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Heads Up — FASB re-leases targeted improvements to ASC 842

Published on: Aug 07, 2018

This Heads Up discusses the FASB’s recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2018-11, "Targeted Improvements to ASC 842, Leases," which provides entities with relief from the costs of implementing certain aspects of the new leasing standard, ASC 842. Specifically, under the amendments in ASU 2018-11, (1) entities may elect not to recast the comparative periods presented when transitioning to ASC 842 and (2) lessors may elect not to separate lease and non-lease components when certain conditions are met.

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