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This video shows how to calculate a goodwill impairment using the single-step goodwill impairment test outlined by Accounting Standards Update 2017-04 (U.S. GAAP). Under the single-step test, you compare the fair value of the reporting unit to the carrying value (the value on the Balance Sheet). If the fair value is lower than the carrying value, the difference is recognized as a goodwill impairment (this reduces Net Income). However, the amount of any goodwill impairment is limited by the amount of goodwill that is on the Balance Sheet.