EMERGING ISSUES TASK FORCE Definition

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EMERGING ISSUES TASK FORCE (EITF) was formed in 1984 in response to the recommendations of the FASBs task force on timely financial reporting guidance and an FASB Invitation to Comment on those recommendations. The mission of the EITF is to assist the FASB in improving financial reporting through the timely identification, discussion, and resolution of financial accounting issues within the framework of existing authoritative literature.

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TOTAL CASH FROM INVESTING shows a firms' cash inflows and outflows related to the purchase and sale of investments. Net investment cash flow equals the total cash inflows less the cash outflows from the section and can be a positive or negative number. There can be many types of investments in the investment cash flows section that affect net investment cash flow.

DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE is the statement, over time, as to the schedule (timing and amounts) of depreciation of any long-term asset. A depreciation schedule is used for any type of depreciation applicable, i.e., either straight line or accelerated depreciation. See DEPRECIATION.

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