Statements of Position

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This Statement of Position (SOP) rescinds the second sentences of paragraphs 10, 37, 41, and 57 of SOP 97-2, Software Revenue Recognition, which limited what is considered vendor-specific objective evidence of the fair value of the various elements in a multiple-element arrangement. This SOP also amends certain examples in SOP 97-2 for the rescission of these sentences, and it adds one example. All other provisions of SOP 97-2 remain in effect. This SOP is effective for transactions entered into in fiscal years beginning after December 1 5, 1998.

Publication Date

1998

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Book

Keywords

Computer software industry -- Licenses -- Accounting -- Standards -- United States; Fair value -- Accounting -- Standards -- United States

Disciplines

Accounting | Taxation

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Originally published by: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Copyright and permission to reprint held by: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Proposed Statement of Position : Modification of the limitations on evidence of fair value in software arrangements : (a proposed amendment to SOP 97-2, Software revenue recognition) ;Modification of the limitations on evidence of fair value in software arrangements : (a proposed amendment to SOP 97-2, Software revenue recognition); Exposure draft (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), 1998, July 31

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