FASB Turns Up the Heat on Goodwill Impairment Testing

Truman Slate

The Economic Accounting Expectations Board has a short while ago elevated goodwill accounting to the top rated of its agenda, just after political pressure stemming from higher-profile corporation failures in the U.K., notably Carillion’s, pushed the Global Accounting Expectations Board to handle the subject matter.

In the United States, the major goodwill create-offs at Standard Electrical and Kraft Heinz have been political gas for FASB, which was previously thinking of no matter if to revisit the concept of allowing or requiring community businesses to amortize goodwill.

Heading a step additional, past July FASB issued an Invitation to Remark (ITC) that assumed the higher charge of goodwill impairment testing exceeds the reward to investors, and that alter was necessary. The ITC referred to the latest private corporation accounting for goodwill, which will allow amortization in excess of ten many years, all over again and all over again. It would show up

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