Tentative Board Decisions

Tentative Board decisions are provided for those interested in following the Board’s deliberations. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 FASB Board Meeting

Codification improvements.

Elimination of Certain Outdated Special Guidance in Subtopic 942-740 for Bad Debt Reserves of Savings and Loans

The Board redeliberated the amendments in the proposed Accounting Standards Update, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 942, Financial ServicesDepository and Lending: Elimination of Certain Guidance for Bad Debt Reserves of Savings and Loans, and made the following decisions:

Guidance Related to the Reserve Method of Accounting

The Board decided to retain the guidance related to the reserve method of accounting for bad debts for income tax purposes.

Comptroller of the Currency’s Banking Circular 202

The Board affirmed its decision to supersede guidance related to Circular 202.
 
Effective Date

The Board affirmed that the amendments will be effective upon issuance of a final Accounting Standards Update.
 
Transition

The Board affirmed that the amendments will not include transition disclosures.
 
Next Steps

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

Codification Improvements 

The Board redeliberated the amendments in the proposed Accounting Standards Update, Codification Improvements, and made the following decisions.
 
Proposed Amendments

The Board discussed the proposed amendments and made the following decisions on specific issues:
  1. Issue 22 (Offsetting Securities Borrowed and Loaned Transactions)—The Board decided to retain the amendment in the final Update and to further clarify the issue’s basis for conclusions.
  2. Issue 27 (Addressing the Measurement of Carrying Value for Other Investments)—The Board decided to remove the amendment from the final Update and directed the staff to perform additional analysis on identifying and measuring impairment for not-for-profit entities.
  3. Issue 30 (Remove Stable Value Common Collective Trust Fund from Example)—The Board decided to retain the amendment in the final Update and remove all the key assumptions in paragraph 962-325-55-17 and to further clarify the issue’s basis for conclusions.
The Board also decided to remove issues 5, 10, and 21 from the final Update. The Board affirmed all other amendments in the proposed Update.
 
Effective Date and Transition Guidance

The Board decided that many of the amendments in the final Update do not require transition guidance and will be effective upon issuance of the final Update. The Board decided that most of the amendments in the final Update will have transition guidance with an effective date of the following:
  1. For public business entities: Annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those annual periods.
  2. For all other entities: Annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020.
The Board decided there are some conforming amendments in the final Update that have been made to recently issued guidance that is not yet effective that will require the application of the transition and effective date guidance related to the original Accounting Standards Update.

Next Steps

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