Government Accounting


GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING
FASAB’s Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee issued an exposure draft of a new Federal Financial Accounting Technical Release, Clarification of Standards Relating to Inter-Entity Cost. The ED provides guidance to federal entities on three aspects of inter-entity costing outlined in SFFAS 30, Inter-Entity Cost Implementation Amending SFFAS 4, Managerial Cost Accounting Standards and Concepts, which becomes effective Sept. 30, 2008. They are: (1) guidance on costs that should be considered broad and general for all entities; (2) guidance on Directness of Relationship to the entity’s operations as used in determining if a transaction should be considered material to the receiving entity; and (3) guidance on Identifiability as used in determining if a transaction should be considered material to the receiving entity.

The ED is available at www.fasab.gov/exposure.html or by calling 202-512-7350. Comments are requested by Aug. 6.

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