IASB proposes disclosure relief under IFRS 1
Nov 27, 2009
The IASB has issued an exposure draft (ED) proposing to amend IFRS 1 'First-time Adoption of IFRSs' to state that an entity need not provide the comparative prior-period information required by the March 2009 amendments to IFRS 7 'Improving Disclosures about Financial Instruments' for first-time adopters adopting before 1 January 2010.
As a result, IFRS 1, Appendix E, paragraph E1 will be amended as follows:
E1 A first-time adopter may apply the transitional provisions in paragraph 44G of IFRS 7 to the extent that the entity's first IFRS reporting period starts earlier than 1 January 2010.
The proposed limited exemption from comparative IFRS 7 disclosures for first-time adopters is consistent with the exemption permitted for early adopters of the March 2009 amendments to IFRS 7. Deadline for comments on the ED is 29 December 2009. Click for IASB Press Release (PDF 101k).