GASB 96 – Subscription-Based Information Technology Arrangements (SBITAs)

GASB Statement No. 96, Subscription-Based Information Technology Arrangements (SBITAs), was issued in May 2020. The statement establishes guidelines for state and local governments for accounting and financial reporting of subscription-based information technology arrangements (SBITAs), which are essentially cloud computing and other IT service arrangements. GASB 96 is effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15,... Continue Reading →

Refresher on the ASC 842

The ASC 842 Lease Accounting Standard, also known as Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, is a set of guidelines established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for accounting for leases. The standard went into effect for public companies in 2019, and for private companies in 2020. The main goal of ASC 842 is... Continue Reading →

Tax Implications of ASC 842: Lease Accounting Standards

The FASB ASC 842 Lease Accounting changes, which became effective at the end of 2021 for all reporting periods after December 15th 2021, haven’t just changed how leases are handled in books, but also the tax implications that may come along with it.  Read more to understand the potential areas to focus in on..

Effective Dates of ASC 842 Changes & Transition Approach

FASB has offered several reliefs to organizations transitioning, which also includes shift of transition dates from December 31st, 2019 to December 31st, 2021. In this article, we will take a closer look at those effective dates and the transition approaches companies have at their disposal.

Summary of Leases at 12/2 FASB Meeting

TENTATIVE BOARD DECISIONSTentative Board decisions are provided for those interested in following the Board’s deliberations. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.December 2, 2020 FASB Board MeetingPost-implementation Review:Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The Board discussed feedback received to date during the post-implementation review (PIR) of Update 2016-02.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Lease Accounting Standard Effective Date

In a pivotal decision made during its meeting on November 11, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) took a significant step towards revamping lease accounting practices. The Board, during this meeting, gave its in-principle approval for proposed changes to lease accounting standards, signaling a shift in how organizations will account for leases in the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

New Lease Standard is On The Horizon

In the past two months, there has been a notable silence surrounding the proposed changes to lease accounting. However, it's important to understand that behind the scenes, the staffs of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have been diligently working towards finalizing a comprehensive standard. This collaborative effort... Continue Reading →

Lease Accounting Project – February 2015 Update

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), collectively (“the Boards”) met separately in February 2015 and substantially concluded their redeliberations on the proposed changes to lease accounting. The Boards came to different conclusions on a number of matters. Regarding lessee transition to the new accounting standard, the FASB decided... Continue Reading →

The Proposed Lease Accounting Changes – Effect on Retailer

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) (collectively “the Boards”) are in the process of completing a major Joint Accounting Project which will dramatically change the way that lessees account for their portfolio of leases. The objective of the Boards’ Joint Project was convergence on lease accounting, namely, an... Continue Reading →

October 22, 2014 Joint FASB and IASB Meeting

The FASB and the IASB (“the Boards) held a joint meeting on October 22, 2014 to continue deliberating the proposals in the May 2013 Exposure Draft, Leases. The discussion centered exclusively on the definition of a lease and, for the most part, reiterated the tentative conclusions that had been previously discussed. The Boards indicated that a... Continue Reading →

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