Read the article Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Associated with Tax Avoidance? Evidence from Irresponsible CSR Activities. In a three-paged paper (not including the title and reference pages):
1. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the authors that corporate social responsibility is associated with tax avoidance. Why or why not?
2. Discuss how the FASB Interpretation No. 48, also known as FIN 48, can provide a unique opportunity to estimate the strength of a firms tax positions by eliminating any inconsistency in accounting for uncertain tax positions in financial statements certified in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
3. Describe the IRSs Tax Accrual Workpaper (TAW) Policy as it requires business taxpayers to provide the IRS with a roadmap to their potential tax deficiencies. Do you think the IRSs goal with the TAW policy is to make CPAs and other tax preparers quasi-IRS employees responsible for enforcing the tax law?
Your paper must be formatted according to APA style and must include citations and references for at least TWO scholarly sources.