Decisions from FASB’s January 25 Meeting

February 1, 2017

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 (Topic 740): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Income Taxes. A public roundtable is scheduled on the Disclosure Framework, and will be followed by additional staff outreach on the proposed disclosure requirements for income taxes.