The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued a new accounting standards update that aims to clarify the kinds of transactions that are subject to disclosures about offsetting.

Accounting Standards Update, “Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities,” clarifies that ordinary trade receivables and receivables are not in the scope of Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-11, “Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities.” Specifically, Update 2011-11 applies only to derivatives, repurchase agreements and reverse purchase agreements, along with securities borrowing and securities lending transactions that are either offset in accordance with specific criteria contained in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification or subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement.

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