Proposed Updates to 2020 U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy – 1) Equity Securities and 2) Disclosure Update and Simplification
Aug. 14, 2019
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has published the following Proposed Accounting Standards Updates for public comment:
1) Investments—Equity Securities (Topic 321), Investments—Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Clarifying the Interactions between Topic 321, Topic 323, and Topic 815 and the related release notes. The proposed taxonomy improvements include adding an element to indicate whether an accounting standards update was early adopted. The public comment period will end on August 30, 2019.
2) Codification Updates to SEC Sections: Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Final Rule Releases No. 33-10532, Disclosure Update and Simplification, and Nos. 33-10231 and 33-10442, Investment Company Reporting Modernization, and Miscellaneous Updates and the related release notes. The proposed taxonomy improvements include adding an element to indicate inclusion or exclusion of a legal entity in the financial statements. The public comment period will end on August 28, 2019.
These are part of the proposed taxonomy updates to the U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy released throughout the year as updates to the FASB Accounting Standards occur. After the comment period for each proposed update, the updates are included in the Development Taxonomy for a future annual update as determined by the compliance date for the relevant accounting standard update. The annual U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy, published in the last quarter of each calendar year, is a compilation of taxonomy updates released during the year. While each proposed update has a comment period, the annual GAAP Taxonomy has no public comment period for Accounting Standard Update changes.
Comments on these proposed taxonomy updates and the related support materials should be submitted directly to the FASB. The SEC staff encourages filers, investors, analysts, software service providers, and other interested parties to participate in this public review to continue to improve the process for creating and using XBRL structured financial statements.
Only annual compilations of the U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy that are specified on the Commission’s website may be used in SEC XBRL submissions. The availability for public comment of the proposed U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy update does not indicate Commission approval of any potential regulatory changes related to the EDGAR Filer Manual. Please refer to the SEC’s EDGAR webpage at http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs for updated information on when the Commission approves changes, if any, related to the EDGAR Filer Manual.