Beyond the GAAP no.64 - February 2013

Two years and eight months elapsed between the publication of the first exposure draft on revenue recognition in June 2010 and the Boards’ final redeliberations on the major themes of the project.

At the end of their February meeting, the FASB and the IASB announced that they had finished their redeliberations on the substantive themes of the November 2011 exposure draft.

Under the current plans, a further three and a half years will elapse between the publication of the final standard, which is still scheduled for the second quarter of 2013, and its mandatory effective date, which the two Boards have set at 1 January 2017. Nobody could have imagined at the outset that this would be such a long-term project… but surely the most important thing is that we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel?

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