that are more susceptible to the book income adjustment. The changes in financial accounting practices for firms affected by the AMT are then examined. Our results indicate that firms that are likely to be affected by the book income adjustment shift timing and permanent differences across years to reduce the impact of the AMT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-26
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Accounting and Economics
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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