INFERENCE CONTROL Definition

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INFERENCE CONTROL is a control used in the output of databases to stop a person who has access to only summary information from being able to determine (infer) a particular value for a particular record.

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DISCOUNTED EARNINGS determines the value of a business based upon the present value of projected future earnings, discounted by the required rate of return (capitalization rate). Usually, the question is how well earnings are projected.

ACCOUNTING TIMING DIFFERENCE is the effect that a defered accounting event would have on the financials if taken into consideration e.g., the release of a deferred tax asset to the income statement as a deferred tax expense (ie the reversal of an accounting timing difference).

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