In this section, we provide brief updates from the previous quarter on regulatory developments in auditing and accounting that may impact Japanese companies in the United States. Further discussion of the issues can be found in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice's Defining Issues.
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EITF reaches a consensus-for-exposure on contract liabilities in business combinations
Defining Issues 18-22 reports that EITF reached consensuses-for-exposure on contract liabilities in business combinations and development costs of episodic TV series.
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SEC provides regulatory relief for hurricane victims
Defining Issues 18-21 reports on the SEC's recent orders and interim final temporary rule that extend filing deadlines for companies affected by Hurricane Florence and Michael. The revised deadline is October 29, 2018 for any filing due on or after September 14, 2018.
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The FASB amends fair value disclosure requirements
Defining Issues 18-20 reports on the FASB's amended fair value disclosures in ASU 2018-13. These changes aim to improve the overall usefulness of disclosures to financial statement users and reduce unnecessary costs to companies when preparing the disclosures.
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FASB issues ASU on accounting for implementation costs of cloud computing arrangements
Defining Issues 18-19 reports on the FASB's new ASU on customers’ accounting for implementation costs in cloud computing arrangements (CCAs) based on a consensus of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). Under the new guidance, implementation costs incurred by customers in CCAs are deferred if they would be capitalized by customers in software licensing arrangements under the internal-use software guidance.
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FASB amends defined benefit plan disclosures
Defining Issues 18-18 reports on ASU 2018-14 and examines amendments to disclosures for defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit (OPEB) plans. The amendments aim to improve the overall usefulness of disclosures to financial statement users and reduce unnecessary costs to companies when preparing the disclosures.
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SEC simplifies and updates disclosure requirements
Defining Issues 18-17 reports that the SEC has adopted a rule to update and simplify certain disclosure requirements for the benefit of investors and issuers. The rule amends Regulations S-X, S-K, M-A, and AB as well as the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Investment Company Act.
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ASU 2018-12 changes how insurance entities recognize, measure, present and disclose long-duration contracts
Defining Issues 18-16 reports on ASU 2018-12, which changes how insurance entities recognize, measure, present and disclose long-duration contracts. Insurance entities should begin analyzing the implications of the standard throughout their organization.
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SEC proposes changes to disclosures in certain registered debt offerings
Defining Issues 18-15 reports that the SEC has proposed amendments to financial disclosures for guarantors and issuers of guaranteed securities and affiliates whose securities collateralize issuers’ securities.
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