On August 14, 2015, TEI submitted comments to the FASB concerning proposed improvements to the employee share-based payment accounting rules—Topic 718. TEI’s comments focus on the FASB’s proposal to account for excess tax benefits and excess tax deficiencies arising from employee stock compensation directly in earnings (the Earnings Approach). The Institute strongly recommended that the FASB not adopt the proposed Earnings Approach, but instead make simplifying adjustments to the existing APIC accounting rules.
TEI's comments were prepared by TEI’s Financial Reporting Committee, whose chair is Eric Johnson. Patrick Evans, TEI’s Chief Tax Counsel, coordinated preparation of the comments.