A world without accounting means confusion and chaos. Accounting is not only used in the business world, but rather it is used by everyone in all types of situations. Tax touches every aspect of our lives. People are talking about tax on the TV, the radio, newspaper, and the Internet. Life has grown, as a whole, toward higher levels of complexity. The language of accounting and taxation is also expanding: More and more new words are created, and new meanings are added to the old words. Do you know the meaning of these words: ad hoc, accounting bath, below-water, blackout, capex, carve-out, e-tax, postil, Sarbanes-Oxley, strata...? Each term has its unique meaning you may not be able to find a definition in an ordinary dictionary. "An International Dictionary of Accounting & Taxation" is a book with more than 12,000 entries drawn from accounting, auditing and taxation. Each entry has a clear one-sentence definition right to the point. Whether you are an accountant, CPA, tax professional or amateur, you will find this dictionary of immeasurable help.