SUMMARY OF BOARD DECISIONS
Summary of Board decisions are provided for the information and convenience of constituents who want to follow the Board’s deliberations. All of the conclusions reported are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings. Decisions are included in an Exposure Draft for formal comment only after a formal written ballot. Decisions in an Exposure Draft may be (and often are) changed in redeliberations based on information provided to the Board in comment letters, at public roundtable discussions, and through other communication channels. Decisions become final only after a formal written ballot to issue an Accounting Standards Update.
May 2, 2012 FASB Board MeetingDisclosures about risks and uncertainties and the liquidation basis of accounting.
The Board decided that a limited-life entity should prepare financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting when significant management activities are limited to those necessary to carry out a plan of liquidation other than that which was contemplated in the entity’s governing documents.
The Board also decided that it will revisit the question of whether management should be required to assess whether there is doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern in light of its recent decision not to pursue going-concern-type disclosures in the project about liquidity and interest rate risk disclosures. The Board directed the staff to consider this question in the context of a separate project and to continue with the balloting process for a proposed Accounting Standards Update on the liquidation basis of accounting.
Definition of a nonpublic entity.
The Board decided that a for-profit entity that is a conduit bond obligor for conduit debt securities that are traded in a public market would not be deemed a private company for standard-setting purposes even if the entity otherwise meets the characteristics of a private company as defined in this project.