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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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Changes to Manufacturing Lease Accounting

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Most manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors lease operating facilities or equipment, whether from a third party or a related party. That means nearly all of these businesses will be impacted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) update to the accounting standards for leases under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). The updated standards, which will take effect for private companies for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2020, will affect both lessors and lessees.
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Accounting Updates for Government Entities: GASB Statement No. 87, Leases

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The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has created a single approach to accounting for and reporting of leases with the issuance of GASB Statement No. 87, Leases (Statement 87). State and local governments should expect Statement 87 to have a significant impact on their financial statements.
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Accounting Update for Not-for-Profit Entities: Leases

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In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued one of the most sweeping changes to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) – Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new lease accounting standards and subsequent amendments require lessees to report all leases with a term greater than 12 months, including operating leases, on the statement of financial position.
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FASB Formally Delays Effective Dates for Major Accounting Standards

Posted 2:48 PM by
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has officially deferred the effective dates of new Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) related to credit losses, leases, hedging, and long-duration insurance contracts with the issuance of ASU No. 2019-09, Financial Services—Insurance (Topic 944): Effective Date and ASU No. 2019-10, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), and Leases (Topic 842): Effective Dates.
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FASB Votes to Delay Effective Date for Major Accounting Standards

Posted 6:30 PM by
Yesterday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to approve proposals to amend the effective dates for several major Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs). The FASB voted to issue final ASUs to amend the effective dates of the following ASUs:
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Transportation Webinar: KSM to Discuss Changes to Revenue Recognition and Lease Standards

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Recent changes to two accounting standards, revenue recognition and leases, will have a significant impact on financial reporting in the transportation industry.
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FASB Proposes Delays on Accounting Standard Changes

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On July 17, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to have its staff prepare an exposure draft to delay the effective dates for accounting standard changes on leases, credit losses, and hedging. The FASB received several requests to provide relief as smaller companies are dealing with the highly challenging implementation of the revenue recognition standard. The FASB has also requested that its staff prepare a second exposure draft to propose new effective dates for long-duration insurance contracts. Upon approval by the FASB, the exposure drafts are expected to be issued with 30-day comment periods. The FASB indicated a desire to prioritize the exposure draft for leases, credit losses, and hedging because of the quickly approaching effective dates for these standards.
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Leasing Standards Overhauled: An Overview of ASC Topic 842

Posted 4:20 PM by
The deadline for private companies to implement the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) new lease standard (ASC 482) is quickly approaching. Entities with leasing activities must begin assessing the new standard and determining the impact it will have, including the potential impact to debt covenants. Additionally, entities must ensure that they have strong systems and processes in place for the implementation of this new guidance.
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Standards Update: 2/25/19

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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). Below are select ASUs that were recently issued. This update covers ASU 2018-18, 2018-19, and 2018-20.
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