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Decisions Reached on Accounting for Partial Sales of Nonfinancial Assets

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) recently reviewed the project on clarifying the scope of Subtopic 610-20, Other Income—Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets, which is part of Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). During its February 17th meeting, the FASB decided not to offer explicit guidance regarding the sales of undivided interests in Subtopic 610-20. The FASB also decided to maintain consistency with Topic 606 and require the assessment of control to be reviewed from the counterparty’s perspective. For transition purposes, the FASB decided that Subtopic 610-20 will go into effect the same time as Topic 606.

For more on the decisions from the February 17th FASB meeting, visit the accounting board’s Web site.

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