Technical Corrections and Improvements
Last updated on August 8, 2014. Please refer to the Current Technical Plan for information about the expected release dates of exposure documents and final standards.
(Updated sections are indicated with an asterisk *)
Due Process Documents
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued the following Accounting Standards Update under the Technical Corrections and Improvements Project:
- Technical Corrections and Improvements Related to Glossary Terms, issued March 2014—Download the Accounting Standards Update 2014-06
- Technical Corrections and Improvements, issued October 2012—Download the Accounting Standards Update 2012-04
Decisions Reached at the Last Meeting
See meeting minutes below.
The staff received permission to draft a proposed Accounting Standard Update for vote by written ballot.
*Board/Other Public Meeting Dates
The Board meeting minutes are provided for the information and convenience of constituents who want to follow the Board’s deliberations. All of the conclusions reported are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings. Decisions become final only after a formal written ballot to issue a final standard.
|*July 30, 2014||Board Meeting—Initial deliberations for the next round of technical corrections and improvements|
|November 13, 2013||Board Meeting—Comment Letter Feedback and Redeliberations|
|November 14, 2012||Board Meeting—Scope and Master Glossary Amendment Deliberations|
Constituents have generated feedback regarding minor corrections and clarifications using the Codification Research System’s feedback mechanism since the Codification’s establishment in September 2009. The Codification’s Notice to Constituents describes the procedure for feedback submissions, which includes the staff analyzing and processing the submissions and including any changes in an Accounting Standards Update.
On November 10, 2010, the acting FASB chairman added a standing project to the FASB’s agenda to address feedback received from stakeholders on the Codification. The FASB staff will review feedback, aggregate items that meet the scope of the project with other submissions, and discuss recommended Codification amendments with the FASB at one or more public meetings. The FASB will periodically issue a proposed Accounting Standards Update to seek public comment on any proposed amendments. The Board decided to limit the types of issues that it will consider through this project to minor changes to clarify the Codification or correct unintended consequences that are not expected to have a significant effect on current accounting practice or create a significant administrative cost to most entities.
This perpetual project will facilitate Codification updates for technical corrections and clarifications and eliminate the need for periodic agenda requests. The staff expects constituents to continuously utilize the Codification Research System’s feedback mechanism to provide feedback suggestions. As feedback is received, the staff will assess the merit of each submission. Useful feedback within the scope of this project will be included in a proposed Accounting Standard Update for the Board and discussed in a public meeting.