This article examines the crucial distinctions of methodology between the U.S. and the Japanese tax laws with respect to the timing for recognizing income. In addition, it studies the advantages and disadvantages of both tax treatment methods concerning prepaid income. As a result, it concludes that the advantages of Japanese tax law concerning prepaid income outweigh those of the American tax law. This article also suggests that U.S. tax law could borrow the Japanese mentality regarding the tax treatment of prepaid income.
A Comparison Between the U.S. and Japan Concerning the Tax Treatment of Prepaid Income,
Bus. Entrepreneurship & Tax L. Rev.
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