TRG discusses implementation of new revenue standard

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22 Jul 2014

At its July 18, 2014, inaugural meeting, the joint revenue transition resource group (TRG) and FASB and IASB board members discussed potential issues related to implementing the boards’ new revenue standard.

The purpose of the TRG is not to issue guidance but instead to seek feedback on potential issues related to implementing ASC 606 and IFRS 15. By analyzing and discussing potential implementation issues, the TRG will help the boards determine whether they need to take additional action, such as providing clarification or issuing other guidance. The TRG comprises financial statement preparers, auditors, and users from “a wide spectrum of industries, geographical locations, and public and private organizations.”

Topics discussed at the meeting included:

  • Determining whether an entity offering internet-related intangible goods and service arrangements is a principal or an agent.
  • Determining whether certain amounts billed to customers should be presented as revenue or a reduction of costs.
  • Sales-based and usage-based royalties in contracts with licenses and goods or services other than licenses.
  • Inclusion of renewal periods for impairment testing of capitalized contract costs.

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