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IFRIC 22 — Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration

References

  • IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors
  • IAS 21 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

 

History of IFRIC 22

Date Development Comments
November 2014 Added to the Interpretations Committee's agenda
21 October 2015 DI/2015/2 Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration published Comment deadline 19 January 2016
8 December 2016 IFRIC 22 Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration issued Effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018

 

Summary of IFRIC 22

Issue

IFRIC 22 clarifies the accounting for transactions that include the receipt or payment of advance consideration in a foreign currency.

Scope

The Interpretation covers foreign currency transactions when an entity recognises a non-monetary asset or non-monetary liability arising from the payment or receipt of advance consideration before the entity recognises the related asset, expense or income. It does not apply when an entity measures the related asset, expense or income on initial recognition at fair value ot at the fair value of the consideration received ot payed at a date other than the date of initial recognition of the non-monetary asset or non-monetary liability. Also, the Interpretation need not be applied to income taxes, insurance contracts or reinsurance contracts.

Consensus

  • The date of the transaction, for the purpose of determining the exchange rate, is the date of initial recognition of the non-monetary prepayment asset or deferred income liability.
  • If there are multiple payments or receipts in advance, a date of transaction is established for each payment or receipt.

Effective date

IFRIC 22 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. Earlier application is permitted.

Transition

On initial application, entities apply the interpretation either:

  • retrospectively in accordance with IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors; or
  • prospectively to all foreign currency assets, expenses and income in the scope of the interpretation initially recognised on or after the beginning of the reporting period an entity first applies the interpretation in or the beginning of a prior reporting period presented as comparative information.

Correction list for hyphenation

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