This course provides an overview of the accounting for internal-use software. The accounting and reporting requirements related to internal-use software can be found within ASC Topic 350-40. The primary information addressed within this ASC Topic relates to the development costs that should and should not be capitalized, how those costs are amortized, how they are tested for impairment, as well as presentation and disclosure requirements.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover and distinguish between software that is considered internal-use and not considered internal-use.
  • Recognize how implementation costs are accounted for in various stages of software development.
  • Identify when capitalization and amortization should commence.
  • Recognize how implementation costs of hosting arrangements are accounted for differently.
Last updated/reviewed: May 25, 2022
Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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  How to Account for Internal-Use Software ArrangementsPDF