EFRAG draft comment letter on the SMEIG Q&As

  • EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) (dk green) Image

04 Oct 2011

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued its draft comment letter on the SME Implementation Group's five questions and answer documents (Q&A) on draft guidance related to the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) published last week.

EFRAG recommends not issuing any of the Q&As since EFRAG is concerned that the SMEIG is not focusing on a limited number of pervasive issues when issuing Q&As, as specified in its terms of reference and operating procedures, but is creating rules in a principle-oriented environment.

The draft comment letter notes that four of the Q&As consider issues on which the requirements of the IFRS for SMEs seem clear, and the answer to the question raised in the last draft Q&A always seems to depend on the SME's specific circumstances and management's professional judgement.

Comments on the letter are invited by 18 November 2011. The draft comment letter can be downloaded via the press release on EFRAG's website.

Click for our earlier story on SME Implementation Group five questions and answer documents.

Correction list for hyphenation

These words serve as exceptions. Once entered, they are only hyphenated at the specified hyphenation points. Each word should be on a separate line.