Sample disclosures accounting for income taxes february 2015 i contents notes to consolidated financial statements 7 note a — summary of significant accounting policies 7 income taxes 7 20x1, related to the deferral of income tax expense on intercompany profits that resulted from the sale of our intellectual property rights.
Income statement the income statement (also known as the profit and loss statement or p&l) tells you both the earnings and profitability of a business the p&l is always for a specific period of time, such as a month, a quarter or a year. Notes to financial statements note 1 — accounting policies accounting principles the financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the united states of america (us gaap) principles of consolidation the financial statements include the accounts of microsoft corporation and its subsidiaries. Statement of financial accounting standards no 220 (sfas 220-10-1) states that the purpose of reporting comprehensive income is to report a measure of all changes in equity of an entity that result from recognized transactions and other economic events of the period other than transactions with owners in their capacity as owners.
Information about accounting policies assists financial readers in better interpreting a company’s financial statements, thus resulting in a more fair presentation of the financial statements a note is needed for each significant accounting choice by the company.
Changes in accounting policies and corrections of errors are generally retrospectively accounted for, whereas changes in accounting estimates are generally accounted for on a prospective basis ias 8 was reissued in december 2005 and applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 january 2005. Disclosure of accounting policy for income taxes, which may include its accounting policies for recognizing and measuring deferred tax assets and liabilities and related valuation allowances, recognizing investment tax credits, operating loss carryforwards, tax credit carryforwards, and other carryforwards, methodologies for determining its.