Per the textbook, no official FASB guidance exists on the assignment of income effects on non-controlling interest in the consolidation process, when either the parent transfers a depreciable asset to the subsidiary or vice versa. Suggest one (1) method of accounting for the income effects on the non-controlling interest that you consider most appropriate. Provide a rationale for your response
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Equiy method is the most appropriate.The accounting for noncontrolling interests is based on the economic entity concept of consolidated financial statements. Under the economic entity concept, all residual economic interest holders in an entity have an equity interest in the consolidated entity, even if the residual interest is relative to only a portion of the entity (that is, a residual interest in a subsidiary). Therefore, a noncontrolling interest is required to be displayed in the consolidated statement of financial position as a separate component of equity. Likewise, the consolidated net income or loss and comprehensive income or loss attributable to both controlling and noncontrolling interests is separately presented on the consolidated statement of comprehensive income.
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Jul 28th, 2015
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