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JONES LANG LASALLE INC filed this Form 10-Q on 11/06/2017
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NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Recently adopted accounting guidance
Effective January 1, 2017, we adopted Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which was intended to simplify several aspects of the accounting for employee share-based payment transactions, including the accounting for income taxes, forfeitures, and statutory tax withholding requirements, as well as classification in the statement of cash flows. One primary effect of adoption was our election to account for forfeitures as they occur, rather than estimate forfeitures in our determination of periodic compensation cost; we adopted this portion of the standard on a modified retrospective basis. The second primary effect of adoption was the recognition of excess tax benefits in our provision for income taxes, rather than Additional paid-in capital, which also results in reclassification of cash flows related to excess tax benefits from a financing activity to an operating activity on the statement of cash flows for periods beginning January 1, 2017; we adopted this portion of the standard on a prospective basis with the effect of adoption reflected for the interim periods beginning this year.
As a result of the adoption, we recorded a $1.3 million cumulative-effect decrease to beginning retained earnings to recognize the impact of share-based compensation expense previously estimated to be forfeited; there was no material impact to our provision for income taxes in the nine months ended September 30, 2017.
Recently issued accounting guidance, not yet adopted
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Post-retirement Benefit Cost (Topic 715), which amends the requirements for presentation of service costs and other components of net benefit costs on the Income Statement. This ASU is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. We do not believe this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements and related disclosures.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. The annual goodwill impairment test will require companies to compare the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge when the carrying amount exceeds the fair value of the reporting unit. This ASU is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted. We do not believe this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements and related disclosures.
In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which addresses appropriate presentation and classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments within the statement of cash flows under Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 230, Statement of Cash Flows. Specifically, this ASU provides clarification guidance on eight cash flow issues intended to improve comparability across financial statements. This ASU is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. We do not believe this guidance will have a material impact on our financial statements and related disclosures.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), which creates a new framework to evaluate financial instruments, such as trade receivables, for expected credit losses. This new framework replaces the existing incurred loss approach and is expected to result in more timely recognition of credit losses. ASU No. 2016-13 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and early adoption is not permitted until years beginning after December 15, 2018. We are evaluating the effect this guidance will have on our financial statements and related disclosures.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-08, Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net), which clarifies the implementation guidance on principal versus agent considerations and together with ASU No. 2014-09 (collectively the "ASUs"), as discussed below, amends and comprises ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. These ASUs, and other related ASUs, will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") when effective. The final standard is effective for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016.

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