EFRAG draft comment letter on the proposed amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 regarding the definition of materiality

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02 Oct, 2017

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued a draft comment letter on the IASB exposure draft ED/2017/6 'Definition of Material (Proposed amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8)'.

EFRAG supports the IASB proposals as regards aligning the definition of 'material' in the Conceptual Framework and in the IFRSs and as regards replacing the threshold ‘could influence’ with ‘could reasonably be expected to influence’. However, EFRAG suggests defining 'material' information more directly as information that can reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions that the primary users of financial statements make.

Comments on EFRAG's draft comment letter are requested by 5 January 2018. For more information, see the press release and the draft comment letter on the EFRAG website.

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