Tentative Board Decisions
Tentative Board decisions are provided for those interested in following
the Board’s deliberations. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may
be changed at future Board meetings.May 13, 2015 FASB Board
The Board continued redeliberating the proposals in the May 2013 Exposure Draft,
Leases, specifically discussing the following topics:
Lessor Accounting Model—Collectibility
- Lessor accounting model—collectibility
- Lessor Type A lease modifications
- Impairment of lessor Type A lease assets
- Accounting for the purchase of a leased asset by the lessee during the
Board decided to incorporate collectibility into the lessor accounting model by
requiring the following:
Lessor Type A Lease Modifications
- All leases that do not, in effect, transfer control of the underlying
asset to the lessee and for which collectibility of the lease payments is not
probable should be classified and accounted for as Type B leases.
- All leases that, in effect, transfer control of the underlying asset to
the lessee should be assessed and accounted for in accordance with the
collectibility guidance applicable to all sales of nonfinancial assets in
Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and Topic 610, Other
decided that when a Type A lease is modified and that modification is not
accounted for as a separate, new lease, the lessor should do the following:
Impairment of Lessor Type A Lease Assets
- If the modified lease is classified as a Type A lease, adjust the
discount rate for the modified lease so that the initial net investment in the
modified lease equals the carrying amount of the net investment in the
original lease immediately before the effective date of the modification.
However, if the original lease did not, in effect, transfer control of the
underlying asset to the lessee, but the modified lease does, the lessor should
adjust the discount rate for the modified lease so that the initial net
investment in the modified lease equals the carrying amount of the net
investment in the original lease, net of any deferred selling profit,
immediately before the effective date of the modification.
- If the modified lease is classified as a Type B lease, recognize the
underlying asset at the carrying amount of the net investment in the original
lease immediately before the effective date of the
The Board decided to require a lessor to assess the lessor’s entire net
investment in the lease (that is, both its lease receivable and any unguaranteed
residual asset) for impairment in accordance with Topic 310, Receivables. That
is, the unguaranteed residual asset should not be assessed for impairment in
accordance with Topic 360, Property, Plant, and Equipment.
for the Purchase of a Leased Asset by the Lessee during the Lease
The Board decided that the guidance in paragraph 840-30-35-14
applicable to the purchase of an asset subject to a capital lease by the lessee
during the lease term should be included in the final leases standard and should
be applicable for all leases (that is, both Type A and Type B leases).
Therefore, if a lessee purchases a leased asset during the lease term, any
difference between the purchase price and the carrying amount of the lease
liability should be recorded as an adjustment of the carrying amount of the
asset. No gain or loss should be recognized.
The staff has begun drafting a final leases standard based on the tentative
decisions reached by the Board. Later in the drafting process, the Board will
discuss any additional issues that arise during drafting, the benefits and costs
of the new leases standard, and the effective date.
Subsequent Measurement of Inventory.
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