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    Example of Substance Over Form: Variable Interest Entity

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    An enterprise that holds a variable interest in a variable interest entity (VIE) is required to consolidate the assets, liabilities, revenue, expense, and noncontrolling interest of that entity if: Explain:
    A: The Vie has issued no voting stock.
    B: The variable interest held by the enterprise involves a lease.
    C: The enterprise has a controlling financial interest in the VIE.
    D: Other equity interest in the VIE have the obligation to absorb the expected losses of the VIE.

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    C: The enterprise has a controlling financial interest in the VIE.

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