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A Roadmap to the Issuer’s Accounting for Convertible Debt (April 2020)

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This Roadmap provides an overview of the requirements in ASC 470-20 related to convertible debt and our insights into and interpretations of how to apply them in practice. Determining the appropriate accounting for convertible debt instruments can often be time-consuming and complex and frequently requires the involvement of technical accounting specialists.
This Roadmap is intended to help an issuer navigate the guidance, organize its analysis, and arrive at appropriate accounting conclusions.
This Roadmap replaces the Deloitte Q&As that were contained in ASC 470. To find the text in the Roadmap that corresponds to a former Q&A, select the “Convertible Debt” tab at the bottom of the Q&A to Roadmap Quick Reference Guide and search for the Q&A’s number or title.
Be sure to check out other titles in Deloitte’s Roadmap series, our comprehensive, easy-to-understand collection of accounting guides on selected topics of broad interest to the financial reporting community.