FASB issued an option to delay implementation of the board’s revenue recognition and lease accounting standards for certain entities that have not yet applied the standards.
FASB financial accounting & reporting
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a likely delay in the effective date of FASB’s new lease standard as well as an environment in which lease concessions may lead to new accounting considerations.
FASB’s changes to its hedge accounting standard may provide companies with new alternatives to account for their risk management activities. Here is some background on hedge accounting, what is changing, and how it has emerged as a more viable approach.
The FASB voted to delay the effective date of its revenue recognition standard for nonpublic entities that have not yet issued their financial statements. Challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic led to the delay.
FASB’s staff published Q&As to address issues related to hedge accounting during the coronavirus pandemic.
FASB proposed pandemic relief actions that included a one-year delay in its lease accounting standard for private companies and most not-for-profits.
GASB issued guidance that is intended to improve state and local governments’ accounting for public-private and public-public partnership arrangements as well as availability payment arrangements.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a likely delay in the effective date of FASB’s new lease accounting standard as well as an environment in which lease concessions may lead to new accounting considerations.
FASB posted a Q&A document to clarify questions about lease accounting that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic.
Accounting challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in numerous questions for FASB from financial statement preparers and practitioners. Shayne Kuhaneck, FASB’s acting technical director, answered some of these questions during the board’s meeting.
The delays would apply to the effective date of its revenue recognition standard for nonpublic franchisors and the effective dates of its lease accounting standard for private companies and public and private not-for-profits.
Companies that elect to defer or suspend FASB rules for credit losses or troubled debt restructurings in accordance with the CARES Act will not be found in violation of GAAP.
Deferral requests for significant accounting standards that are not yet effective will be among the topics FASB will discuss related to the coronavirus pandemic at its April 8 board meeting.
Three federal bank regulatory agencies issued an interim final rule providing an optional extension of the regulatory capital transition for FASB’s new credit losses standard.
The federal economic stimulus bill passed by the Senate delays the date by which financial institutions are required to comply with FASB’s new accounting standard for credit losses.
Accounting for the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate and similar rates should be less complex as a result of a standard issued by FASB.
FASB issued narrow changes to its guidance for financial instruments accounting, including the credit losses standard issued in 2016.
The SEC said public companies that have trouble meeting filing obligations because of the coronavirus outbreak may qualify for regulatory relief under certain conditions.
The Financial Accounting Foundation selected John Auchincloss, who had been serving as acting president following Terri Polley’s departure, for the foundation’s executive director post.
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