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IASB issues amendments to IAS 16 regarding proceeds before intended use

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14 May 2020

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published 'Property, Plant and Equipment — Proceeds before Intended Use (Amendments to IAS 16)' regarding proceeds from selling items produced while bringing an asset into the location and condition necessary for it to be capable of operating in the manner intended by management.

 

Background

The issue was initially raised with the IFRS Interpretations Committee that had originally intended to develop an interpretation of IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment to deal with it. However, during the course of discussions the Committee concluded that a narrow-scope amendment to IAS 16 would be a better solution. The IASB developed an exposure draft published in June 2017 and has now finalised the amendments.

 

Changes

Property, Plant and Equipment — Proceeds before Intended Use (Amendments to IAS 16) amends the standard to prohibit deducting from the cost of an item of property, plant and equipment any proceeds from selling items produced while bringing that asset to the location and condition necessary for it to be capable of operating in the manner intended by management. Instead, an entity recognises the proceeds from selling such items, and the cost of producing those items, in profit or loss.

 

Effective date and transition

The amendments published today are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2022. Early application is permitted. An entity applies the amendments retrospectively only to items of property, plant and equipment that are brought to the location and condition necessary for them to be capable of operating in the manner intended by management on or after the beginning of the earliest period presented in the financial statements in which the entity first applies the amendments.

 

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