Pre-meeting summaries for the March 2020 IFRS Interpretations Committee meeting

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27 Feb 2020

The IFRS Interpretations Committee will meet on 3 March 2020 to discuss four issues. [Note: The agenda has been updated to reflect an earlier start time by two hours.]

Item for Continuing Discussion

IFRS 16 Leases—Sale and leaseback with variable payments (Agenda Paper 2): As requested by Committee members in the November meeting, the staff analyse the seller-lessee's subsequent accounting for the liability arising from a sale and leaseback transaction. The staff recommend that, regarding the accounting of such a sale and leaseback transaction at the date of the transaction, the Committee not develop an Interpretation. However, they do recommend that the IASB propose an Annual Improvement that clarifies how the seller-lessee measures the lease liability.

New Issue

IAS 12 Income Taxes—Deferred tax related to a subsidiary's undistributed profits (Agenda Paper 3): Should an entity recognise deferred tax for the temporary differences arising from undistributed profits of a subsidiary? The staff think that deferred tax should be recognised and recommend that the Committee publish a tentative agenda decision explaining why neither an interpretation of, or amendment to, IAS 12 is necessary.

Agenda Decisions to Finalise

IAS 21 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates and IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies—Translation of a hyperinflationary foreign operation (Agenda Paper 4): The staff recommend finalising all three agenda decisions, with some amended wording.

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers—Training costs to fulfil a contract (Agenda Paper 5): The staff recommend finalising an amended agenda decision to confirm that training costs incurred by a supplier in relation to revenue contracts are in the scope of IAS 38 and must be expensed as incurred.

Work in progress (Agenda Paper 6)

There are no new matters that have not yet been presented to the Committee.

The full agenda for the meeting can be found here. We will update this page for any changes to the agenda and our Deloitte pre-meet­ing summaries for the meeting as they become available.

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