Lease Accounting Exposure Draft Faces Criticism

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board issued a revised Exposure Draft on May 16, 2013, recommending significant changes to lease accounting. The stated goal of the proposal is to better meet the needs of financial statement users by improving the transparency of lease accounting and increasing comparability between organizations.

The Exposure Draft proposes a dual approach to the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows from leases. The distinction between capital and operating leases will be eliminated, and replaced with an asset/liabilities approach in which the right to use a specified asset is obtained in …read more

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