On August 15, the OCC released an annual update to its Bank Accounting Advisory Series (BAAS) which is intended to address a variety of accounting topics and promote consistent application of accounting standards and regulatory reporting among OCC-supervised banks. The BAAS reflects updates to clarify the accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board related to, among other things, the elimination of recognition and the measurement of troubled debt restructurings by creditors, loan modifications, and credit losses. The August 2023 edition also includes answers to frequently asked questions from industry and bank examiners. Additionally, the OCC notes that the BAAS does not represent OCC rules or regulations but rather “represents the Office of the Chief Accountant’s interpretations of generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory guidance based on the facts and circumstances presented.”