FASB Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Related Lease Concessions

By Chirico Rozsa, CPA on May 1, 2020
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Chirico Rozsa, CPA

Audit Senior Manager | Healthcare


With the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has received several questions from stakeholders about the application of Topics 840 and 842, Leases. Specifically, the inquiries pertain to the accounting and disclosure of new lease concessions in previously executed contracts, as a result of the pandemic. As such, the FASB has issued a Staff Q&A to help stakeholders navigate through the authoritative guidance, which can be found here.  

For those entities that have not yet adopted Topic 842, please refer to our previous blog posting regarding FASB’s potential deferral of the lease standard.

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