IFRS 16 – findings and expectations…

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council recently issued a report on its “thematic review” of disclosures in the first year of application of IFRS 16 Leases. Here’s how the news release summed it up: The FRC found that most companies provided a good explanation of the impact of adopting IFRS 16, which applies for the first…

Just when you didn’t think IFRS could get any better…it does!

The IASB recently issued Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018-2020. There are only four items (proving once again that it was almost perfect already). Here they are. Financial instruments IFRS 9 regards an exchange of debt instruments with substantially different terms between an existing borrower and a lender as an extinguishment of the original financial liability…

Covid-19-related rent concessions – ready to apply!

The IASB has issued Covid-19-related rent concessions, amendments to IFRS 16, effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after June 1, 2020, with earlier application permitted. This is how the accompanying news release summed it up: The amendment exempts lessees from having to consider individual lease contracts to determine whether rent concessions occurring as…

Adopting IFRS 15 and 16 at once – double trouble!

Kinaxis Inc. provides a recent example of a company simultaneously applying both IFRS 15 and (voluntarily in advance of the effective date) IFRS 16. The company “is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables its customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations.” Here’s how it presented the…

New leasing standard: it’s low value, so what else do you want?

Issues arising in applying the IFRS 16.5 concession that an issuer not apply its requirements to leases for which “the underlying asset is of low value…” We previously discussed this here, providing some of the IASB’s underlying thinking:  “…many lessees expressed concerns about the costs of applying the requirements of IFRS 16 to leases that are…