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Some Things Aren’t Forever: Understanding the Differences between Book and Tax Income

September 27, 2022

Attorneys are not necessarily trained in the language of financial reporting, however, when consulting on a tax issue for a company, it is important to understand the interplay between a company’s financial statement reporting and its tax reporting.


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