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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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What is a pension plan settlement? Curtailment? How should the net gain or loss from a settlement or curtailment be accounted for by a company?

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Explain the meaning of the pension plan settlement and curtailment, and explain the manner in which the net gain or loss from a settlement or curtailment should be accounted by a company.

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Pension plan: Pension plan is the plan devised by corporations to pay the employees an income after their retirement, in the form of pension.

Explain the meaning of the pension plan settlement and curtailment, and explain the manner in which the net gain or loss from a settlement or curtailment should be accounted by a company as follows:

The termination of a company’s defined benefit pension plan is referred as the pension plan settlement. The benefits paid to the employees are reduced while continuing the defined pension plan in the pension plan curtailment...

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