AcSB Response – Accounting Policies and Accounting Estimates (Proposed amendments to IAS 8)

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Jan 11, 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) submitted a comment letter responding to the IASB’s Exposure Draft  issued in September 2017. The letter agrees with some parts of the proposals, but expresses concerns with the way the relationship between accounting estimates and accounting policies is described.

The AcSB suggests broadening the definition of accounting estimates, and defining that term independently from accounting policies to reduce unintended circularity. To improve application in practice, the AcSB strongly encourages the IASB to develop illustrative examples that cover a spectrum of complex situations.

Read the AcSB letter posted by the IASB.

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