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IFRS Taxonomy 2010

IFRS Taxonomy 2010 files

General information


XBRL International recognition statusAcknowledged
Date issuedThe IFRS Taxonomy 2010 release date is set to 2010-04-30

The taxonomy release data is aligned with the IASB time line for the issue of:
(1) The IFRSs published in the 2010 IFRS Bound Volume
(2) The IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs) published on 9 July 2009
Issued byIFRS Foundation
ScopeThe IFRS Taxonomy represents International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), including International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Interpretations, as issued by the IASB at 1 January 2010 and the IFRS for SMEs published on 9 July 2009
Project historyFor more information on the development of the IFRS Taxonomy 2010, please click here

Technical information


XBRL versionXBRL Specification 2.1 dated 2003-12-31 (Recommendation) with errata from 2008-07-02 and Dimensions 1.0 Specification dated 2006-09-18 with errata from 2009-09-07
Recommended namespace prefixifrs
Taxonomy architecturePublished as part of The IFRS Taxonomy Guide
Relationship to other XBRL DTSsThis is the core IFRS Taxonomy, which forms a base for IFRS extensions
Tools usedThe IFRS Taxonomy 2010 has been built with an in-house developed tool (the IFRS Foundation Taxonomy Builder) and with other products

Official taxonomy files


Taxonomy packageTo download the DTS package, please  click here [ZIP, 971 KB]
Taxonomy root URL
Deprecated schemaTo download the deprecated schema, please click here [ZIP, 211 KB]
Please note: the deprecated schema is not available from the above web location (ie the taxonomy rool URL)

Other taxonomy files


Documentation of changesTo download the documentation of changes (ie versioning report), please click here[ZIP, 65.6 KB, file updated on 24 September 2010]
Sample instance documents*To download the sample instance documents, please click here [ZIP, 80 KB]
To download the iXBRL (Inline XBRL) sample instance documents, please click here [ZIP, 25 KB]

*These sample instance documents contain artificial numbers which may be erroneous.

Contact us

  • IFRS Foundation XBRL Team
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 6410


This taxonomy has not been developed or reviewed at any time by members of the IASB, nor does the Board endorse it in any way.

The IFRS Foundation has put in place a formal due process procedure and every effort is made to ensure that the IFRS Foundation�s XBRL activities comply with this due process procedure. Whilst all reasonable endeavors have been made to ensure the accuracy of the Taxonomy and compliance with due process, neither the IFRS Foundation, the IASB, XBRL International, nor any other associated entity accept any responsibility for loss caused to any person who acts or refrains from acting in reliance on the material in the Taxonomy, whether such loss is caused by negligence or otherwise.

The Taxonomy is intended to be used to assist the electronic mediation of financial reporting data prepared according to IFRS.

The IFRS Taxonomy 2010 defines the XBRL standard for IFRS elements, but in no way defines IFRS or adds to it. It does not define how financial statements are presented, viewed or formatted, or what must be disclosed in IFRS financial statements.

The materials contained herein are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute accounting or other professional advice. An XBRL taxonomy, including the IFRS Taxonomy 2010, is not intended to be used as a chart of accounts. Nor is it to be used as a GAAP-converter or GAAP-comparison tool.

This release of the IFRS Taxonomy 2010 is as final. Comments from the general public may be submitted. As a result of comments received and by virtue of the fact that the taxonomy is developed using a technology that is still evolving � the taxonomy is expected to change in the future.