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What is ASC Topic 605?

What is ASC Topic 605?

ASC 605 requires the following four criteria for revenue recognition: • Persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists. Delivery has occurred or services have been performed. The seller’s price to the buyer is fixed and determinable. Collectibility is reasonably assured.

Is ASC 605 still applicable?

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently amended the rules for revenue recognition in the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) to add ASC 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers. This addition will replace ASC 605: Revenue Recognition as well as most industry specific guidance.

Can you recognize revenue without a signed contract?

Under the guidance in ASC 605, when an entity is able to demonstrate through past arrangements that the revenue is either realized or realizable and earned, an entity can recognize revenue even without the presence of a legally signed contract.

How do you assess collectability?

Collectibility can be assessed based on the customer’s financial capacity and intent to pay. Entities may need to reassess collectibility during the life of the contract if there is a significant change in facts or circumstances.

What is the main difference between ASC 605 and 606?

One of the major differences between ASC 605 and 606 is the capitalization of sales commissions — whereas ASC 605 allowed companies to either expense or capitalize the sales commissions, ASC 606 dictates that they must be capitalized.

How is revenue Recognised?

According to the principle, revenues are recognized when they are realized or realizable, and are earned (usually when goods are transferred or services rendered), no matter when cash is received. In cash accounting – in contrast – revenues are recognized when cash is received no matter when goods or services are sold.

What are the five steps used to determine the proper time to recognize revenue?

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Step 1 Identify the contract(s) with the customer
Step 2 Identify the performance obligations in the contract
Step 3 Determine the transaction price
Step 4 Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations

Are ASC 606 and IFRS 15 the same?

A completed contract under ASC 606 is defined as a contract in which all, or substantially all, the revenue has been recognized. Under IFRS 15, a completed contract is one in which the entity has transferred all goods or services.

When can you recognize revenue?