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Feedback Sought for FASB/IASB Lease Accounting Proposal

Interested individuals and organizations have until September 13 to offer their input on a revised exposure draft – "Proposed Accounting Standards Update - Leases (Topic 842)" – from the FASB and the IASB.
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US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Green-Lighted by SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted the 2013 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, which allows companies to use eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in reporting financial statements.
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FASB Requesting Participation in FASAC Survey

The Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), the primary advisory group for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has issued a survey to solicit stakeholder views about the FASB’s future agenda. Participants are asked to respond to the survey by May 30, 2013.
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FASB Looks to Defer Certain Disclosures for Benefit Plans

As a result of concerns from stakeholders, the FASB has issued a proposal to defer indefinitely the effective date for certain disclosure requirements for nonpublic employee benefit plans in the plan sponsor's own equity securities. Individuals or organizations can comment on the proposal until May 31.
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ASU No. 2013-07 Establishes Liquidation Accounting Principle in US GAAP

The FASB amended US GAAP to explain how businesses and other organizations should prepare financial statements when they're ceasing operations and selling assets to settle debts with creditors.
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FASB Seeks More Feedback on Decision-Making Framework

June 21 will likely be an important day for the FASB and the Private Company Council (PCC). That day will mark the end of a public comment period on a proposed private company decision-making framework that the FASB and the PCC are developing.
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FASB Extends Comment Deadline on Proposal for Accounting for Credit Losses

The FASB has extended the comment deadline for its proposal to improve financial reporting on expected credit losses on loans and other financial assets held by banks, financial institutions, and other organizations.
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FASB Issues FAQs on Proposal to Improve Accounting for Current Expected Credit Losses

On March 25, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) posted on its website a sixteen-page staff document that responds to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about its proposed Accounting Standards Update, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Subtopic 825-15).
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FASB Adds Three Implementation Guides to XBRL Series

The FASB recently added three Implementation Guides to the XBRL series, including two for the insurance industry. The guides are designed to help users of the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy understand how certain disclosures are structured within the Taxonomy.
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FASB to Join IFRS Foundation's Accounting Standards Advisory Forum

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will join the newly formed Accounting Standards Advisory Forum (ASAF), an advisory group that will help the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) set international accounting standards, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) announced.
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FASB Appoints New Members to Its Task Force and Advisory Groups

On March 11, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced the appointment of new members to the Emerging Issues Task Force, the Investors Technical Advisory Committee, and the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee.
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FAF Releases Updated Print Edition of FASB Accounting Standards Codification

On March 11, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) released its latest version of the print edition of the Financial Accounting Standard Board's (FASB) "Accounting Standards Codification."
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IASB Floats Revised Proposals for Loan-Loss Provisioning

In a March 7 press release, the International Accounting Standards Board said it has issued a revised set of proposals for a model for recognizing credit losses on financial instruments that differs from one proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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FASB to Review Business Segment Reporting Issues Based on FAF Review

FASB plans to discuss issues raised in FAF's review of Statement No. 131, Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information, with stakeholders and the SEC to determine whether further review of the standard is warranted.
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FASB/IASB Continue Insurance Contracts Reporting Project

The IASB continues its work with the FASB to develop an accounting standard for insurance contracts reporting that would improve on current US GAAP and coincide with IFRS.
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FASB Clarifies Scope of Balance Sheet Offsetting Disclosures

On January 31, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU No. 2013-01, "Balance Sheet: Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities," which narrows the scope of ASU No. 2011-11, Balance Sheet: Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities," issued in December 2011.
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FAF Takes a Look Back at Standards for Segment Disclosures

FAF, the private-sector organization charged with oversight of accounting standards set by FASB, recently took a look back at the effectiveness of a standard established to improve the way public companies report information about their business segments.
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FASB Floats Proposal to Close Repo Agreement Loophole

FASB has issued a request for public comment on its proposal to improve financial reporting disclosures on repurchase agreements in order to more properly reflect a company's obligations and risks in some circumstances.
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FASB Issues Proposed Clarification to Fair Value Disclosure Exemption

The FASB has issued for public comment a proposed ASU intended to clarify the scope and applicability of a disclosure exemption that is specific to private companies and nonprofit organizations.
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FASB Focuses on Nonpublic Companies

Private companies and not-for-profit entities can expect to be the focus in many of the deliberations of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2013 as the result of major decisions made in 2012.

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