Tax Accrual Accounting for Contested Items (Without the Benefit of I.R.C. Sections 452 and 462)

A spate of cases in 1956-1957 has required us to examine again the tax handling of accrual accounting in an attempt to find some way through the judicial morass. This study is concerned primarily with proper income and expense accrual reporting in cases in which some form of controversy exists or may exist between the taxpayer and another party concerning the item to be accrued.