One of the longest debates in accounting history is the issue of deferred taxes. The controversy began in the 1940s and has continued, even after the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 109 [FASB ASC 740: Income Taxes] in 1992. At issue is the appropriate treatment of tax consequences of economic events that occur in years other than that of the events themselves.

1. Distinguish between temporary differences and permanent differences. Provide an example of each.
2. Distinguish between intraperiod tax allocation and interperiod tax allocation (deferred tax accounting). Provide an example of each.
3. How are deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities classified and reported in the financial statements?

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