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FASB votes lease standard delayed again for privately held businesses

April 20, 2020 Coronavirus

The Financial Accounting Standards Board decided to amend the effective date of Topic 842 for private companies and private not-for-profit (NFP) entities to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2021, and to interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022.

The Board also decided to amend the effective date of Topic 842 for NFPs that have issued or are conduit bond obligors for securities that are traded, listed, or quoted on an exchange or an over-the-counter market (public NFPs) and which have not yet issued financial statements.

For these entities, the Board decided to amend the effective date to be fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption will continue to be permitted.

Comment Period of the Proposed Update

The Board decided to provide a 15-day comment period for the proposed Update.

Next Steps

The Board directed the staff to draft a proposed Accounting Standards Update for vote by written ballot.
 

Read more about decisions from their April 8, 2020 meeting here >

See the recording of the April 8, 2020 meeting here >

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