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Unformatted text preview: ernment has a separately elected governing body, is legally separate, and is
financially independent. A component unit, however, is not financially independent of
the primary government. Additionally, an entity is considered a component unit if the
primary government appoints a majority of the voting members of the entity’s board or if
the primary government can impose its will on the entity. As a result of its relationship
with the primary government, the component unit is reported as a part of the primary
government. 9-6. A discrete presentation results in reporting the financial information of component units
in separate columns (or combined into one separate column) of the financial statements,
such as shown in Illustrations A1-1 and A1-2. A blended presentation means that the
financial information of the component units is reported in the Governmental Activities 9-2 Chapter 09 - Financial Reporting of State and Local Governments Ch. 9, Answers, 9-6 (Cont’d) or Business-type Activities columns of the government-wide financial statements along
with that of the primary government. Blended component un...
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