Financial Accounting Blog

Sunday, April 11, 2004

FASB website FASB Issues Accounting Standard to Improve Disclosures about Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans.
"The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued FASB Statement No. 132 (revised 2003), Employers’ Disclosures about Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits, that improves financial statement disclosures for defined benefit plans. The project was initiated by the FASB earlier this year in response to concerns raised by investors and other users of financial statements about the need for greater transparency of pension information. The change replaces existing FASB disclosure requirements for pensions."