Month: July 2017

To the Point – FASB simplifies the accounting for financial instruments with ‘down round’ features

Go to Source Author: The FASB issued final guidance that eliminates today’s requirement to consider “down round” features when determining whether certain equity-linked financial instruments or embedded features are indexed to an entity’s own stock. Entities that present earnings per share pursuant to ASC 260 will recognize the effect of a down round feature in a freestanding equity-classified financial instrument only when it is triggered. The effect of triggering such a feature will be recognized as a dividend and a reduction to income available to common shareholders in basic...

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Technical Line – Financial reporting obligations under SEC Rule 701 for private companies that issue equity compensation

Go to Source Author: As companies remain private longer and continue growing, they often pass the $5 million threshold for the aggregate sales or issuances of securities to employees and other covered persons within a 12-month period, thus triggering the requirement under SEC Rule 701 to provide financial statements and other disclosures to participants in the offering. We are finding that companies may not be aware of the financial reporting obligations under Rule 701 and may not want or be able to provide, even confidentially, the required information to offering participants for competitive reasons. Our Technical Line highlights what private companies need to do to comply with the financial reporting requirements under Rule...

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Technical Line – How the new revenue standard may affect a company’s income tax accounting

Go to Source Author: As companies prepare to adopt the new revenue recognition standard, they must consider the potential income tax accounting implications. Adoption of the standard may create new temporary differences or require the remeasurement of existing ones, and companies may need to revise their processes and data collection tools to capture any new ones. Tax professionals should be actively involved in implementation discussions to make sure all implications are...

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To the Point – FASB simplifies the accounting for financial instruments with ‘down round’ features

Go to Source Author: The FASB issued final guidance that eliminates today’s requirement to consider “down round” features when determining whether certain equity-linked financial instruments or embedded features are indexed to an entity’s own stock. Entities that present earnings per share pursuant to ASC 260 will recognize the effect of a down round feature in a freestanding equity-classified financial instrument only when it is triggered. The effect of triggering such a feature will be recognized as a dividend and a reduction to income available to common shareholders in basic...

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