Are you ready for the new lease accounting rules?
Abstract: After a COVID-related delay, the new accounting standard for leases takes effect for all organizations (including nonprofits) that haven’t yet adopted it for 2022. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), applies to all entities that lease assets such as real estate, vehicles and equipment. The new rules are codified in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842. This article provides an overview of what nonprofit lessees need to know, while a short sidebar covers the ramifications if the organization is the lessor.