What Is A Deferred Tax Liability?

Patrick Curtis

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A Deferred Tax Liability is an accounting term on a firm's balance sheet that is used to illustrate when a firm has underpaid on taxes and needs to pay extra.

The firm will have either not paid some taxes, or have paid to little and is therefore required to pay more in tax in a future period.

It is found on the Balance Sheet under Current Liabilities.

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.