Lease Accounting Changes: FAQ

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New Lease Accounting Standards

What are the new lease accounting standards?

They are FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16. In 2016 the FASB and IASB released ASC Topic 842 and IFRS 16. Simply put, these rules require all leases to be recorded as liabilities on the balance sheets. Click here to read our detailed summary of the new lease accounting standards.

What challenges are companies facing?

The challenges include gathering lease information, creating a central repository for all lease data, and determining what contracts contain embedded leases just to name a few. Download this free ebook to transition to the new lease accounting standards.

How will our current policies be affected by the lease accounting changes?

First of all, most companies do not have a structured policy on leases. You will need to create one for the FASB ASC 842 and IFRS 16 updates. Click here for a free step-by-step guide to seamlessly transition to the new lease accounting standards under FASB 842 and IFRS 16.

What departments are involved in the new lease accounting compliance process?

This is going to affect your accounting, legal, purchasing, real estate, IT, financial reporting, FP&A, and treasury departments. Here is a guide on how to comply with the new lease accounting standards.

Need a bit of help with the lease accounting changes?

LeaseQuery provides lease accounting software to help companies easily comply with the new lease accounting rules. Our lease accounting software handles all types of leases: real estate and equipment, capital and operating leases, lessee and lessor.

How does LeaseQuery offer the best lease accounting software?

We are accountants just like you. Unlike other lease accounting software vendors, we aren’t former real estate professionals trying to learn accounting on your dime. LeaseQuery is staffed by accountants with diverse backgrounds who not only created our lease accounting solution but also help companies like yours during the transition. We are the absolute best at what we do. Sign up for a demo today and let us prove it.

Who is affected by the lease accounting changes?

The new standards apply to public and private companies that have to issue GAAP financial statements. They do not apply to private companies that don’t issue GAAP financial statements. So mom-and-pop businesses will not be affected by the new lease accounting regulations.

Further details on how the lease account changes will affect your bottom line can be read here.

Is there a guide for the lease accounting changes?

Yes, see the link here: Transition Guide to the New Lease Accounting Standards under ASC 842 and IFRS 16

Otherwise, if you are interested in an ‘easy button’ for the new lease accounting standardsschedule a demo with the accountants at LeaseQuery, contact us at info@leasequery.com, or call 1-800-880-7270.

Do I have a capital lease or an operating lease?

Often it is quite confusing to determine if your lease is a capital lease or an operating lease. That’s why we developed our free tool, the capital vs. operating lease test. The capital lease vs. operating lease test is a quick (less than 5 minutes) review of your lease’s details, and at the conclusion, you get an emailed result with the nature of your lease! That’s it. Quick, painless results that simplify a complicated accounting process.

How do I calculate present value?

Sometimes, the present value of a lease or rental agreement isn’t clear. We get lots of questions about how to calculate present value, so we decided to create an easy-to-use calculator that you can download as an MS Excel file. We offer these services in our lease accounting software, so you don’t even need to use Excel. See why we insist that LeaseQuery makes the process of lease accounting as simple as the click of a button.

Use this free tool to calculate the present value of your minimum lease payments. You can use this to determine the exact liability that will be recorded on your lease under the new lease accounting rules.

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