Discount Rate Definition

The discount rate is the interest percentage an entity anticipates receiving throughout an investment, which is the rate used to calculate the present value of a future cash flow. Discount rate can also mean the interest rate the Federal Reserve charges for loans to banks and other financial institutions.

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Summary provided by MaterialAccounting.com: This article discusses the FASB's possible change to the new lease standard, ASC 842.   The Financial Accounting Standards Board is considering a change in its leases standard to address leases that are under the common...

SFFAS 54: FASAB Lease Accounting Explained with a Full Example

Summary provided by MaterialAccounting.com: This article discusses changes under the new FASAB standard, SFFAS 54.  What is SFFAS 54? SFFAS 54 is the new lease accounting standard issued by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB or “the Board”) which...

GASB sets guidelines on notes to financial statements

GASB sets guidelines on notes to financial statements

Summary provided by MaterialAccounting.com: This article highlights the new GASB framework for disclosure requirements for state and local governments.  -- The Governmental Accounting Standards Board released a concepts statement Thursday to provide a conceptual...

Managing the Going Concern Risk in an Uncertain Environment

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