Financial reporting

FASB eases transition to credit losses standard

FASB issued new accounting rules that are designed to ease the transition to the board’s new credit losses standard by providing an option to measure certain types of assets at fair value.

Credit losses standard tips for audit committees

FASB’s new standard for recording credit losses presents a huge change to accounting for financial institutions, and affects other organizations as well. A new tool helps audit committees in their oversight of this important implementation.

Q&A discusses ‘direct care’ expenses for collections

A new Technical Question and Answer issued by the AICPA discusses the characteristics of expenses that would be considered “direct care of existing collections” under a new FASB standard that updates the definition of “collections.”

Lease accounting tips for public and private companies

Public companies are finding that even though they have implemented FASB’s new lease accounting standard, their work is not nearly done. Private companies, meanwhile, are struggling with their own adoption of the standard.

New FASB standard clarifies lease accounting issues

FASB addressed two lessor implementation issues and clarified an exemption for lessors and lessees from a certain interim disclosure requirement associated with adopting the board’s new lease accounting standard.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.