Media Advisory 09/30/15
FASB PROPOSES NARROW-SCOPE IMPROVEMENTS TO
NEW REVENUE RECOGNITION STANDARD
Norwalk, CT, September 30, 2015—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to improve the guidance on collectibility, noncash consideration, and completed contracts at transition in the new revenue recognition standard. Additionally, the amendments in the proposed ASU would provide a practical expedient for contract modifications at transition and an accounting policy election related to the presentation of sales taxes and other similar taxes collected from customers.
Stakeholders are encouraged to review and provide comment on the proposed Accounting Standards Update, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, by November 16, 2015.
The proposed ASU is available for review at www.fasb.org.
About the Financial Accounting Standards Board
Established in 1973, the FASB is the independent, private-sector, not-for-profit organization based in Norwalk, Connecticut, that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The FASB is recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission as the designated accounting standard setter for public companies. FASB standards are recognized as authoritative by many other organizations, including state Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The FASB develops and issues financial accounting standards through a transparent and inclusive process intended to promote financial reporting that provides useful information to investors and others who use financial reports. The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) supports and oversees the FASB. For more information, visit www.fasb.org.