The FASB’s new standard on leases, ASC 842, is already effective for public companies and is replacing today’s leases guidance for other companies in 2021. This guide discusses lessee and lessor accounting under ASC 842. The first four chapters provide an introduction and guidance on determining whether an arrangement is (or contains) a lease and how to classify and account for lease and nonlease components. This guide also discusses the modification, remeasurement, and termination of a lease, sale and leaseback transactions, leveraged lease transactions, as well as other topics. Chapters 9 and 10 address the presentation and disclosure requirements as well as the effective date and transition.
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