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What Is ASC 842 Effective Date?

What is ASC 842 Effective Date?

ASC 842 replaced ASC 840 after December 15, 2018 for fiscal years and interim periods within those fiscal years for public companies and will go in effect for private companies after December 15, 2019 for fiscal years and interim periods within those fiscal years.

Created by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the purpose of the new lease accounting standard is to require organizations that lease assets to disclose the assets and liabilities of their leases on the balance sheet whereas the former lease accounting standard (ASC 840) reported operating leases as expenses with some disclosure in the footnotes of financial statements.

ASC 842 still classifies leases into two groups: operating leases and finance (capital) leases and leases lasting more than 12 months must be reported on the balance sheet.  However, the ASC 842 standard also requires qualitative and quantitative disclosures on timing, amount and unpredictable cash flows that arise from leases.

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Matt Waters, CPA

Lease Accounting Subject Matter Expert with over 15 years of Management Experience in Accounting and Finance