DEDUCTION Definition

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DEDUCTION is the act of deducting; subtraction. It is an amount that is or may be deducted, e.g. tax deductions.

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DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE are earnings per share, including common stock, preferred stock, unexercised stock options, and some convertible debt. Diluted earnings per share are usually a more accurate reflection of the companys real earning power.

COMPILATION is the presentation of financial statement information by the entity without the accountant's assurance as to conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In performing this accounting service, the accountant must conform to the AICPA Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS).

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