Media Advisory 01/24/18

FASB Proposes Taxonomy Improvements and Implementation Guidance Related to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Norwalk, CT, January 24, 2018—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) staff today issued proposed GAAP Taxonomy improvements and implementation guidance for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for reporting requirements included in:
  • Proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU)—Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
  • SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118—Income Tax Accounting Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (SAB 118). 
The Release Notes include the following:
  • Questions for Respondents
  • Proposed Taxonomy Elements for the 2019 U.S. GAAP Taxonomy
  • Illustrative Examples tagging disclosures for both the proposed ASU and SAB 118.
These documents are in addition to the initial Staff Q&A document issued by the FASB staff on January 22, 2018, regarding implementation issues related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which can be found on the FASB webpage addressing accounting issues related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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