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IFRS: Latest Alerts

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) regularly publishes new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Interpretations of Standards (IFRIC) or amendments to existing IFRS Standards.

In response to these, the global IFRS team publishes IFRS Alerts on these changes (and other issues relevant to IFRS) as they are announced so that you can keep up to date.

Grant Thornton Austria is pleased to share our Alerts with you below.

 

Issue

Topic

Issue 2020 - 08

IASB defers the effective date of the IAS 1 Amendments 

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued an amendment to defer the effective date of the
‘Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-current’ which amends IAS 1 ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’ by one year.

Issue 2020 - 07

Amendments to IFRS 17 and IFRS 4

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued ‘Amendments to IFRS 17 ‘Insurance Contracts’’ (the Amendments). The aim of the amendments is to address the concerns raised by stakeholders and help entities to more easily transition and implement the Standard.

The IASB also issued an amendment to the previous insurance Standard IFRS 4, ‘Extension of the Temporary Exemption from Applying IFRS 9 (Amendments to IFRS 4)’ so that entities can still apply IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’ alongside IFRS 17.

Issue 2020 - 06

Relief for lessees accounting for rent concessions during the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published an amendment ‘COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions (amendment to IFRS 16)’ (the amendment). The amendment adds a practical expedient to the Standard which provides relief for lessees in assessing whether specific COVID-19 rent concessions are considered to be lease modifications. Instead, if this practical expedient is applied, these rent concessions are treated as if they are not lease modifications. There are no changes for lessors.

Issue 2020 - 05

IASB issues four narrow-scope amendments to IFRS Standards

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued a collection of narrow-scope amendments to IFRS Standards. The collection includes amendments to three Standards as well as Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards, which addresses non-urgent (but necessary) minor amendments to four standards.

Issue 2020 - 04

IASB proposes relief for rent concessions during the COVID-19 pandemic

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an Exposure Draft ‘COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions - Proposed amendment to IFRS 16’ (the ED). The ED proposes to add a practical expedient to the Standard which provides relief for lessees in assessing whether specific COVID-19 rent concessions are considered to be lease modifications. Instead, if this practical expedient is applied, these rent concessions are treated as if they are not lease modifications. There are no proposed changes for lessors.

Issue 2020 - 03

Accounting implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The spread of the Coronavirus is impacting businesses around the world. Entities need to carefully consider the accounting implications of this situation.

This IFRS Alert considers the impact of the Coronavirus on 31 December 2019 year ends.

Issue 2020 - 02

IASB Issues Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-Current

On 23 January 2020 the IASB published ‘Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-Current (Amendments to IAS 1)’ which clarify the Standard’s guidance on whether a liability should be classified as either current or non-current.

Issue 2020 - 01

IASB proposes major changes to the primary statements and notes

In December 2019 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an Exposure Draft ‘General Presentation and Disclosures’ (General Presentation ED). The General Presentation ED proposes to replace IAS 1 ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’ with a new IFRS and amend several other IFRS Standards.

Issue 2019 - 01

IASB issues Interest Rate Benchmark Reform (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7)

In response to the ongoing reform of interest rate benchmarks around the world the IASB have released these latest amendments. The amendments aim to provide relief for hedging relationships.

Issue 2018 - 05

Argentina confirmed as hyperinflationary

This alert confirms that IAS 29 ‘Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies’ will need to be applied from 1 July 2018. The Alert sets out some of the implications of applying IAS 29.

Issue 2018 - 04

IASB issues Definition of Material (Amendments to IAS 1 and 8)

This alert looks at the IASB’s publication ‘Definition of Material (Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8). The amendments made by this publication are designed to make it easier for companies to define materiality judgements.

Issue 2018 - 03

Argentina expected to be declared hyper-inflationary in 2018

This alert looks at the potential implications of Argentina being declared hyperinflationary in the second half of 2018. IAS 29 ‘Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies’ requires the financial statements of any entity whose functional currency is hyperinflationary to be restated for changes in its general purchasing power. 

Issue 2018 - 02

Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting (Conceptual Framework)

The Conceptual Framework describes the objective of, and the concepts for, general purpose financial reporting. Although it is not a Standard and will not immediately change or override any existing Standards, it might affect entities that develop or select accounting policies in accordance with the previous version of the Conceptual Framework that was issued in 2010.

Issue 2018 - 01

Plan Amendment, Curtailment or Settlement (Amendments to IAS 19)

The amendments require companies to use updated actuarial assumptions to determine pension expenses following changes to a defined benefit pension plan, as described in this alert.