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IASB amends IFRIC 14

27 Nov 2009

On 26 November 2009, the IASB issued 'Prepayments of a Minimum Funding Requirement (Amendments to IFRIC 14)'.

The amendments correct an unintended consequence of IFRIC 14 IAS 19 – The Limit on a Defined Benefit Asset, Minimum Funding Requirements and their Interaction.

Without the amendments, in some circumstances entities are not permitted to recognise as an asset some voluntary prepayments for minimum funding contributions. This was not intended when IFRIC 14 was issued, and the amendments correct the problem.

The amendments are effective for annual periods beginning 1 January 2011, with earlier application permitted. The amendments must be applied retrospectively to the earliest comparative period presented. Click for IASB Press Release (PDF 101k).