Government Accounting


GASB approves Statement no. 40, Deposit and Investment Risk Disclosures, to inform financial statement users of risks related to credit, interest rates, foreign currency or other factors that could affect a government’s ability to provide services and meet its obligations ( www.gasb.org/st/index.html ). The guidance, which amends Statement no. 3, is effective for financial statements for periods beginning after June 15, 2004, but the board encourages earlier application. Copies (product code GS40) can be ordered on the Web at http://store.yahoo.com/gasbpubs/publications.html or by phone at 800-748-0659.

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