Many of you are following the progress GASB is making in its re-examination of the reporting model developed largely from GASB 34. We are also keeping a close watch on the changes the board has tentatively decided on, in an effort to be ready for their much-anticipated exposure draft set to be released summer 2020.
At the most recent board meeting in March, GASB started discussing the use of the fund category “Special Resources Fund” to replace the currently used “Special Revenue Fund”. This is a result of the board wanting to get away from words like revenues and expenditures on the face of the governmental fund statements and move to words like inflows and outflows of resources.
We also now know when GASB is expecting governments will begin implementing the results of this upcoming standard.
The final standard is currently slated to be issued in February 2022, so you will have at least a few years to really understand all the changes that will be expected of your CAFR and/or stand alone financial statements.
For more on GASB and their ever-changing re-examination process, read this article on their prolificity.
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