As discussed above, the classification of share-based sales incentives is subject to the guidance in ASC 718. Therefore, an entity applies ASC 718-10-25-6 through 25-19A to determine whether an award is classified as equity or a liability. As in the case of other nonemployee awards, if (1) the award is subsequently modified when vested and (2) the grantee is no longer a customer, the award becomes subject to other U.S. GAAP (e.g., ASC 480, ASC 815) unless the modification is made in conjunction with an equity restructuring that meets certain conditions.3
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