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BENFORD'S LAW Definition
BENFORD'S LAW is a mathematical law that applies to any population of numbers derived from other numbers (such as the dollar amount of a sale, found by multiplying the quantity sold times the unit price). It holds that 30% of the time the first non-zero digit of this derived number will be one, and it will be a nine only 4.6% of the time. Benford's law is used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers.
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W-4 FORM, Employees Withholding Allowance Certification , is completed by each employee so that the employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from the employees pay. Because tax situations may change, employees may want to refigure their withholding each year.
RELEVANCE CONCEPT refers to the capacity of accounting information to make a difference to the external decision makers who use financial reports.