Special purpose framework

A special purpose framework is a non-GAAP financial reporting framework that employs either a cash, tax, regulatory, contractual, or other basis of accounting. These frameworks are designed for a more specialized audience than one of the general-purpose frameworks, such as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

The nature of a special purpose framework can alter the content and format of an entity's financial statements and accompanying disclosures. The type of special purpose framework should be stated in the compilation, review, or audit report that an auditor issues; additional disclosures may be needed.

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