Chapter 1 - Solution Manual

States that revenue and gains are realized when

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, states that revenue and gains are realized when products (goods or services), merchandise, or other assets are exchanged for cash or claims to cash. That paragraph states that revenue and gains are realizable when related assets received or held are readily convertible to known amounts of cash or claims to cash. b. Being earned. Paragraph 83(b) of FASB Concepts Statement No. 5, Recognition and Measurement in Financial Statements of Business Enterprises , states that revenue is not recognized until earned. That paragraph states that an entity's revenue-earning activities involve delivering or producing goods, rendering services, or other activities that constitute its ongoing major or central operations, and revenues are considered to have been earned when the entity has substantially accomplished what it must do to be entitled to the benefits represented by the revenues. That paragraph states that gains commonly result from transactions and other events that involve no earning process, and for recognizing gains, being earned is generally less significant than being realized or realizable. 25-2 See paragraphs 605-10-25-3 through 25-4 for the limited circumstances in which revenue and gains may be recognized using the installment or cost-recovery methods. > Installment and Cost Recovery Methods of Revenue Recognition 25-3 Revenue should ordinarily be accounted for at the time a transaction is completed, with appropriate provision for uncollectible accounts. Paragraph 605-10-25-1(a) states that revenue and gains generally are not recognized until being realized or realizable and until earned. Accordingly, unless the circumstances are such that the collection of the sale price is not reasonably assured, the installment method of recognizing revenue is not acceptable. 25-4 There may be exceptional cases where receivables are collectible over an extended period of time and, because of the terms of the transactions or other conditions, there is no reasonable basis for estimating the degree of collectibility. When such circumstances exist, and as long as they exist, either the installment method or the cost recovery method of accounting may be used. As defined in paragraph 360-20-55-7 through 55-9, the installment method apportions collections received between cost recovered and profit. The apportionment is in the same ratio as total cost and total profit bear to the sales value. Under the cost recovery method, equal amounts of revenue and expense are recognized as collections are made until all costs have been recovered, postponing any recognition of profit until that time.) 25-5 In the absence of the circumstances referred to in this Subtopic or other guidance, such as that in Sections 360-20-40 and 360-20-55, the installment method is not acceptable.
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  • Spring '13
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  • Accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards, legal entity, Financial Accounting Standards Board, VIE

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