PUBLIC ACCOUNTING Definition

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PUBLIC ACCOUNTING means the performance of or offering to perform any engagement that will result in the issuance of an attest report that is in accordance with professional standards. "Practice of public accounting" also means the performance of or offering to perform services other than those described above, such as consulting services, personal financial planning services, or the preparation of tax returns or the furnishing of advice on tax matters by a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, professional association, corporation, or other business organization, that advertises to the public as a "certified public accountant" or "public accountant."

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WITHOUT PREJUDICE is to come to agreement without negating the right or ability to take some form of action in the future, e.g. a legal case can be settled without prejudice, allowing for future legal action if desired by one or more of the parties to the settlement.

SEVERANCE TAX is levied on production of natural resources taken from land or water bottoms within the territorial boundaries of a state.

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