PSAB Exposure Draft – 2022-2023 Annual Improvements to Public Sector Accounting Standards

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Aug 09, 2022

On Au­gust 9, 2022, the Pub­lic Sec­tor Ac­count­ing Board (PSAB) has proposed, subject to comments received following exposure, to amend the CPA Canada Public Sector Accounting (PSA) Handbook as set out in this Exposure Draft. Com­ments are re­quested by October 11, 2022.

The 2022-2023 Annual Improvements reflect proposed amendments to:

  • replace the term “summary financial statements” with “financial statements” or “financial reports”;
  • clarify the Introduction to Public Sector Guidelines and the removal of outdated guidance related to local governments;
  • update the transitional provisions in Section PS 3160, to explicitly state that early adoption is permitted;
  • change some references to the term “power” to “ability” or “authority”, as appropriate, given the use of the term “power” to reference sovereign or equivalent powers in the Conceptual Framework Chapter 5;
  • update to correct for grammatical errors in the decision tree in Section PS 3050;
  • update PSG 8, Purchased Intangibles, to clarify its application to inter-entity transactions;
  • update the designation and numbering of existing appendices in the PSA Handbook to align with categories of guidance established by the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). This is to ensure consistent classification of similar categories of guidance should PSAB adapt IPSAS principles set out in appendices in developing Canadian standards in the future; and
  • update the terminology in many of the standards otherwise addressed in this Exposure Draft from “government” to “public sector entity” or “entity”, as­sis (FSD&A)

Re­view the Exposure Draft on ­the PSAB's web­site.

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