As part of its simplification initiative, the FASB has issued two proposed Accounting Standards Updates intended to simplify the measurement of inventory and eliminate the requirements for extraordinary items.
Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory would eliminate existing requirements to consider the replacement cost of inventory and the net realizable value of inventory less an approximately normal profit margin.
Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20): Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items would, as its title states, remove the concept of extraordinary items from GAAP. The FASB believes that eliminating the concept would save time and reduce costs for preparers who would not assess whether a particular event or transaction event is extraordinary.
Comments on these proposed updates are due by Sept. 30, 2014. For more information, click here.
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