ABNORMAL GAIN see NORMAL LOSS.
FRS 11 sets out the principles and methodology for accounting for impairments of fixed assets and goodwill. It replaces the previous approach whereby diminutions in value were recognized only if they were regarded as permanent. Instead, the carrying amount of an asset is compared with its recoverable amount and, if the carrying amount is higher, the asset is written down.
GASB stands for Government Accounting Standards Board. The GASB is a nonprofit organization responsible for establishing and improving accounting and financial reporting standards for governmental units.
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