Summary of Statement No. 41

Statement No. 41
Budgetary Comparison Schedules—Perspective Differences—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 34
(Issued 5/03)

This Statement amends Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments. The amendment to Statement 34 clarifies the budgetary presentation requirements for governments with significant budgetary perspective differences that result in their not being able to present budgetary comparison information for their general fund and major special revenue funds. These governments are required to present budgetary comparison schedules as required supplementary information (RSI) based on the fund, organization, or program structure that the government uses for its legally adopted budget.

The provisions of this Statement should be implemented simultaneously with Statement 34. For governments that have implemented Statement 34 prior to the issuance of this Statement, the requirements of this Statement are effective for financial statements for periods beginning after June 15, 2002.

Unless otherwise specified, pronouncements of the GASB apply to financial reports of all state and local governmental entities, including general purpose governments; public benefit corporations and authorities; public employee retirement systems; and public utilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers, and colleges and universities. Paragraph 2 discusses the applicability of this Statement.