PERSISTENT EARNINGS Definition

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PERSISTENT EARNINGS is the level of earnings, from accounting to accounting period, that are continually recurring.

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INTERPERIOD EQUITY is a government's obligation to disclose whether current-year revenues were sufficient to pay for current-year benefits, or did current citizens defer payments to future taxpayers, i.e. it refers to whether current-year revenues are sufficient to pay for the services provided that year and whether future taxpayers will be required to assume burdens for services previously provided.

REPORTABLE CONDITION is a matter coming to the auditor's attention relating to SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES in the design or operation of the entitys internal control that could ADVERSLY AFFECT an entity's ability to fulfill future obligations with customers and/or the satisfaction of liabilities.

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