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FASB Deems Regulatory Guidance from Financial Services Standard Irrelevant

May 21, 2018

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has published a small U.S. GAAP update that removes decades-old bank regulatory guidance from its financial services standard.

Accounting Standards Update No. 2018-06, Codification Improvements to Topic 942: Financial Services—Depository and Lending, eliminates a reference to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Banking Circular 202, Accounting for Net Deferred Tax Charges, from FASB Accounting Standards Codification 942-740-45-1, Financial Services—Depository and Lending—Income Taxes — Other Presentation Matters — Differences Between Regulatory Accounting Principles and GAAP. Published in 1985, the guidance has since been rescinded. Per the FASB, the Codification guidance related to the circular is no longer relevant.

The amendment is effective immediately and is part of the FASB’s ongoing effort to make technical corrections to outdated or inaccurate information in U.S. GAAP.