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11 Best fair value measurements under IFRS 13

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11 Best fair value measurements under IFRS 13 – Several IFRS standards provide guidance regarding the scope and application of the fair value option for assets and liabilities. Here they are from 1 to 11…….

1 Investments in associates and joint ventures

Investments held by venture capital organizations and the like are exempt from IAS 28’s requirements only when they are measured at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with IFRS 9. Changes in the fair value of such investments are recognized in profit or loss in the period of change.

The IASB acknowledged that fair value information is often readily available in venture capital organizations and entities in similar industries, even for start-up and … Read more

IAS 36 Best brilliant impairment of telecom assets

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IAS 36 Best brilliant impairment of telecom assets sets out the procedures that an entity should follow to ensure that it carries its assets at no more than thIAS 36 Best brilliant impairment of telecom assetseir recoverable amount. Recoverable amount is the higher of the amount to be realised through using or selling the asset.

Where the carrying amount exceeds the recoverable amount, the asset is impaired and an impairment loss must be recognised.

The standard details the circumstances when an impairment loss should be reversed, and also sets out required disclosures for impaired assets, impairment losses, reversals of impairment losses as well as key estimates and assumptions used in measuring the recoverable amounts of cash-generating units (CGUs) that contain goodwill or intangible … Read more

Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

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Investments in Joint Ventures Overview that is what this is……

An entity with joint control of an investee shall account for its investment in a joint venture using the equity method except when that investment qualifies for exemption in IAS 28. Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

The exemptions include:Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

  • if the entity is a parent that is exempt from preparing consolidated financial statements by the scope exception in paragraphs 4(a) of IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements; or Investments in Joint Ventures Overview
  • all of the following apply: Investments in Joint Ventures Overview
    1. the entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary, or is a partially-owned subsidiary of another entity and its other owners, including those
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IFRS 16 Leases

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IFRS 16 Leases Introduction

IFRS 16 Scope

IFRS 16 Leases was introduced by IASB in January 2016. IFRS 16 Leases is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Early adoption is allowed, but only in conjunction with IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers because significant interactions are likely. This standard will significantly change how lessees account for leases as it removes the distinction between operating and finance leases (around 85% of lease contracts are operating leases). For lessors, IFRS 16 will only have minor effects.

Preceding IFRS

IFRS 16 Leases replaces four standards and interpretations on leases, IAS 17 Leases, IFRIC 4 Determining when an Arrangement contains a Lease, SIC 15 … Read more

Fixed income Accounting for expected credit losses

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The ability to delay the recognition of credit losses on loans until there is evidence of a trigger event has been identified as one of the weaknesses in the incurred loss model outlined in Fixed income Accounting for expected credit lossesIAS 39 for Fixed income Accounting for expected credit losses. To tighten up the credit loss rules, a forward-looking impairment model has been built into IFRS 9 that is applicable for bonds classified as amortized cost or FVOCI. Reporting entities are required to make Expected Credit Losses (ECL) calculations for these bonds.

Generally, the loss allowance shall be calculated at an amount equal to the 12-month ECL unless there has been a significant increase in credit risk since the purchase date of the bond, … Read more

Reclassification of financial assets

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Reclassification of financial assets – This section looks at the circumstances in which financial assets are reclassified, and their measurement on reclassification. Financial liabilities cannot be reclassified. [IFRS 9 4.4.2]

Reclassification of financial assets – requirements

Under IFRS 9, reclassification of financial assets is required if, and only if, the objective of the entity’s business model for managing those financial assets changes. [IFRS 9 4.4.1] Reclassification of financial assets

Such changes are expected to be very infrequent, and are determined by the entity’s senior management as a result of external or internal changes. These changes have to be significant to the entity’s operations and demonstrable to external parties. Accordingly, a change in … Read more

Example impairment and revaluation of a building

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Example impairment and revaluation of a building – On January 1, 2005 OwnPlus Inc. purchased a building for €2 million. Its estimated useful life at that date was 20 years and the company uses the straight-line depreciation method.

On December 31, 2009 the government embarked on a plan to construct a fly-over adjacent to the building and the related installation reduced the access to the building thereby decreasing the value of the building. TheExample impairment and revaluation of a building company estimated that it can sell the company for €1 million but it has to incur costs of €50,000. Alternatively, it if continues to use it the present value of the net cash flows the building will help in generating is €1.2 million.

The … Read more

The way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

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This is the way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, introducing the why? for this new IFRS standard. In July 2014 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published the 4th and final version of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.

The way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

This was the conclusion of a major project started in 2002 as part of the Norwalk Agreement (WIKI) between the IASB and US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as a long term reform of financial instrument accounting.

The project had been divided into three phases in order to allow a step by step approach. Once a phase was completed, the corresponding chapters were created in IFRS 9 and withdrawn from IAS … Read more

Interest-free term loan No bank debt

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Interest-free term loan No bank debt is a case covering several interesting accounting issues under IFRS 9:

  • Initial recognition, recalculating interest-free to an imputed effective interest and classification of capital contribution,
  • Classification of the loan as at amortised costs (business model test and SPPI test),
  • Impairment triggering Interest-free term loan No bank debt
  • Credit stage assessment (Stage 1, Stage 2 or Stage 3)
  • Default assessment Interest-free term loan No bank debt

THE CASE

Parent A advances an unsecured loan for €1m to Subsidiary B on 1 January 2018 with the following terms:

  • 0% interest (assume that a market rate of interest for a similar loan is estimated at 7%);
  • €1m repayable in 5
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