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Distinguishing Liabilities From Equity

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Distinguishing Liabilities From Equity (March 2023)

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This Roadmap provides an overview of the guidance in ASC 480-10 as well as insights into and interpretations of how to apply it in practice. ASC 480-10 requires (1) issuers to classify certain types of shares of stock and certain share-settled contracts as liabilities or, in some circumstances, as assets and (2) SEC registrants to classify certain types of redeemable equity instruments as temporary equity.
The 2023 edition of the Roadmap includes updated and expanded guidance on distinguishing between put warrants and net-cash-settled written call options, the application of the deemed liquidation exception in ASC 480-10-S99-3A, determining whether remeasurement is required when the holders of a convertible instrument control the issuer, and other topics.
Also available is the latest edition of On the Radar, a high-level summary of emerging issues and trends related to the accounting and financial reporting topics addressed in the Roadmap.
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.