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New and revised pronouncements as at 31 March 2013

26 Jun 2013

The information on this page provides a high level overview of new and revised financial reporting requirements that need to be considered for financial reporting periods ending on 31 March 2013. This listing can be used to perform a quick check that all the new financial reporting requirements have been fully considered in the reporting close process.

Editions of this summary for later accounting periods can be found here.

The information below is organised as follows:

The information reflects developments to 27 June 2013 and will be updated through to June 2013 to reflect new and revised financial reporting requirements that need to be considered for financial reporting periods ending on 31 March 2013.

 

The March 2013 reporting period represents the first period in which a number of significant new and revised pronouncements will be applied by entities on a mandatory basis. Specifically, entities with annual reporting periods ending on 31 December 2013 will be required to apply many pronouncements for the first time in preparing first quarter interim reports for the three months ending 31 March 2013. These pronouncements include:

  • the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures (IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities, IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011) and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011))
  • the new standard on fair value measurement (IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement)
  • revised requirements for pensions and other post-retirement benefits, termination benefits and other changes (IAS 19 Employee Benefits (2011))
  • a new Interpretation, IFRIC 20 Stripping Costs in the Production Phase of a Surface Mine.

More information about these pronouncements, and all new and revised pronouncements, is set out below.

 

New or revised standards

New or revised pronouncementWhen effectiveApplication at 31 March 2013 to
1st qtrs2nd qtrs3rd qtrsFull yrs

IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011)

Amended version of IAS 27 which now only deals with the requirements for separate financial statements, which have been carried over largely unchanged from IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements. Requirements for consolidated financial statements are now contained in IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements.

The Standard requires that when an entity prepares separate financial statements, investments in subsidiaries, associates, and jointly controlled entities are accounted for either at cost, or in accordance with IFRS 9 Financial Instruments / IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

The Standard also deals with the recognition of dividends, certain group reorganisations and includes a number of disclosure requirements.

Note: Entities early adopting this standard must also adopt the other standards included in the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures: IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011).

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013
(see note regarding early adoption)
Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011)

This Standard supersedes IAS 28 Investments in Associates and prescribes the accounting for investments in associates and sets out the requirements for the application of the equity method when accounting for investments in associates and joint ventures.

The Standard defines 'significant influence' and provides guidance on how the equity method of accounting is to be applied (including exemptions from applying the equity method in some cases). It also prescribes how investments in associates and joint ventures should be tested for impairment.

Note: Entities early adopting this standard must also adopt the other standards included in the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures: IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities and IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011).

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013
(see note regarding early adoption)
Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (2009)

IFRS 9 introduces new requirements for classifying and measuring financial assets, as follows:

  • Debt instruments meeting both a 'business model' test and a 'cash flow characteristics' test are measured at amortised cost (the use of fair value is optional in some limited circumstances)
  • Investments in equity instruments can be designated as 'fair value through other comprehensive income' with only dividends being recognised in profit or loss
  • All other instruments (including all derivatives) are measured at fair value with changes recognised in the profit or loss
  • The concept of 'embedded derivatives' does not apply to financial assets within the scope of the Standard and the entire instrument must be classified and measured in accordance with the above guidelines.

Note: In October 2010, the IASB reissued IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, including revised requirements for financial liabilities and carrying over the existing derecognition requirements from IAS 39 'Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement'. IFRS 9 (2010) supersedes IFRS 9 (2009). However, for annual reporting periods beginning before 1 January 2015, an entity may early adopt IFRS 9 (2009) instead of IFRS 9 (2010). However, the IASB has proposed in ED/2012/4 Classification and Measurement: Limited Amendments to IFRS 9 to remove the choice of which version of IFRS 9 may be applied early.

Note: On 16 December 2011, the IASB issued Mandatory Effective Date and Transition Disclosures (Amendments to IFRS 9 and IFRS 7), which amended the effective date of IFRS 9 to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015, and modified the relief from restating comparative periods and the associated disclosures in IFRS 7.

Issued: 12 November 2009 (newsletter)

Applies on a modified retrospective basis to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015
(see note)
Optional Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (2010)

A revised version of IFRS 9 incorporating revised requirements for the classification and measurement of financial liabilities, and carrying over the existing derecognition requirements from IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

The revised financial liability provisions maintain the existing amortised cost measurement basis for most liabilities. New requirements apply where an entity chooses to measure a liability at fair value through profit or loss – in these cases, the portion of the change in fair value related to changes in the entity's own credit risk is presented in other comprehensive income rather than within profit or loss.

Note: This Standard supersedes IFRS 9 (2009). However, for annual reporting periods beginning before 1 January 2015, an entity may early adopt IFRS 9 (2009) instead of applying this Standard. However, the IASB has proposed in ED/2012/4 Classification and Measurement: Limited Amendments to IFRS 9 to remove the choice of which version of IFRS 9 may be applied early.

Note: On 16 December 2011, the IASB issued Mandatory Effective Date and Transition Disclosures (Amendments to IFRS 9 and IFRS 7), which amended the effective date of IFRS 9 to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015, and modified the relief from restating comparative periods and the associated disclosures in IFRS 7.

Issued: 28 October 2010 (newsletter)

Applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015
(see note)
Optional Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements

Requires a parent to present consolidated financial statements as those of a single economic entity, replacing the requirements previously contained in IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements and SIC-12 Consolidation - Special Purpose Entities.

The Standard identifies the principles of control, determines how to identify whether an investor controls an investee and therefore must consolidate the investee, and sets out the principles for the preparation of consolidated financial statements.

The Standard introduces a single consolidation model for all entities based on control, irrespective of the nature of the investee (i.e. whether an entity is controlled through voting rights of investors or through other contractual arrangements as is common in 'special purpose entities'). Under IFRS 10, control is based on whether an investor has:

  • Power over the investee
  • Exposure, or rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee, and
  • The ability to use its power over the investee to affect the amount of the returns.

Note: Entities early adopting this standard must also adopt the other standards included in the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures: IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities, IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011) and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011).

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013
(see note regarding early adoption)
Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements

Replaces IAS 31 Interests in Joint Ventures. Requires a party to a joint arrangement to determine the type of joint arrangement in which it is involved by assessing its rights and obligations and then account for those rights and obligations in accordance with that type of joint arrangement.

Joint arrangements are either joint operations or joint ventures:

  • A joint operation is a joint arrangement whereby the parties that have joint control of the arrangement (joint operators) have rights to the assets, and obligations for the liabilities, relating to the arrangement. Joint operators recognise their assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses in relation to its interest in a joint operation (including their share of any such items arising jointly)
  • A joint venture is a joint arrangement whereby the parties that have joint control of the arrangement (joint venturers) have rights to the net assets of the arrangement. A joint venturer applies the equity method of accounting for its investment in a joint venture in accordance with IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011). Unlike IAS 31, the use of 'proportionate consolidation' to account for joint ventures is not permitted.

Note: Entities early adopting this standard must also adopt the other standards included in the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures: IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities, IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011) and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011).

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013
(see note regarding early adoption)
Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities

Requires the extensive disclosure of information that enables users of financial statements to evaluate the nature of, and risks associated with, interests in other entities and the effects of those interests on its financial position, financial performance and cash flows.

In high-level terms, the required disclosures are grouped into the following broad categories:

  • Significant judgements and assumptions - such as how control, joint control, significant influence has been determined
  • Interests in subsidiaries - including details of the structure of the group, risks associated with structured entities, changes in control, and so on
  • Interests in joint arrangements and associates - the nature, extent and financial effects of interests in joint arrangements and associates (including names, details and summarised financial information)
  • Interests in unconsolidated structured entities - information to allow an understanding of the nature and extent of interests in unconsolidated structured entities and to evaluate the nature of, and changes in, the risks associated with its interests in unconsolidated structured entities

IFRS 12 lists specific examples and additional disclosures which further expand upon each of these disclosure objectives, and includes other guidance on the extensive disclosures required.

Note: Entities are encouraged to voluntarily provide the information required by IFRS 12 prior to its adoption. Providing some of the disclosures required by IFRS 12 does not compel an entity to comply with all of the requirements of the IFRS or to also apply the other standards included in the 'suite of five' standards on consolidation, joint arrangements and disclosures: IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements (2011) and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011).

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013
(see note regarding early adoption)
Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement

Replaces the guidance on fair value measurement in existing IFRS accounting literature with a single standard.

The IFRS is the result of joint efforts by the IASB and FASB to develop a converged fair value framework. The IFRS defines fair value, provides guidance on how to determine fair value and requires disclosures about fair value measurements. However, IFRS 13 does not change the requirements regarding which items should be measured or disclosed at fair value.

IFRS 13 applies when another IFRS requires or permits fair value measurements or disclosures about fair value measurements (and measurements, such as fair value less costs to sell, based on fair value or disclosures about those measurements). With some exceptions, the standard requires entities to classify these measurements into a 'fair value hierarchy' based on the nature of the inputs:

  • Level 1 - quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the entity can access at the measurement date
  • Level 2 - inputs other than quoted market prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly
  • Level 3 - unobservable inputs for the asset or liability

Entities are required to make various disclosures depending upon the nature of the fair value measurement (e.g. whether it is recognised in the financial statements or merely disclosed) and the level in which it is classified.

Issued: 12 May 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

 

Amendments

New or revised pronouncementWhen effectiveApplication at 31 March 2013 to
1st qtrs2nd qtrs3rd qtrsFull yrs

Amendments to IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures

Makes amendments to IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures resulting from the IASB's comprehensive review of off balance sheet activities.

The amendments introduce additional disclosures, designed to allow users of financial statements to improve their understanding of transfer transactions of financial assets (for example, securitisations), including understanding the possible effects of any risks that may remain with the entity that transferred the assets. The amendments also require additional disclosures if a disproportionate amount of transfer transactions are undertaken around the end of a reporting period.

Note: In the first year of application, comparative information is not required.

Issued: 7 October 2010 (newsletter)

Applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 July 2011 [Note 1] [Note 1] [Note 1] Mandatory

Deferred Tax: Recovery of Underlying Assets (Amendments to IAS 12)

Amends IAS 12 Income Taxes to provide a presumption that recovery of the carrying amount of an asset measured using the fair value model in IAS 40 Investment Property will, normally, be through sale.

As a result of the amendments, SIC-21 Income Taxes — Recovery of Revalued Non-Depreciable Assets would no longer apply to investment properties carried at fair value. The amendments also incorporate into IAS 12 the remaining guidance previously contained in SIC-21, which is accordingly withdrawn.

Issued: 20 December 2010 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2012 [Note 1] Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory

Severe Hyperinflation and Removal of Fixed Dates for First-time Adopters (Amendments to IFRS 1)

Amends IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards to:

  • Replace references to a fixed date of '1 January 2004' with 'the date of transition to IFRSs', thus eliminating the need for companies adopting IFRSs for the first time to restate derecognition transactions that occurred before the date of transition to IFRSs
  • Provide guidance on how an entity should resume presenting financial statements in accordance with IFRSs after a period when the entity was unable to comply with IFRSs because its functional currency was subject to severe hyperinflation.

Issued: 20 December 2010 (newsletter on hyperinflation, newsletter on fixed dates)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 July 2011 [Note 1] [Note 1] [Note 1] [Note 2]

IAS 19 Employee Benefits (2011)

An amended version of IAS 19 Employee Benefits with revised requirements for pensions and other post-retirement benefits, termination benefits and other changes.

The key amendments include:

  • Requiring the recognition of changes in the net defined benefit liability (asset) including immediate recognition of defined benefit cost, disaggregation of defined benefit cost into components, recognition of remeasurements in other comprehensive income, plan amendments, curtailments and settlements (eliminating the 'corridor approach' permitted by the existing IAS 19)
  • Introducing enhanced disclosures about defined benefit plans
  • Modifying accounting for termination benefits, including distinguishing benefits provided in exchange for service and benefits provided in exchange for the termination of employment and affect the recognition and measurement of termination benefits
  • Clarifying various miscellaneous issues, including the classification of employee benefits, current estimates of mortality rates, tax and administration costs and risk-sharing and conditional indexation features
  • Incorporating other matters submitted to the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Issued: 16 June 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

Presentation of Items of Other Comprehensive Income (Amendments to IAS 1)

Amends IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements to revise the way other comprehensive income is presented.

The amendments:

  • Preserve the amendments made to IAS 1 in 2007 to require profit or loss and OCI to be presented together, i.e. either as a single 'statement of profit or loss and comprehensive income', or a separate 'statement of profit or loss' and a 'statement of comprehensive income' – rather than requiring a single continuous statement as was proposed in the exposure draft
  • Require entities to group items presented in OCI based on whether they are potentially reclassifiable to profit or loss subsequently. i.e. those that might be reclassified and those that will not be reclassified
  • Require tax associated with items presented before tax to be shown separately for each of the two groups of OCI items (without changing the option to present items of OCI either before tax or net of tax).

Issued: 16 June 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2012 Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Optional

Disclosures — Offsetting Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (Amendments to IFRS 7)

Amends the disclosure requirements in IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures to require information about all recognised financial instruments that are set off in accordance with paragraph 42 of IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation.

The amendments also require disclosure of information about recognised financial instruments subject to enforceable master netting arrangements and similar agreements even if they are not set off under IAS 32. The IASB believes that these disclosures will allow financial statement users to evaluate the effect or potential effect of netting arrangements, including rights of set-off associated with an entity's recognised financial assets and recognised financial liabilities, on the entity's financial position.

Issued: 16 December 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 and interim periods within those periods Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

Offsetting Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities (Amendments to IAS 32)

Amends IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation to clarify certain aspects because of diversity in application of the requirements on offsetting, focused on four main areas:

  • the meaning of 'currently has a legally enforceable right of set-off'
  • the application of simultaneous realisation and settlement
  • the offsetting of collateral amounts
  • the unit of account for applying the offsetting requirements.

Issued: 16 December 2011 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Government Loans (Amendments to IFRS 1)

Amends IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards to address how a first-time adopter would account for a government loan with a below-market rate of interest when transitioning to IFRSs. The amendments mirror the requirements for existing IFRS preparers in relation to the application of amendments made to IAS 20 Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance in relation to accounting for government loans.

First-time adopters of IFRSs are permitted to apply the requirements in paragraph 10A of IAS 20 only to new loans entered into after the date of transition to IFRSs. The first-time adopter is required to apply IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation to classify the loan as a financial liability or an equity instrument at the transition date. However, if it did not, under its previous GAAP, recognise and measure a government loan at a below-market rate of interest on a basis consistent with IFRS requirements, it would be permitted to apply the previous GAAP carrying amount of the loan at the date of transition as the carrying amount of the loan in the opening IFRS statement of financial position. An entity would then apply IAS 39 or IFRS 9 in measuring the loan after the transition date.

Issued: 13 March 2012 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 [Note 2] [Note 3] [Note 3] [Note 3]

Annual Improvements 2009-2011 Cycle

Makes amendments to the following standards:

  • IFRS 1 — Permit the repeated application of IFRS 1, borrowing costs on certain qualifying assets
  • IAS 1 — Clarification of the requirements for comparative information
  • IAS 16 — Classification of servicing equipment
  • IAS 32 — Clarify that tax effect of a distribution to holders of equity instruments should be accounted for in accordance with IAS 12 Income Taxes
  • IAS 34 — Clarify interim reporting of segment information for total assets in order to enhance consistency with the requirements in IFRS 8 Operating Segments

Issued: 17 May 2012 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

Consolidated Financial Statements, Joint Arrangements and Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities: Transition Guidance

Amends IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements and IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities to provide additional transition relief in by limiting the requirement to provide adjusted comparative information to only the preceding comparative period. Also, amendments to IFRS 11 and IFRS 12 eliminate the requirement to provide comparative information for periods prior to the immediately preceding period.

Issued: 28 June 2012 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

Investment Entities (Amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS 27)

Amends IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities and IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements to:

  • provide 'investment entities' (as defined) an exemption from the consolidation of particular subsidiaries and instead require that an investment entity measure the investment in each eligible subsidiary at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with IFRS 9 Financial Instruments or IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement
  • require additional disclosure about why the entity is considered an investment entity, details of the entity's unconsolidated subsidiaries, and the nature of relationship and certain transactions between the investment entity and its subsidiaries
  • require an investment entity to account for its investment in a relevant subsidiary in the same way in its consolidated and separate financial statements (or to only provide separate financial statements if all subsidiaries are unconsolidated).

Issued: 31 October 2012 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Recoverable Amount Disclosures for Non-Financial Assets (Amendments to IAS 36)

Amends IAS 36 Impairment of Assets to reduce the circumstances in which the recoverable amount of assets or cash-generating units is required to be disclosed, clarify the disclosures required, and to introduce an explicit requirement to disclose the discount rate used in determining impairment (or reversals) where recoverable amount (based on fair value less costs of disposal) is determined using a present value technique.

Issued: 29 May 2013 (newsletter)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Novation of Derivatives and Continuation of Hedge Accounting' (Amendments to IAS 39)

Amends IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement make it clear that there is no need to discontinue hedge accounting if a hedging derivative is novated, provided certain criteria are met.

A novation indicates an event where the original parties to a derivative agree that one or more clearing counterparties replace their original counterparty to become the new counterparty to each of the parties. In order to apply the amendments and continue hedge accounting, novation to a central counterparty (CCP) must happen as a consequence of laws or regulations or the introduction of laws or regulations.

Issued: 27 June 2013 (article)

Applicable to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Editorial Corrections (various)

The IASB periodically issues Editorial Corrections and changes to IFRSs and other pronouncements. Since January 2011, such corrections have been made in February 2011, March 2011, April 2011, May 2011, June 2011 (revised October 2011), November 2011, February 2012, July 2012 and March 2013.

Note: For details of these editorial corrections, see our IASB editorial corrections page.

As minor editorial corrections, these changes are effectively immediately applicable under IFRS See comment in previous column

 

New and revised Interpretations

New or revised pronouncementWhen effectiveApplication at 31 March 2013 to
1st qtrs2nd qtrs3rd qtrsFull yrs

IFRIC 20 Stripping Costs in the Production Phase of a Surface Mine

Clarifies the requirements for accounting for stripping costs associated with waste removal in surface mining, including when production stripping costs should be recognised as an asset, how the asset is initially recognised, and subsequent measurement.

The Interpretation requires stripping activity costs which provide improved access to ore are recognised as a non-current 'stripping activity asset' when certain criteria are met. The stripping activity asset is depreciated or amortised on a systematic basis, over the expected useful life of the identified component of the ore body that becomes more accessible as a result of the stripping activity, using the units of production method unless another method is more appropriate.

Issued: 19 October 2011 (newsletter)

Applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 Mandatory Optional Optional Optional

IFRIC 21 Levies

Provides guidance on when to recognise a liability for a levy imposed by a government, both for levies that are accounted for in accordance with IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets and those where the timing and amount of the levy is certain.

The Interpretation identifies the obligating event for the recognition of a liability as the activity that triggers the payment of the levy in accordance with the relevant legislation. It provides the following guidance on recognition of a liability to pay levies:

  • The liability is recognised progressively if the obligating event occurs over a period of time
  • If an obligation is triggered on reaching a minimum threshold, the liability is recognised when that minimum threshold is reached.

 

Issued: 20 May 2013 (newsletter)

Applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014 Optional Optional Optional Optional

 

Other pronouncements

New or revised pronouncementWhen effectiveApplication at 31 March 2013 to
1st qtrs2nd qtrs3rd qtrsFull yrs

Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting

First phase of the IASB and FASB joint project to develop an improved revised conceptual framework for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and US generally accepted accounting practices (US GAAP).

The first phase deals with the objective and qualitative characteristics of financial reporting, incorporating the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1 The objective of financial reporting
  • Chapter 3 Qualitative characteristics of useful financial information
  • Chapter 4 The 1989 Framework: the remaining text.

Note: The Conceptual Framework project was originally being conducted in phases as a joint project with the United States Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), but was put on hold pending the finalisation of other convergence projects. During 2012, the IASB reactivated the conceptual framework project as a comprehensive single-phase IASB-only project.

Issued: 28 September 2010 (newsletter)

The Conceptual Framework is not an IFRS and hence does not define standards for any particular measurement or disclosure issue. Nothing in the Conceptual Framework overrides any specific IFRS Effectively applicable on issue

International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) Practice Statement Management Commentary

A broad, non-binding framework for the presentation of narrative reporting to accompany financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRSs.

Note: The Practice Statement is not an IFRS. Consequently, entities applying IFRSs are not required to comply with the Practice Statement, unless specifically required by their jurisdiction. Furthermore, non-compliance with the Practice Statement will not prevent an entity's financial statements from complying with IFRSs, if they otherwise do so.

Issued: 8 December 2010 (newsletter)

An entity may apply the Practice Statement to management commentary presented prospectively from 8 December 2010 Optional Optional Optional Optional

 

Notes

Note 1. This pronouncement has already been implemented in previous periods by entities with this reporting date (where it applied to the entity).

Note 2. This pronouncement only applies to first-time adopters of IFRSs and must be applied by such entities on a mandatory basis.

Note 3. This pronouncement only applies to first-time adopters of IFRSs and can be optionally applied by such entities.

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