The Fiona Show: Tax Provision

CROSSBORDER SOLUTIONS  |  Podcast , ±37 min episodes every 1 week  | 
The income tax provision is an estimate of what a company’s final tax bill for the year will be—and it’s an estimate that interests investors, analysts, bankers, even the media. It’s also a tricky calculation. How do you ensure a tax provision stands up to auditors? On CrossBorder Solutions’ The Fiona Show: Tax Provision podcast, you’ll hear from experienced experts on the finer points of calculating a provision and all of the tax and accounting practices that go into it.

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Episode 12: Valuation Allowance

On today’s episode, CrossBorder Solutions tax provision expert Howard Telson explains what companies do when they’re offered a tax benefit that they might never be able to use because they know they’re likely to keep operating at a loss.

Episode 11: From Return to Provision

Correcting any discrepancies between the estimated tax provision and the actual tax return is essential for businesses and serves as a litmus test for year-end calculations. CrossBorder Solutions tax provision expert Howard Telson explains the process and best practices for closing gaps.

Episode 10: Annual vs. Quarterly Provision

On this week’s episode of The Fiona Show: Tax Provision, CrossBorder Solutions’ Senior Tax Manager Howard Telson breaks down the differences between preparing the quarterly provision (10-Q) and the annual provision (10-K)—and how each communicates to stakeholders about the financial health of a company.

Episode 9: Rate Reconciliation

The ETR is the focal point of the provision calculation, and it’s crucial to reconcile this figure with the federal statutory rate. CrossBorder Solutions’ Senior Tax Manager Howard Telson explains the importance of the ETR and breaks down the finer points of the rate reconciliation.

Episode 8: The Deferred Provision

Everything you need to know about deferred tax assets and liabilities, timing differences, and the role the deferred provision plays in the total tax provision. CrossBorder Solutions’ Senior Tax Manager Michael Cavanaugh shares everything you need to know about this essential component of the tax provision.

Episode 7: The Current Provision

The entire tax provision is calculated on a time crunch, but perhaps the most pressing element of all is the current provision. CrossBorder Solutions’ Senior Tax Manager Michael Cavanaugh breaks down how to accurately calculate your current tax expense in the timeliest way.

Episode 5: Tax Provision Process

CrossBorder Solutions' Senior Tax Manager Howard Telson is your guide through the entire tax provision calculation process, start to finish. An absolute must-listen for those seeking to produce an accurate and beneficial provision.

Episode 3: Accountancy Rules vs Tax Rules for Provision

Reconciling the different figures derived from accountancy rules and tax rules is one of the key elements in calculating an accurate tax provision. Howard Telson, senior tax manager at CrossBorder Solutions, breaks down the differences and reveals how tax professionals can bridge them.

Episode 2: How Biden's Tax Proposals Would Impact Your Provision

The Biden Administration's proposed tax plan may complicate your company's tax provision. On today's episode, CrossBorder Solutions Senior Tax Manager Howard Telson examines the proposal and advises practitioners on how to face potential challenges in calculating the provision if these proposals are passed.

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