Transitioning Clients to the FASB ASC842 Lease Accounting Standard: A Guide for Advisory Firms

iLease Management LLC (“iLease”) has been providing insightful research and recommended approaches into the proposed lease accounting changes since 2011. We do provide a brief overview and update of the proposed lease accounting changes in this document, but you will find that this whitepaper is different than others that we have authored. In this whitepaper… Read More »

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… Read More »

Impacts of COVID-19 on Lease Accounting (ASC 842)

As the world continues to grapple with an invisible enemy, our daily lives aren’t all that have been impacted. Companies as a whole have been unable to collect or pay rent on their leased assets, while the changes in ASC 842 have meant that lease accountants all over the globe following GAAP have had to go through their books thoroughly… Read More »

ASC 842 Changes – Lease Modifications

We’ve been addressing the changes FASB proposed and implemented in ASC 842 over the past couple of articles, including the changes in rate implicit in the lease, determination of IBR and leases embedded in contracts. After the break, FASB members, preparers and others reassembled to discuss another change; lease modifications.  Here, the main issue was with regards to the complexity and costs involved with applying lease modifications in the books. This… Read More »

Embedded Leases within a Contract Under the ASC 842 Standard

We previously discussed how FASB had discussed changes in ASC 842: Lease Accounting in Rate Implicit in the lease as well as the determination of IBR. The board has also outlined the concern presented by some preparers about the identification of leases embedded within a contract.   The main issue was that entities spent significant amounts of time trying to identify and account… Read More »

Changes in ASC 842 Topic Lessee Application of Rate Implicit in the Lease – Is the Use of IBR Enough?

In a previous post, we discussed how FASB is finalizing a change in ASC 842: Lease Accounting. As it stands, the change is set to impact every business that adopts GAAP to settle their books. FASB had been releasing updates every now and then to ensure that the new changes are well understood and implemented by the effective date.  Although… Read More »

ASC 842 Changes: Would a Specific Incremental Borrowing Rate Be Better?

The problem of determining the rate implicit in a lease also presented a concern that most preparers used the incremental borrowing rate (IBR) as the discount rate. However, that wasn’t the only concern that came to light during FASB’s roundtable in September 2020.   Apart from the rate implicit, members also discussed the IBR; i.e., how those that have adopted ASC 842 determine the IBR. It… Read More »