New Tablet Version of GASB Research System Launched

The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) today announced the release of a version of the GASB Governmental Accounting Research System that has been designed for use on tablet devices.

The new GARS “mobile” version includes all of the content and most of the features of the full GARS Online site, but offers a streamlined interface, especially suited to the tablet format.

GARS Online contains authoritative generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) recognized by the GASB to be applied by state and local governmental entities. Its content includes the GASB Codification, Original Pronouncements, and Implementation Guides.

GARS Online subscribers can access the new tablet version through iOS (iPad) and Android-based devices at After user login, the system will automatically recognize the user’s device and display the optimized view. The tablet version is available for both Professional and Basic Views.

Upon accessing the tablet version, on-screen pop-up instructions guide the user to add a link icon (bookmark) to the device’s home screen. Additional detail is available in the Help section of the GARS “mobile” version.

The FAF announced the availability of a tablet version of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s FASB Accounting Standards Codification (FASB Codification) in January.