Tower Corp. began operations on January 1, 2005. For financial reporting, Tower recognizes revenues from all sales under the accrual method. However, in its income tax returns, Tower reports qualifying sales under the installment method. Tower’s gross profit on these installment sales under each method was as follows:


Accrual method

Installment method



$ 600,000




The income tax rate is 30% for 2005 and future years. There are no other temporary or permanent differences. In its December 31, 2006 balance sheet, what amount should Tower report as a liability for deferred income taxes?

  1. $840,000
  2. $660,000
  3. $600,000
  4. $360,000