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IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 Impairment of Assets

 29 May 2013


The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) today published Recoverable Amount Disclosures for Non-Financial Assets (Amendments to IAS 36).  These narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 Impairment of Assets address the disclosure of information about the recoverable amount of impaired assets if that amount is based on fair value less costs of disposal. 

When developing IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement, the IASB decided to amend IAS 36 to require disclosures about the recoverable amount of impaired assets.  The amendments published today clarify the IASB’s original intention: that the scope of those disclosures is limited to the recoverable amount of impaired assets that is based on fair value less costs of disposal.

The amendments are to be applied retrospectively for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2014.  Earlier application is permitted for periods when the entity has already applied IFRS 13.

 

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