IASB concludes the 2009-2011 Annual Improvements cycle

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17 May, 2012

The IASB issued 'Annual Improvements 2009-2011 cycle', a collection of amendments to IFRSs, in response to issues addressed during the 2009–2011 cycle. Five standards are primarily affected by the amendments, with consequential amendments to numerous others.

Annual Improvements 2009–2011 Cycle makes amendments to the following standards:

Standard Amendments
IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards Permit the repeated application of IFRS 1
Borrowing costs relating to qualifying assets for which the commencement date for capitalisation is before the date of transition to IFRSs
IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements Clarification of the requirements for comparative information
IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment Classification of servicing equipment
IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation 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 Interim Financial Reporting Clarify interim reporting of segment information for total assets in order to enhance consistency with the requirements in IFRS 8 Operating Segments

The amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013, but can be applied earlier. For more information, please see the press release on the IASB's website or our Annual improvements page.

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