At it’s teleconference meeting on April 14th GASB voted to delay standards by one year due to COVID 19. On April 15th, what has historically been tax day but due to COVID19 has lost that honor, the exposure draft was issued. Comments are due by the end of April to help GASB have a quick turnaround time for issuing a final standard (especially for those upcoming May and June year ends!).
This blog addresses two proposed ASUs that will delay effective dates for private companies. Now that private companies have started to implement revenue recognition, we know that it takes more effort for private companies to go through the adoption process. In addition, private companies struggle with the back to back nature of these major changes and have to triage each standard. As a result, the FASB is proposing delaying the CECL, hedging and leases standard for private companies. During this process, the Board also updated its framework for effective dates for private companies. In addition, to the three standards, FASB issued a separate exposure draft delaying the effective date of long-duration contracts for all entities.