GASB has issued an exposure draft to update the Conceptual Framework for Note Disclosures. The exposure draft describes the types of information that should be disclosed in notes and the types of information that are not appropriate. The proposal introduces the concept of what is “essential” to users and updates the purpose of note disclosures.

“Communication Methods in General Purpose External Financial Reports That Contain Basic Financial Statements: Notes to Financial Statements — an amendment of GASB Concepts Statement No. 3”:

Comments are due April 17 and should be addressed to the Director of Research and Technical Activities, Project No. 3-34, and emailed to

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