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Accounting for a change in method of accounting for certain postretirement benefits.

Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Accounting for a change in method of accounting for certain postretirement benefits.

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Published by FASB in Stamford, Cn .
Written in English


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SeriesFASB technical bulletin -- no.87-1
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Open LibraryOL14383738M


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Start studying Chapter 20 Accounting for Pension and Postretirement benefits. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Define the term “postretirement benefits.” Explain the accounting problems associated with the recognition of accrued postretirement benefits. List the steps that are followed to determine a company’s reported obligation for postretirement benefits.

Identify the role of the actuary in accounting for postretirement benefits. Pension and other postretirement benefits: accounting similarities and differences. by Smith, Jack L. Abstract- An assessment of the similarities and differences between the Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) No 87, 'Employers' Accounting for Pensions' and SFAS No'Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Othan than Pensions' leads to a better understanding of the.

Postretirement benefits are various types of assistance given by an employer to its retirees. These benefits may be promised through a standard benefits package, or via a union agreement.

Examples of postretirement benefits are: Health insurance Life. This publication highlights some of the important accounting considerations related to the calculations and disclosures entities provide under U.S.

GAAP1 in connection with their defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans. Many of these considerations have been included in prior Financial Reporting Alerts and are summarized below.

In the current year, emerging issues and. Change in accounting principle. When companies elect to change their accounting method for the amortization of gains and losses through net periodic benefit cost, or to change the market-related value of plan assets, such election should be accounted for as a change.

FASB ASC ‐20 describes the accounting to be followed by obligors when all or part of defined benefit pension plans have been settled or curtailed. The chapter provides the disclosure requirements (under both the full disclosure method and the reduced disclosure option for nonpublic entities).

Accounting for postretirement benefits [Longo, Susan C] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Accounting for postretirement benefitsAuthor: Susan C Longo. example, certain postretirement benefits assumed in a business combination should be accounted for under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.

Employers’ Accounting for Postre-tirement Benefits Other Than Pensions (FAS ). Another exception to the fair 4 FAS (R), paragraph B Accounting for Casinos & Gaming Accounting for Inventory Accounting for Managers Accounting Information Systems Accounting Procedures Guidebook Agricultural Accounting Bookkeeping Guidebook Budgeting CFO Guidebook Closing the Books Construction Accounting Cost Accounting Fundamentals Cost Accounting Textbook Credit & Collections Fixed Asset.

Changes in accounting for traditional pensions and other postretirement benefit plans may sharply increase the liabilities and expenses and decrease the equity shown on companies' financial statements and may further increase the risk and cost of these types of plans.

For example, certain postretirement benefits assumed in a business combination should be accounted for under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No.

Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions (FAS ). Another exception to the fair value measurement principle under FAS (R) is for acquired assets that. chapter 20 accounting for pensions and postretirement benefits true-false—conceptual answer no.

description funded. Predecessor literature Employers Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other from ACG at University of Central Florida. Financial Accounting vs. "Other" Accounting. Financial accounting represents just one sector in the field of business accounting.

Another sector, managerial accounting, is so named because it provides financial information to a company's information is generally internal (not distributed outside of the company) and is primarily used by management to make decisions. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has established regulatory accounting and financial reporting requirements for its jurisdictional entities in the electric, natural gas, and oil pipeline industries.

These requirements play a vital role in the Commission’s. Abstract- The Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) final statement on accounting for postretirement benefits other than pensions (OPEB) essentially will be the same as the FASB's exposure draft, with two important changes. Employers will be allowed to reflect expected plan changes in their cost calculations if they meet certain.

and (2) pension benefits versus other postretirement benefits. This section discusses the various plans, distinguishing between them for tax, regulatory, and accounting purposes.

Funding/Management of Plan Assets The funding of postretirement benefits continues. Chapter 20 Accounting for Pensions and Postretirement Benefits_test bank 14e 1.

CHAPTER 20 ACCOUNTING FOR PENSIONS AND POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS IFRS questions are available at the end of this chapter. TRUE-FALSE—Conceptual Answer No. Description F 1. Funded pension plan. T 2. Qualified pension plans. F 3. Decemberthe FASB adopted a statement of financial accounting standards addressing employers' accounting for postretirement benefits other than pensions (SFAS No.

viii Both standards pertain to similar benefits, primarily welfare benefits for retired employees. The long. Accounting for postretirement benefits.

Postretirement medical benefits. // Practical Accountant;Dec99, Vol. 32 Is p Reports on the United States Federal Accounting Standards Board's clearing of the rules for accounting and reporting of postretirement medical benefits under defined benefit pension plans.

Effectivity date of the standard. New rules issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) that change the way states account for the future cost of health and other non-pension benefits for retirees will force states to make some hard choices.

For the first time, state and local governments must treat the costs of health and other non-pension benefits for retirees the same way they treat pension. CHAPTER 20 ACCOUNTING FOR PENSIONS AND POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS IFRS questions are available at the end of this chapter.

TRUE-FALSE —Conceptual Answer No. Description F 1. Funded pension plan. T 2. Qualified pension plans. F 3. Defined benefit plan liability. T 4.

Defined-benefit plans. T 5. Vested benefit obligation. F 6. Accumulated benefit. Because of certain tax rules and regulations, assume that this amount will not be subject to income taxation until Year Six. The $ is referred to as a temporary tax difference. It is reported for both financial accounting and tax purposes but in two different time periods.

to book a regulatory asset, to be amortizedon a pay-as-you-gobasis, to bridge the gap between accounting for postretirement benefits other than pensions. The accounting change affects the SFAS requires the utilities to change to the accrual method of accounting for OPEBs for financial reporting purposes.

SFAS is effective in Norwalk, CT, Novem —The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted today to add a project to its agenda to reconsider guidance in Statement No. 87, Employers’ Accounting for Pensions, and Statement No. Employers’ Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other.

Among the Board’s constituents calling for change were many members of the investment community, the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the User Advisory Council, the SEC staff and others. "Previous standards covering these benefits went a long way toward improving financial reporting.

System and method for computing a financial projection of a prefunding program for other postretirement employee benefits under FASB statement Abstract A computer system, and a method for using the system, for computing financial data, the computer system including a digital computer connected to receive information.

This tenth edition of the Accounting Desk Book has its origins in two sources: First, the passage of time has required the updating and substantive revision of the material from prior editions.

Second, the inclusion of new topics in this edition is necessary because accounting and associated Price: $ The IRS, however, argued that the deduction disallowance resulted in a change in accounting method under Sec.

Consequently, it adjusted upward the payer S corporation's income in an open year. These S corporation adjustments created a corresponding deficiency. postretirement benefits: When a former employee receives compensation (other than wages) to support their income since they are no longer working.

Chapter Accounting for Pensions and Postretirement Benefits 1. The accountant for Marlin Corporation has developed the following information for the company's defined-benefit pension plan for Service cost $1,1, 10% 8% Actual return on plan assets Annual contribution to the plar Amortization of prior service cost Benefits paid to retirees.

In this lesson, you will learn the two types of post-employment benefit plans that employers might set up for their workers. You'll also see the accounting treatment of the two types of retirement. Identify the differences between pensions and postretirement health care benefits.

Recognize differences in accounting for pensions vs. accounting for other postretirement benefits. Identify proposed changed to the IFRS pension accounting standards. The major types of pension plans are defined contribution and defined benefit.

Acquisition-date accounting: Change in buyer’s pre-existing valuation allowance 90 Buyer’s accounting for employee benefits 98 Defined benefit pension and postretirement plans 98 Definition 99 Initial accounting Subsequent accounting iv A GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS COMBINATIONS File Size: 2MB.

Financial Accounting Standards: Employers’ Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans. The American Benefits Council is a public policy organization representing principally Fortune companies and other organizations that assist employers of all sizes in providing benefits to employees.

Collectively, the. postretirement benefits definition. Benefits provided by a company to retirees. Typical examples of potential benefits are pensions, life insurance, and health insurance. (CPA, MBA) has worked as a university accounting instructor, accountant, and consultant for more than 25 years.

He is the sole author of all the materials on. Discusses Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. `Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions'. Question on the recognition of the associated change in the estimated costs already have been matched to.

SFAS establishes accounting standards for employers’ accounting for postretirement benefits other than pensions. Prior to SFASaccounting for postretirement benefits was primarily accounted for on a pay-as-you-go (cash) by:.

In defining the obligation for postretirement benefits, the FASB maintained certain concepts similar to pension accounting, but it also introduced some new and modified terms designed specifically for postretirement benefits. Two of the most important are discussed here.

* Expected postretirement benefit obligation (EPBO).Very briefly, Statement requires "calendar year" corporations reporting under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to use an accrual method of accounting for OPEBs byalthough the FASB has encouraged earlier implementation.

This change in accounting rules will have a significant impact on any company with OPEB by: These benefits principally involve retiree health care benefits, but they also can include life insurance, legal, disability, and other services. GASB undertook the project to change accounting for OPEB in an effort to increase the transparency about the liabilities related to these benefits that are significant for many governments.