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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies: Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies: Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Policies  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent accounting pronouncements

The Company continually assesses any new accounting pronouncements to determine their applicability to the Company. Where it is determined that a new accounting pronouncement affects our financial reporting, we undertake a study to determine the consequence of the change to its financial statements and assures that there are proper controls in place to ascertain that our financials properly reflect the change.

 

In June 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2018-07 Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies the accounting for share-based payments granted to nonemployees for goods and services. Under the ASU, most of the guidance on such payments to nonemployees would be aligned with the requirements for share-based payments granted to employees. The amendments in ASU 2018-07 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods therein. We are evaluating the impact adopting this guidance will have on our financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-04 Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment (“ASU 2017-04”). This guidance removes Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test, which requires a hypothetical purchase price allocation. Under the amended guidance, a goodwill impairment charge will now be recognized for the amount by which the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. This guidance is effective for interim and annual period beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted for any impairment tests performed after January 1, 2017.  We are evaluating the impact adopting this guidance will have on our financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-01 Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business (“ASU 2017-01”), which clarifies the definition of a business and assists entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. Under this guidance, when substantially all the fair value of gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single asset (or group of similar assets), the assets acquired would not represent a business. In addition, to be considered a business, an acquisition would have to include at a minimum an input and a substantive process that together significantly contribute to the ability to create an output. The amended guidance also narrows the definition of outputs by more closely aligning it with how outputs are described in FASB guidance for revenue recognition. This guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. We are evaluating the impact adopting this guidance will have on our financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) ("ASU 2016-02"), which amends the existing accounting standards for lease accounting, including requiring lessees to recognize most leases with lease terms of greater than twelve months on their balance sheets. ASU 2016-02 will be effective for us beginning January 1, 2019. ASU 2016-02 requires a modified retrospective transition approach for all leases existing at, or entered into after, the date of initial application, with an option to use certain transition relief. We are evaluating the impact adopting this guidance will have on our financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), (“ASU 2014-09”). ASU 2014-09 requires entities to recognize revenue that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. We adopted ASU 2014-09 on January 1, 2018 using a modified retrospective method.  As of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 the adoption of ASU 2014-09 did not have a material impact on our balance sheet, operations, stockholders' deficit or our statement of cash flows. The comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods.