When modifying or restructuring outstanding debt arrangements, entities should evaluate all facts and circumstances to ensure the debt modification is appropriately accounted for in accordance with Subtopic 470-50, “Debt – Modifications and Extinguishments,” or Subtopic 470-60, “Debt – Troubled Debt Restructurings by Debtors,” of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification. To help entities navigate this guidance, the FASB recently released a Staff Educational Paper, Topic 470 (Debt): Borrower’s Accounting for Debt Modifications, which provides an overview of the accounting guidance for, and includes examples of, common debt modifications and exchanges.

This article was written by RSM US LLP and originally appeared on 2020-11-01.
2022 RSM US LLP. All rights reserved.

RSM US Alliance provides its members with access to resources of RSM US LLP. RSM US Alliance member firms are separate and independent businesses and legal entities that are responsible for their own acts and omissions, and each are separate and independent from RSM US LLP. RSM US LLP is the U.S. member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms. Members of RSM US Alliance have access to RSM International resources through RSM US LLP but are not member firms of RSM International. Visit rsmus.com/aboutus for more information regarding RSM US LLP and RSM International. The RSM(tm) brandmark is used under license by RSM US LLP. RSM US Alliance products and services are proprietary to RSM US LLP.

At Keegan Linscott & Associates, our people are our greatest asset. We embody a commitment to our people in our culture of openness, cooperation, teamwork and community service. Keegan Linscott provides exceptional training, coaching, a positive work/life balance and opportunities for personal and professional development. Keegan Linscott’s dedicated team of multi-faceted professionals stand ready to provide the highest quality of audit, tax and consulting services to our valued clients and community. We are leaders in our practice areas and are uniquely qualified to provide innovative and practical solutions.

As a group of practitioners working together, the professionals at Keegan Linscott are able to specialize in specific areas of accounting, audit, taxation, and consulting – a key advantage which allows us to offer a higher standard of service quality.

For more information on how Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC can assist you, please call (520) 884-0176.