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Q. What are the main changes that the new rules will introduce? JK: In developing the new standard, the FASB decided that the types of items and transactions currently eligible for hedge accounting would continue to be eligible under the amendments to the next standard. The issues the board considered in this project are expected …

A new accounting standard on share-based payments that creates volatility in effective corporate tax rates may mislead investors who use companies’ financial statements to make decisions, analysts warn. By linking earnings to stock prices, the standard can cause a company’s effective tax rate and other important financial figures to fluctuate. While many businesses today see …