Subject January 1, 2020, there came into effect a new edition of Russian Accounting Standard (PBU) 18/02, Accounting for Deferred Taxes on Corporate Income, which introduced the balance sheet approach to assessing deferred taxes. Therefore, the Russian accountants have to revise the way they have been applying PBU 18/02, and adjust the previous deferred taxes respectively. Objectives We analyze methodological issues of accruing deferred taxes in relation to accounting for fixed assets when recognizing, measuring, remeasuring and constructing contingent liabilities for repair and others, which were introduced by PBU 18/02 as transactions resulting in timing differences. Methods The study employs the systems analysis and logic generalization of legislative and regulatory documents and special literature on the issues under study. Results Illustrating fixed asset transactions, we find that it is necessary to master the balance sheet method of accruing deferred taxes, including the coming changes in some provisions of PBU 6/01, Accounting for Fixed Assets. Conclusions and Relevance Poor knowledge of the balance sheet complicates, inter alia, the use of the balance sheet method to accrue deferred taxes. Thus, it is reasonable to make methodological recommendations on the use of the balance sheet method to assess deferred taxes in line with the coming amendments to the existing standards and expedite mastering IFRS. The findings are designated for research, practice and training of accountants and auditors, and make suggestions on the improvement of the national accounting methodology, which would pursue the convergence of the modern international practices.
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