FASB Amends SEC Paragraphs related to Revenue Recognition and Leases Standards for Public Business Entities

October 2017

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-13.This ASU adds, amends, and supersedes SEC paragraphs of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) related to the adoption and transition provisions of ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts with Customers, and ASU 2016-02, Leases,for public business entities. The ASU is titled ASU No. 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Leases (Topic 840), and Leases (Topic 842): Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to the Staff Announcement at the July 20, 2017 EITF Meeting and Rescission of Prior SEC Staff Announcements and Observer Comments.

ASU 2017-13 essentially delays the effective date of the revenue recognition and leases standards for a subset of public entities. A public business entity that otherwise would not meet the definition of a public business entity except for a requirement to include or the inclusion of its financial statements or financial information in another entity’s filing with the SEC would be permitted to adopt (1) ASC Topic 606 for annual reporting periods beginning after 15 December 2018, and interim reporting periods within annual reporting periods beginning after 15 December 2019, and (2) ASC Topic 842, Leases for fiscal years beginning after 15 December 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after 15 December 2020. Such an entity would also be permitted to adopt ASC Topic 606 and ASC Topic 842 according to the public business entity effective dates.

ASU 2017-13 is available on this link.

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