Technical Inquiries

Please submit technical inquiries related to accounting and reporting by federal government entities ONLY(for example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, Library of Congress, etc.) to

Please NOTE: FASAB is unable to advise individuals, for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, or state and local governmental entities regarding accounting and reporting issues. Questions from these entities about accounting and reporting can be directed to the following regulatory agencies:

Required Technical Inquiry Information

Please be precise and thorough in providing the following information in an email to

Providing the required information will assist FASAB staff in efficiently and effectively responding to your inquiry.

Title (Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. etc)

First Name

Last Name

Office Phone, including area code: Ex: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Organization: (Agency and Office)

Position: (Example: CFO, DCFO, Branch Chief, Director, Accountant, etc)


State the nature of your inquiry:

What is the primary reason for this technical inquiry?
Is there any existing literature that you are referencing

Briefly state your question:

For example: When should an entity present a Statement of Custodial Activities?

Briefly state your preliminary conclusion to the inquiry:

What is your conclusion in relation to the research you have already conducted?

Briefly state the views of others involved:

  • For example: did accountants, clients, auditors or of other organizations offer the same or different views?
  • Please note NA If not applicable.

Include any other comments that will assist FASAB staff in answering your technical inquiry



FASAB staff will provide a response or notice of additional time needed within three (3) business days of receipt of your email. If you do not receive a response during that time, please contact Melissa Batchelor at or call 202.512.7350.