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Defining Issues is KPMG's ongoing article series providing insights, updates and resources on topics of importance to accounting and financial reporting professionals.

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FASB discusses and responds to COVID-19
FASB votes to affirm and expand its proposal to defer the effective dates of the leases and revenue standards for certain entities as a result of COVID-19.
SEC rules affect financial disclosures of certain registered debt instruments
SEC adopts rule amendments to streamline disclosure and encourage issuers to conduct registered debt offerings.
FASB provides relief to companies for reference rate reform
FASB provides optional guidance for a limited time to ease the potential accounting burden associated with transitioning away from reference rates such as LIBOR that are expected to be discontinued.
FASB issues simplifications to accounting for income taxes
KPMG reports on new guidance that simplifies income tax accounting; changes the accounting for certain transactions.
FASB defers effective dates for long-duration insurance, credit losses, derivatives and leases
KPMG reports on ASUs 2019-09 and 2019-10, which defer the effective dates for several major accounting standards.

Previous Defining Issues articles

FASB affirms decisions on accounting for share-based consideration payable to a customer
KPMG reports on ASU 2019-08 on accounting for share-based consideration payable to a customer.
EITF reaches final consensus on accounting for certain equity method investments
Consensus on accounting for equity method investments, discussion on licensing contract modifications
Effective dates for long-duration insurance, derivatives, CECL and leaes may be delayed
KPMG reports that the FASB tentatively decided to defer the effective dates for several major accounting standards.
Federal banking agencies issue proposed policy statement on the allowances for credit losses
Federal banking agencies have proposed a policy statement on CECL, explaining what they would be looking for.
PCAOB issues new guidance for auditors and audit committees
KPMG reports that the PCAOB issued new guidance for communications with audit committees. The guidance applies when an auditor has identified a violation of the independence rules.
SEC amends the Loan Provision of its auditor independence rules
The SEC’s amendments refocus the analysis on debtor-creditor relationships that pose a threat to auditor independence
SEC proposes to redefine filer definitions
KPMG reports on the SEC’s proposal that would exempt more companies from internal control audits
FASB extends private company alternatives to not-for-profits
ASU 2019-06 changes the accounting for goodwill and certain intangible assets for not-for-profit entities.
SEC proposes changes to disclosures about acquired and disposed businesses
KPMG reports on the SEC’s amendments to improve financial information for business acquisitions and dispositions.
Fanie Mae, Freddie Mac Single Security Initiative
KPMG’s Defining Issues discusses a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac initiative resulting in a single mortgage-backed security, known as the uniform mortgage-backed security or UMBS. Investors will be allowed to exchange certain existing securities for newly issued securities.
FASB provides guidance on recoveries and extension options under credit losses standard
The FASB has proposed targeted transition relief related to the fair value option.
SEC amends Regulation S-K disclosures
The SEC’s amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements to reduce the costs and burdens on public companies, investment advisers and investment companies.
FASB re-proposes changes to income tax disclosures
KPMG reports on the proposed ASU that seeks to simplify and improve the effectiveness income tax disclosures.
FASB updates the definition of collections
ASU 2019-03 expands the US GAAP definition of collections
FASB issues ASU changing lessor accounting
ASU 2019-01 makes targeted changes to lessor accounting and clarifies interim transition disclosure requirements.

 

 

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