The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has released Concepts Statement No. 3, Communication Methods in General Purpose External Financial Reports that Contain Basic Financial Statements, a paper providing guidelines for presenting financial disclosure information. The methods include recognition in basic financial statements, disclosure notes to financial statements, and presenting supplementary information. GASB said that the definitions and criteria in Statement No. 3 should aid the board or the preparers of financial reports in determining the best methods to use to communicate information. The concept statement can be ordered through GASB's order department at (800) 748-0659, or via its Web site at

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