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Acceptable Non-audit Services (cont.)
Appraisal services undertaken for tax-compliance reasons (such as assigning values to intangible assets under IRC section 197, calculating gains on distributions of assets to shareholders under section 338 election, implementing mark-to-market values under section 475 and allocating purchase prices under section 1060), even though the company uses the derived values in part for financial statement purposes.
Tax-consulting engagements that examine, for example, the efficiency of internal tax departments, procedures used to protest state and local property tax valuations or state income tax studies.
“Loaning” tax staff or supervisors to an audit client for special projects or short-term personnel emergencies.
Source: Sheryl Stratton, “Accounting Board Won’t Define Tax Services, But Will Inspect Them,” Tax Notes, October 20, 2003, p. 330; C. Bryan – Low, “Accounting Board to Look at Abuses in Tax Shelters,” Wall Street Journal., October 22, 2003, p. A-2.