Tag Archive: Lease Accounting Changes

Feb 12 2013

Lease Accounting Update January 2013: Lease Components in a Single Lease Contract

The FASB and the IASB (“The Boards”) met on January 30, 2013 to continue further deliberations on the Lease Accounting Project. The discussions were narrowly focused on the instances where multiple lease components are contained in a single lease contract. As examples, multiple pieces of equipment could be leased under a single lease contract, a single …

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Jan 16 2013

Importance of Documentation and Compliance

We all know that documentation and compliance has become extremely important in our current business environment,i.e., clear and complete explanations as to why certain actions or changes have been made and the ability to identify the source of those changes. But sometimes it can be time consuming and difficult to provide the documentation and  identification of …

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Dec 16 2012

Lease Accounting Update December 2012

There has not been much mention over the last few months about the FASB and IASB Boards (“the Boards”) Joint Project which would result in significant changes in the manner in which leases are accounted for. The Boards have instructed the staff to revise the Exposure Draft to incorporate the tentative conclusions that have been …

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Mar 07 2012

February 28-29 2012 Joint FASB/IASB Board Meeting Update

The FASB and the IASB Boards (“the Boards”) met at the end of last month to discuss the status of the 2010 Exposure Draft (“the Exposure Draft”) on changes to lease accounting. The majority of the discussion centered on the lessee accounting issue. As has been the case in past meetings, the Boards again reaffirmed …

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Dec 08 2011

Watch for a Revised Exposure Draft

The revised Exposure Draft on Lease Accounting should be issued in the near future. All interested parties should be prepared to review it and react to the revisions as quickly as possible. The FASB and the IASB have continued to discuss some major changes from the original proposal. Balance sheet recognition of other than short …

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Aug 08 2011

Update on July 2011 Lease Accounting Activities

In their July 2011 meetings, The FASB and the IASB (the Boards) decided to formally re-expose the proposed lease accounting standard for public comment. The timetable for final issuance will be pushed out even further into the future. The Boards’ goal is to finish final deliberations in the third quarter of 2011 with the issuance …

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Jul 18 2011

Headlines from the Latest FASB/IASB Meetings

The issuance of the final standard for lease accounting will likely be delayed until the first half of 2012. At the least, there will be another draft version of the new standard made available for review and comments. There still has not been any decision made regarding the effective date of the new standard. The …

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Jun 28 2011

Lease Management and Accounting Tool

We have some exciting news to share with all of our readers.  iLease Management LLC will soon launch a lease management and accounting tool that will meet the critical needs of lessees as they react to the new lease accounting standards and continuously try and gain efficiency in their day to day operations.  As we …

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May 11 2011

Action Plan for Lease Accounting Changes

As we have been discussing for a number of weeks, there are major changes that are being proposed in the accounting for leases for both lessees and lessors, with the major emphasis initially being directed to the lessee community. The result of these changes will be the elimination of the operating lease form of accounting, …

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Apr 01 2011

LEASE ACCOUNTING CHANGE EXAMPLE

LEASE ACCOUNTING CHANGE EXAMPLE iLease Management LLC monitors and reports on the progress of the proposed changes to lease accounting.  The FASB and the IASB issued an Exposure Draft in 2010 which generated a significant amount of controversy among preparers and users of financial statements. The Boards continue to meet to evaluate the more contentious …

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