On 14 March 2019, the European Commission endorsed the Annual Improvements (cycle 2015–2017) for use in the EU. The EU effective date is the same as the IASB’s effective date (annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019). Earlier application is permitted.
These Annual Improvements were issued in December 2017. We brought detail information in the Accounting in February 2018. The Annual Improvements include amendments to four IFRSs, which have been summarised below.
IAS 12 Income Taxes
The amendments clarify that an entity should recognise the income tax consequences of dividends in profit or loss, other comprehensive income or equity according to where the entity originally recognised the transactions that generated the distributable profits. This is the case irrespective of whether different tax rates apply to distributed and undistributed profits.
IAS 23 Borrowing Costs
The amendments clarify that if any specific borrowing remains outstanding after the related asset is ready for its intended use or sale, that borrowing becomes part of the funds that an entity borrows generally when calculating the capitalisation rate on general borrowings.
IFRS 3 Business Combinations
The amendments to IFRS 3 clarify that when an entity obtains control of a business that is a joint operation, the entity applies the requirements for a business combination achieved in stages, including remeasuring its previously held interest (PHI) in the joint operation at fair value. The PHI to be remeasured includes any unrecognised assets, liabilities and goodwill relating to the joint operation.
IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements
The amendments to IFRS 11 clarify that when a party that participates in, but does not have joint control of, a joint operation that is a business obtains joint control of such a joint operation, the entity does not remeasure its PHI in the joint operation.
Effective date and transition requirements
All the amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 and generally require prospective application. Earlier application is permitted.
The article is part of dReport – March 2019, Accounting news.