By Preston A. Jones, CPA, Business Assurance & Advisory Services Manager
In September 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-07: Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. This ASU aims to increase transparency of contributed nonfinancial assets, commonly known as gifts in kind, through enhancements to presentation and disclosures.
In our article, ‘FASB Changes to Disclosures for Gifts in Kind‘, we provide an overview of the new disclosure requirements. Below is an example of a nonprofit disclosure under the new ASU.
Sample of Nonprofit Disclosure for Gifts in Kind
Contributed Nonfinancial Assets (Gifts in Kind)
For the years ended December 31, contributed nonfinancial assets recognized within the statement of activities included:
The Organization recognized contributed nonfinancial assets within revenue, including a contributed building, vehicles, household goods, food, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, clothing, and services. Unless otherwise noted, contributed nonfinancial assets did not have donor-imposed restrictions.
It is the Organization’s policy to sell all contributed vehicles immediately upon receipt at auction or for salvage unless the vehicle is restricted for use in a specific program by the donor. No vehicles received during the period were restricted for use. All vehicles were sold and valued according to the actual cash proceeds on their disposition.
The contributed building will be used for general and administrative activities. In valuing the contributed building, which is located in Richmond, Virginia, the Organization estimated the fair value on the basis of recent comparable sales prices in Richmond, Virginia’s real estate market.
Contributed food was utilized in the following programs: natural disaster services, domestic community development, and services to community shelters. Contributed household goods were used in domestic community development and services to community shelters. Contributed clothing was used in specific community shelters. Contributed medical supplies were utilized in natural disaster services. In valuing household goods, food, clothing, and medical supplies, the Organization estimated the fair value on the basis of estimates of wholesale values that would be received for selling similar products in the United States.
Contributed pharmaceuticals were restricted by donors to use outside the United States and were utilized in international health services and natural disaster services. In valuing contributed pharmaceuticals otherwise legally permissible for sale in the United States, the Organization used the Federal Upper Limit based on the weighted average of the most recently reported monthly Average Manufacturer Prices (AMP) that approximate wholesale prices in the United States (that is, the principal market). In valuing pharmaceuticals not legally permissible for sale in the United States (and primarily consumed in developing markets), the Organization used third-party sources representing wholesale exit prices in the developing markets in which the products are approved for sale (that is, the principal markets). Contributed services recognized comprise professional services from attorneys advising the Organization on various administrative legal matters.
Contributed services are valued and are reported at the estimated fair value in the financial statements based on current rates for similar legal services.
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