1. Leasing equipment reduces the risk of obsolescence to the lessee, and passes the risk of residual value to the lessor.
2. The FASB agrees with the capitalization approach and requires companies to capitalize all long-term leases.
3. A lease that contains a purchase option must be capitalized by the lessee.
4. Executory costs should be excluded by the lessee in computing the present value of the minimum lease payments.
5. A capitalized leased asset is always depreciated over the term of the lease by the lessee.
6. A lessee records interest expense in both a capital lease and an operating lease.
7. A benefit of leasing to the lessor is the return of the leased property at the end of the lease term.
8. The distinction between a direct-financing lease and a sales-type lease is the presence or absence of a transfer of title.
9. Lessors classify and account for all leases that don’t qualify as sales-type leases as operating leases.
10. Direct-financing leases are in substance the financing of an asset purchase by the lessee.