Marketplace changes during the COVID-19 crisis have caused many companies to make major strategic shifts in their operations — and some changes are expected to be permanent. In certain cases, these pivot strategies may need to be reported under the complex discontinued operations rules under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Financial reporting generally focuses on the results of continuing operations. However a business may want to sell or retire a product line, asset group, or other component. Depending on the situation, such a disposal should be reported as a discontinued operation under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The rules