IASB issues package of narrow-scope amendments to IFRS Standards

Released 14 May 2020

The International Accounting Standards Board (IFRS) has issued several small amendments to IFRS Standards.

The package of amendments includes narrow-scope amendments to three Standards as well as the Board’s Annual Improvements, which are changes that clarify the wording or correct minor consequences, oversights or conflicts between requirements in the Standards.

The amendments are as follows:

Amendments to IFRS 3 Business Combinations update a reference in IFRS 3 to the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting without changing the accounting requirements for business combinations.

Amendments to IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment prohibit a company from deducting from the cost of property, plant and equipment amounts received from selling items produced while the company is preparing the asset for its intended use. Instead, a company will recognise such sales proceeds and related cost in profit or loss.

Amendments to IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets specify which costs a company includes when assessing whether a contract will be loss-making.

Annual Improvements make minor amendments to IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IAS 41 Agriculture, and the Illustrative Examples accompanying IFRS 16 Leases.

All amendments are effective 1 January 2022.

Further information, including a link to the amendments, can be found at https://www.ifrs.org/news-and-events/2020/05/iasb-issues-package-of-narrow-scope-amendments-to-ifrs-standards/.

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