Revenue Recognition

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The staff noted that the Board had previously tentatively concluded that the fair value of an entity's performance obligations should be measured at the 'legal layoff amount'. In considering this the Board noted that different prices exist and requested the staff to consider why these prices arise.

The staff noted that the price differences arose from different bundles of goods and services. The staff recommended that the 'legal layoff amount' should be measured at the minimum amount the entity would incur to settle the specific bundle of goods and services including internal costs such as arranging delivery or insurance. Certain Board members continued to express concern as to this approach. It was noted that discussion on this topic would continue.

The Board agreed that estimates used in revenue recognition should be subject to the same reliability threshold as used for other estimates in financial reporting.

The Board discussed various examples with differing ways of determining the fair value of the performance obligation to determine what factors they would accept as evidence of fair value.

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