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Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 8/31/20

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The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB Statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Below are select statements that were recently issued.
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Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 8/31/20

Posted 12:45 PM by
The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB Statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP). Below are select statements that were recently issued.
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COVID-19’s Impact on SOC Reports

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COVID-19 has disrupted businesses of all sizes and in every industry in ways that were unimaginable even six months ago. From rapid shifts in the customer experience to forced evolution of internal processes and procedures, no operational area has gone unscathed. Service organizations with System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations should pay particularly close attention to the way these changes affect data security and internal controls. A reduced workforce, newly remote workforce, and revised customer service protocols all increase security risks.
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FASB Provides Lease Concessions Guidance Due to COVID-19

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As companies adjust to their new normal under COVID-19 and most put revenue recognition accounting implementation in their rearview mirror, lease accounting arises once again as a hot topic. Businesses have either already implemented the largest overhaul in lease accounting in decades, Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, or they have taken advantage of effective date delays and continue to operate under ASC Topic 840 until calendar year 2022. Regardless of which side businesses are on, a new challenge has presented itself – how do we account for lease concessions offered by landlords providing COVID-19 relief? As a result, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a Q&A document to guide stakeholders through the application of lease accounting related to concessions.
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FASB Provides Lease Concessions Guidance Due to COVID-19

Posted 12:45 PM by
As companies adjust to their new normal under COVID-19 and most put revenue recognition accounting implementation in their rearview mirror, lease accounting arises once again as a hot topic. Businesses have either already implemented the largest overhaul in lease accounting in decades, Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, or they have taken advantage of effective date delays and continue to operate under ASC Topic 840 until calendar year 2022. Regardless of which side businesses are on, a new challenge has presented itself – how do we account for lease concessions offered by landlords providing COVID-19 relief? As a result, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a Q&A document to guide stakeholders through the application of lease accounting related to concessions.
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Accounting Treatment for PPP Loans

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorized the Small Business Administration to guarantee loans that can be forgiven if certain conditions are satisfied. There has been plenty of uncertainty related to the intent, qualifications, and financial reporting related to PPP loans. The AICPA recently issued nonauthoritative guidance addressing how nongovernmental entities should account for PPP loans as there is no authoritative guidance for business entities related to this type of transaction in Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP):
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Standards Update 6/5/20

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP).
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Standards Update 5/20/20

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP).
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Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 5/12/20

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The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP).
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FASB Proposes Delay in Effective Dates for Leases and Revenue Recognition Standards for Certain Entities

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (Exposure Draft) that includes an optional one-year delay in the effective date for certain entities in applying the new lease and revenue recognition standards. The FASB provided the Exposure Draft in response to challenges associated with the implementation of major accounting standards, which have been amplified by disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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