Emerging Issues Task Force

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Emerging Issues Task Force

A standing committee formed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board with a directive to investigate and make recommendations on issues in accounting as they arise. It seeks to establish uniform practices on new issues before divergent practices become widely accepted for different regions and/or firms. To this end, the EITF holds public meetings from time to time to discuss new issues and to receive input on the recommendations it ought to make. It consists of accountants from the larger accounting firms and the chief accountant at the SEC.
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At present there are not many Taekwondo clubs in the area, but hosting the EITF Championships will give the sport so much exposure.
With regard to reporting loans to participants in defined benefit plans, the EITF clarified a problem in the literature by advising entities to account for them at amortized cost (EITF Update 2010-25).
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Exhibit 1 lists in chronological order the major FASB and EITF pronouncements addressing consolidations and SPEs.
EITF 00-19 is very complex because it incorporates the guidance of existing pronouncements while being continually subject to revision by new pronouncements and interpretations.
In another action, the FASB last month ratified the tentative conclusions reached by the Emerging Issues Task Force in three EITF draft abstracts.
If the company does not have sufficient available authorized shares, it may trigger accounting under EITF 00-19: Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to, and Potentially Settled in, a Company's Own Stock.
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