Section 3870 – Stock-based Compensation and Other Stock-based Payments

February 01, 2013

Section 3870 applies to:

  • Transactions, including non-reciprocal transactions, in which an enterprise grants shares of common stock, stock options, or other equity instruments, or incurs liabilities based on the price of common stock or other equity instruments.

Section 3870 does not apply to:

  • Equity instruments granted by an acquiring enterprise as part of the purchase consideration in a business combination that are accounted for in accordance with Section 1582, Business Combinations.
  • Related party transactions, other than stock-based compensation plans with a principal shareholder that are accounted for in accordance with Section 3840, Related Party Transactions, (management compensation arrangements are excluded from the scope of Section 3840 and thus, management stock compensation arrangements are included in this Section).
  • Contracts and obligations for stock-based payments in which the entity receives or acquires goods or services under a contract within the scope of Section 3856, Financial Instruments.
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