This podcast, originally recorded in March 2019, states an outdated effective date. In May 2020, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) postponed the effective date. GASB 87 is now effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2021.
During this podcast on lessee accounting under Statement No. 87 from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Baker Tilly shares a lease accounting overview and bus lease example from the lessee’s perspective.
Public sector organizations, state and local governments and community-owned utilities must learn how GASB 87 will affect their lease contracts. Now is the right time to gain this understanding as the standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2021.
The impact of GASB 87 will be felt from the lessee’s initiation of the lease through the subsequent recognition and measurement – for both assets and liabilities.
Using the example of a governmental entity involved in a bus lease contract, Baker Tilly public sector specialists will cover these important topics for lessees facing GASB 87 lease reporting changes:
For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly public sector specialists can help, contact our team.