Category Archives: FASB and IASB Lease Accounting Updates

Up to date information, articles, discussions on the proposed FASB and IASB Lease Accounting Changes

Governmental Accounting Standards – Leases

In June 2017, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) issued Statement No. 87 – Leases which establishes new accounting standards to be applied to all lease transactions for state and local governments. The Standard is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2019 with earlier application encouraged. The governmental standard follows most of the… Read More »

The New Lease Accounting Standards and Technology Requirements

Earlier this week, I participated on a webinar on the new lease accounting standards. The webinar was given by one of the major accounting firms and was specifically directed at how the new lease standards will impact lessees. One of the polling questions asked of participants during the course of the webinar was whether, in… Read More »

New Lease Accounting Guidance Issued

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued the new lease accounting standard on February 25, 2016. As it pertains to lessees, the new standard requires that the liability for all leases (except narrowly defined short-term leases) must be recognized on the balance sheet of a lessee at the discounted present value of future lease payments… Read More »

IFRS 16 Leases

On January 13, 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) issued International Financial Reporting Standard 16 Leases (“IFRS 16” or “the Standard”) substantially changing the manner in which lessees account for leases. IFRS 16 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019. The Financial Accounting Standards Board is expected to issue… Read More »

Lease Accounting Standard Effective Date

At its November 11, 2015 meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB” or “the Board”) decided in principle to approve the proposed changes to lease accounting. We would expect that the final leases standard would be published in the first quarter of 2016. Additionally, at this meeting, the FASB decided that for public business entities,… Read More »

October 2015 Lease Accounting Update

The lease accounting project is getting much closer to finalization. At its October meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB” or “the Board”) discussed the comments received as a result of an external review of the latest draft document. Although a significant number of comments were received, the Board made few changes to the proposed… Read More »

New Lease Standard is on the Horizon

There has not been much publicity over the last two months about the proposed changes to lease accounting. However, it is our understanding the staffs of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) (collectively “the Boards”) are near completion of a final standard to be issued by each of… Read More »

Lessee Disclosures

There has been much focus on the specific calculations required to comply with the proposed leasing standards. However, with the final standard expected to be issued in the fourth quarter of this year, financial statement preparers should also focus on the proposed disclosure requirements. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards… Read More »