Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2010-2012 Cycle [Completed]

Effective date and transitional provisions:

The amendments generally apply for annual periods beginning, or transactions occurring, on or after July 1, 2014, with earlier application permitted on an individual item basis. Any transitional requirements are included in the relevant IFRSs.

Last updated:

December 2013


The standard is a collection of amendments to IFRSs in response to eight issues addressed during the 2010–2012 cycle for annual improvements to IFRSs.  These amendments result from proposals that were contained in the IASB’s ED published in May 2012.

The seven IFRSs affected are:

IFRS 2, Share- based Payments
Definition of vesting condition

The Board amended IFRS 2 to 

  • Change the definition of ‘vesting condition’ and ‘market condition’ and
  • Add definitions for ‘performance conditions’ and ‘service condition’ which were previously included within the definition of ‘vesting condition’.
IFRS 3, Business Combinations
Accounting for contingent consideration in a business combination

The Board clarified that contingent consideration that is classified as an asset or a liability should be measured at fair value at each reporting date, irrespective of whether the contingent consideration is a financial instrument within the scope of IFRS 9 or IAS 39 or a non-financial asset or liability. Changes in fair value (other than measurement period adjustments) should be recognized in profit and loss.

IFRS 8, Operating Segments
Aggregation of operating segments

The Board amended IFRS 8 to require an entity to disclose the judgements made by management in applying the aggregation criteria to operating segments, including a description of the operating segments aggregated and the economic indicators assessed in determining whether the operating segments have "similar economic characteristics".

Reconciliation of the total of the reportable segments’ assets to the entity’s assets

The Board clarified that a reconciliation of the total of the reportable segment’s assets to the entity’s assets should only be provided if the segment assets are regularly provided to the chief operating decision-maker. 

IFRS 13, Fair Value Measurement
Short-term receivables and payables

The Board amended the Basis of Conclusions for IFRS 13 to clarify that the issuance of IFRS 13 and consequential amendments to IAS 39 and IFRS 9 did not remove the ability to measure short-term receivables and payables with no stated interest rate at their invoice amounts without discounting, if the effect of not discounting is immaterial. 

IAS 16, Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 38, Intangible Assets
Revaluation method of proportionate restatement of accumulated amortization

The Board amended IAS 16 and IAS 38 to remove perceived inconsistencies in the accounting for accumulated depreciation/amortisation when an item of property, plant and equipment or an intangible asset is revalued. The amendments clarify that the gross carrying amount is adjusted to a manner consistent with the revaluation of the carrying amount of the asset and that accumulated depreciation/amortisation is the difference between the gross carrying amount and the carrying amount after taking into account accumulated impairment losses.

IAS 24, Related Party Disclosures
Key management personnel

The Board amended IAS 24 to clarify that a management entity providing key management personnel services to a reporting entity is a related party of the reporting entity. Consequently, the reporting entity must disclose as related party transactions the amounts incurred for the service paid or payable to the management entity for the provision of key management personnel services. However, disclosure of the components of such compensation is not required.

Other developments

December 2013

On December 12, 2013, the IASB issued its final standard entitled Annual Improvements 2010-2012 Cycle.

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