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Extraordinary Items
(APB Opinion No. 30)

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APB Opinion No. 30

Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 30
        a.  Reporting the Results of Operations
             -- Reporting the Effects of Disposal of Segment of a Business,
             and Extraordinary, Unusual and Infrequently Occurring Events and Transactions
        b.  Issued in June 1973

 Accounting for the Disposal of a Segment of a Business
(APB Opinion No. 30, Para. 13-18)
           --> deleted by SFAS No. 144, August 2001

Extraordinary Items
           are events and transactions that are distinguished
           (a)  by their unusual nature
           (b)  by the infrequency of their occurrence.
 Unusual Nature
           --> high degree of abnormality
           --> clearly unrelated (or only incidentally related)
           --> to the ordinary and typical activities of the enterprise

 Infrequency of Occurrence
           --> not reasonably expected to recur
           --> in the foreseeable future

 Examples of gains and losses NOT reported as extraordinary items
           a.  Write-down or write off of
                --> receivables, inventories, equipment leased to others, or intangible assets
           b.  Gains or losses from
                --> exchange or translation of foreign currencies
           c.  Gains or losses on
                --> disposal of a component of an entity
           b.  Gains or losses from
                --> sale or abandonment of property, plant, or equipment
                      used in the business
           b.  Effects of
                --> a strike

           b.  Adjustment of accruals
                --> on long-term contracts

 Income Statement Presentation
           --> extraordinary items should be reported separately on the income statement
                 (as prescribed APB Opinion No. 9)

 Income Taxes applicable to extraordinary items
           --> should be disclosed on the face of the income statement;
           --> alternatively, disclosure in the related notes is acceptable.

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