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2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies: Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)

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2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies: Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Policies  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, August 2015 and May 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, ASU 2015-14 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, Deferral of the Effective Date, and ASU 2016-12 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, respectively, which implement ASC Topic 606. ASC Topic 606 outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance under US GAAP, including industry-specific guidance. It also requires entities to disclose both quantitative and qualitative information that enable financial statements users to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The amendments in these ASUs are effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2018. Early adoption is permitted for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. These ASUs may be applied retrospectively to all prior periods presented, or retrospectively with a cumulative adjustment to retained earnings in the year of adoption. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity's Ability to Continue as a Going Concern. This standard sets forth management's responsibility to evaluate, each reporting period, whether there is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern, and if so, to provide related disclosures. ASU 2014-15 is effective for annual reporting periods ending after December 15, 2016 and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2017. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its evaluation of going concern.

 

In November 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-16, Determining Whether the Host Contract in a Hybrid Financial Instrument Issued in the Form of a Share Is More Akin to Debt or to Equity. ASU 2014-16 clarifies how current guidance should be interpreted in evaluating the economic characteristics and risks of a host contract in a hybrid financial instrument that is issued in the form of a share. Specifically, ASU 2014-16 clarifies that an entity should consider all relevant terms and features, including the embedded derivative feature being evaluated for bifurcation, in evaluating the nature of a host contract. ASU 2014-16 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In April 2015 and August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, Interest-Imputation of Interest: Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs and ASU 2015-15, Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements – Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to Staff Announcement at June 18, 2015 EITF Meeting, respectively. The ASUs require that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability, with the exception of those related to line-of-credit arrangements, be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability. These ASUs are effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued. The adoption of this new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

 

In June 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-10, Technical Corrections and Improvements. The purpose of ASU 2015-10 is to clarify guidance, correct unintended application of guidance, or make minor improvements to guidance. ASU 2015-10 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2016. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory: Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory. The purpose of ASU 2015-11 is to more closely align the measurement of inventory in U.S. GAAP with the measurement of inventory in International Financial Reporting Standards. ASU 2015-11 requires entities to measure most inventory at the "lower of cost or net realizable value." Additionally, some of the amendments are designed to more clearly articulate the requirements for the measurement and disclosure of inventory. ASU 2015-11 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2017. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases.  The purpose of ASU 2016-02 is to establish the principles to report transparent and economically neutral information about the assets and liabilities that arise from leases. This guidance results in a more faithful representation of the rights and obligations arising from operating and capital leases by requiring lessees to recognize the lease assets and lease liabilities that arise from leases in the statement of financial position and to disclose qualitative and quantitative information about lease transactions, such as information about variable lease payments and options to renew and terminate leases. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2019. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.  The purpose of ASU 2016-09 is to simplify several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equities or liabilities, and classification of amounts in the statement of cash flows.  ASU 2016-09 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2017.  The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230), Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. The amendments in this update provided guidance on eight specific cash flow issues. This update is to provide specific guidance on each of the eight issues, thereby reducing the diversity in practice in how certain transactions are classified in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017, which will be effective for the Company for the quarter ending December 31, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is assessing the impact, if any, of implementing this guidance on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and liquidity.