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Revenue resources

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Below is a comprehensive collection of helpful resources — organised chronologically — on the recently-issued IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Click for direct access to specific revenue resources:


Latest resources

We comment on two IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions

20 Nov 2017

We have published our comment letters on IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions on IFRS 15 and IAS 28, as published in the September 2017 IFRIC Update.

Deloitte comment letter on tentative agenda decision on IFRS 15 — Revenue recognition in a real estate contract

20 Nov 2017

We agree with the IFRS Interpretations Committee's decision not to add this item onto its agenda for the reasons set out in the tentative agenda decision; however, we recommend an amendment to the wording in the tentative agenda decision to highlight the distinction between control of an asset and of a right to sell or pledge that asset in the future.

IFRS model financial statements 2017 — Appendix 2: Early application of IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers'

14 Nov 2017

This Appendix has been produced to complement the International GAAP Holdings Limited Model financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017. It focuses on the disclosure requirements in IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' which are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. It does not illustrate all the disclosures in IFRS 15, which will depend on an entity's underlying facts and circumstances.

EFRAG endorsement status report 9 November 2017

09 Nov 2017

This endorsement status report update reflects that IFRS 16 'Leases', 'Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets for Unrealised Losses (Amendments to IAS 12)', 'Disclosure Initiative (Amendments to IAS 7)', 'Clarifications to IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers'', and 'Applying IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments' with IFRS 4 'Insurance Contracts' (Amendments to IFRS 4)' have been adopted for use in the European Union.

European Union formally adopts IFRS 16 as well as several amendments to IFRSs

09 Nov 2017

The European Union has published a Commission Regulation endorsing IFRS 16 'Leases', 'Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets for Unrealised Losses (Amendments to IAS 12)', 'Disclosure Initiative (Amendments to IAS 7)', 'Clarifications to IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers'', and 'Applying IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments' with IFRS 4 'Insurance Contracts' (Amendments to IFRS 4)'.

ESMA announces enforcement priorities for 2017 financial statements

27 Oct 2017

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced the priority issues that the assessment of listed companies' 2017 financial statements will focus on.

Paper on the transition to full adoption of new revenue recognition requirements

24 Oct 2017

The CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, has published 'Revenue Recognition Changes'.

Implementing IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' — A practical guide to implementation issues for the asset management sector

16 Oct 2017

This guide is intended to provide an overview of applying IFRS 15 within the asset management sector. The guidance provided here is not intended to be exhaustive, but aims to highlight some of the potential issues to consider and to indicate how those issues might be approached.

A roadmap to applying the new revenue recognition standard

28 Sep 2017

This Roadmap provides Deloitte’s insights into and interpretations of the accounting guidance under the new revenue standard as codified in ASC 606, ASC 610-20, and ASC 340-40. The 2017 edition contains new interpretations and guidance as a result of FASB, TRG, SEC, and AICPA activity as well as developments in practice since publication of the 2016 edition of this Roadmap.

IASB publishes editorial corrections

27 Sep 2017

The IASB has published a batch of editorial corrections that impact consequential amendments and stand-alone standards as well as the Blue Book 2017, the Red Book 2017 and the Green Book 2017.

IPSASB consults on accounting for revenue and non-exchange expenses

23 Aug 2017

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published a consultation paper on potential recognition and measurement approaches for revenue and non-exchange expenses. The paper proposes updating existing IPSAS 23 'Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions (Taxes and Transfers)' as well as to replace current IPSAS dealing with revenue arising from exchange transactions and construction contracts with an IPSAS based on IFRS 15.

EFRAG endorsement status report 6 July 2017

06 Jul 2017

The endorsement status report has been updated to reflect that ARC voted in favour of endorsing amendments to IAS 7, amendments to IAS 12, and clarifications to IFRS 15. Final endorsement of these pronouncements is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Communiqué and report from the May 2017 Emerging Economies Group meeting

02 Jun 2017

The 13th meeting of the IASB's Emerging Economies Group (EEG) was held in Mumbai on 8-9 May 2017. For the first time ever, the IASB has published a full report from the meeting in addition to the usual communiqué.

Deloitte e-learning — IFRS 15

17 May 2017

This Deloitte e-learning module provides training in the background, scope and principles under IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers', and the application of this Standard. Topics covered include the principles for the recognition of revenue to the sale of goods, services, licenses, royalties, and any variable consideration or modifications to contracts; and guidance is provided on how these principles should be applied by using the new five step revenue recognition model.

Heads Up — Adopting the new revenue standard — Where do companies stand?

04 Apr 2017

This Heads Up discusses certain considerations related to implementing the FASB’s new revenue standard, "Revenue From Contracts With Customers." The discussion compares the results of a 2016 Deloitte-sponsored survey to previously reported results from Deloitte’s 2015 survey, in which respondents were asked various questions pertaining to their readiness to adopt the standard’s provisions.

Financial Reporting Alert 17-5 — SEC reemphasizes its continued focus on the new revenue standard, including advancing ICFR

04 Apr 2017

In a speech at the 13th Annual Life Sciences Accounting & Reporting Congress on March 21, 2017, SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker reminded registrants of the importance of implementing the FASB’s new revenue standard in a timely manner and of providing the transition disclosures required by SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) Topic 11.M (SAB 74) before adoption. Mr. Bricker also stressed the key role of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) in the standard’s successful implementation.

EFRAG endorsement status report 30 March 2017

31 Mar 2017

The endorsement status report has been updated to reflect that ARC votes and final endorsement that were still noted as "Q1 2017" are now expected in the second quarter of 2017.

CAQ publishes report on enhancing financial reporting to fight fraud

20 Mar 2017

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has released a report on addressing challenges for highly subjective and complex accounting areas as key for stemming fraud and reducing the number of restatements.

High-level recap of changes resulting from the application of IFRS 9 and IFRS 15

04 Jan 2017

The IASB has published 'IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 — one year to go' on its website.

FASB issues 13 technical corrections and improvements to its new revenue standard

22 Dec 2016

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU), “Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue From Contracts With Customers,” which make minor changes to the Board’s new revenue guidance which is converged with IFRS 15. This ASU is the result up two sets of technical corrections on revenue proposed by the FASB in May and in September this year.

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