Microsoft’s Deferred Tax Assets


This example compares the way Microsoft and Apple disclose Deferred Tax Assets on the Balance Sheet. It shows that Microsoft changed its disclosure practice in 2012. Apple always used a single line item marked with XBRL tag DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent. Microsoft used DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent from 2009 to 2011 and then switched to DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetCurrent from 2012 and on.

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May 01, 2014

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Microsoft’s Deferred Tax Assets template created by FinDynamics. Download the template and use it together with XBRLAnalyst Add-In for getting live data in Excel.