Back to Basics – Demystifying deferred taxes
Abstract: Deferred tax assets and liabilities can confuse just about everyone. A lender reviewing a borrower’s financial statements may wonder what they are and how the company quantifies them. This article explains deferred taxes and points out the difference between deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities. This understanding can help lenders judge when assets are being overvalued or liabilities understated to achieve a rosier outlook.