GASB Proposes Updated Implementation Guide
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) is proposing an Implementation Guide update to help clarify and explain GASB Statements concerning topics such as pensions, tax abatements, cash flow reporting, and management discussions and analysis. Issued as an Exposure Draft, Implementation Guide No. 201Y-X, Implementation Guidance Update—201Y, would amend Implementation Guide No. 2015-1, Questions 1.65.4, 2.14.1, 5.97.2, 5.192.1, 7.9.2, 7.24.7, and 9.24.4, and Implementation Guide No. 2016-1, Implementation Guidance Update—2016, Question 4.77. Comments on the Exposure Draft are due Friday, February 16.
GASB Issues New Implementation Guidance
Earlier this week, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) published Implementation Guide No. 2017-1, Implementation Guidance Update–2017 . The guidance update addresses questions concerning recent GASB-issued standards and implementation issues. The update also replaces previously issued guidance, and features new questions and answers on the following matters: Cash flow reporting in regard to changes in an employer’s liability to employees for defined benefit pensions or defined benefit postemployment benefits other than pensions (“OPEB”) and an employer’s deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions or OPEB The Financial Reporting Entity Pensions—Employer and Plan Accounting and Reporting Accounting and Financial Reporting for Certain Investments. Read More.
Decisions from FASB’s January 25 Meeting
In addition to making progress on its hedge accounting project , the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) made decisions at its January 25 meeting on the following projects: Agenda Consultation. After reviewing feedback on its Invitation to Comment, Agenda Consultation, and discussing research to conduct on intangible assets, pensions and other postretirement benefit plans, and distinguishing liabilities from equity, the FASB made no technical decisions. The FASB plans to discuss feedback on reporting performance and cash flows at a later meeting. Disclosure Framework: Disclosure Review—Income Taxes. No technical decisions were made concerning the summary of comments the FASB received regarding the proposed Accounting Standards Update, Income Taxes. Read More.
Topics: Agenda Consultation, Disclosure Framework, Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", Income Taxes (Topic 740), Intangible Assets, Invitation to Comment, liabilities and equity, Other Postemployment Benefits "OPEB", pensions
FASB to Release Discussion Paper on Future Projects
With work on several major accounting standards near completion, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) is looking to add four more projects to its agenda. The accounting board agreed on February 3rd to issue for public comment a discussion paper on standard-setting projects concerning pensions, intangible assets, liabilities and equity, and performance reporting. Each project would require a substantial undertaking, as they address heavily criticized areas of accounting. The discussion paper is expected to be released by mid-year. In regard to the issuance of the paper, FASB Chairman Russell Golden said the FASB must consider the possible impact on its. Read More.