[The following paragraph became effective September, 2002. It was amended as a result of the adoption of Auditing Standard No. 5, effective for audits of fiscal years ending on or after November 15, 2007. See PCAOB Release 2007-005A.

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AU 530.05

The independent auditor has two methods available for dating the report when a subsequent event disclosed in the financial statements occurs after completion of field work but before the issuance of the related financial statements. The auditor may use "dual dating," for example, "February 16, 20__, except for Note __, as to which the date is March 1, 20__," or may date the report as of the later date. In the former instance, the responsibility for events occurring subsequent to the completion of field work is limited to the specific event referred to in the note (or otherwise disclosed). In the latter instance, the independent auditor's responsibility for subsequent events extends to the date of the report and, accordingly, the procedures outlined in section 560.12 generally should be extended to that date. [As amended, effective September 2002, by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 98.]

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