Lease Accounting & CCRCs: New TQA
The AICPA has issued a Technical Q&A (TQA) titled Accounting for Lease Components in Type A Life Care Contracts by Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Issued August 2020, the TQA addresses common questions in the healthcare arena related to the application of lease accounting (Topic 842) for Type A Life Care Contracts. The TQA provides CCRCs with common considerations to determine whether there is a lease and if so, what the appropriate accounting would be. This has been a hot topic for the CCRC industry and many will be grateful to have some guidelines for accounting purposes which should reduce diversity in practice.
FASB Delays Leases & Revenue Recognition
FASB voted to delay both revenue recognition and leases for private entities at their May 20th meeting. The original proposal was for a delay for private company franchisors to receive a one year delay of revenue recognition. But the Board added all private entities that have not yet issued financials. In addition, both “public” and private nonprofits as well as all private entities receive an extra year (in addition to ASU 2019-10) for leases. ASU to be issued in June!
GASB Delays Nine Standards
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!).