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Construction Accounting and Financial Management. Chapter 18 Income Tax and Financial Decisions. Effects of Income Taxes. If all cash flows are treated the same for income tax, income tax has little effect on the decision process in Chapter 17

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Construction accounting and financial management

Construction Accounting and Financial Management

Chapter 18Income Tax and Financial Decisions


Effects of income taxes

Effects of Income Taxes

If all cash flows are treated the same for income tax, income tax has little effect on the decision process in Chapter 17

Losses carried forward defer tax to future years reducing their value when using decision method that take into account time value of money (interest)


Effects of income taxes1

Effects of Income Taxes

Changes in tax rates (brackets) from year to year can increase or decrease the tax deductions associated with an alternative

Depreciation defers to future years the tax savings associated with the purchase of depreciable equipment; reducing their value when using decision method that take into account time value of money (interest)


Effects of income taxes2

Effects of Income Taxes

Capital gains can reduce the tax rate used for an alternative increasing the alternative’s attractiveness

Tax credits replace the tax deduction associated with an alternative with a tax credit increase the alternative’s attractiveness


Effects of income taxes3

Effects of Income Taxes

When alternatives are treated differently for tax purposes, use after-tax cash flow when comparing


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