The 2023 edition of the publication has been updated for changes to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that were published between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.
The publication now covers 31 March 2022, 30 June 2022, 30 September 2022, 31 December 2022 and 31 March 2023 financial year ends.
A briefing for preparers of IFRS financial statements
Identifying the changes that will affect you
The effective dates table in the article has been colour coded to help entities planning for a specific financial reporting year end, and identifies:
- changes mandatorily effective for the first time
- changes not yet effective
- changes already in effect.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF NEW STANDARDS
Various: Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Phase 2 (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16) - 1 January 2021
IFRS 16: Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (Amendment to IFRS 16) - 1 April 2021
IFRS 3: References to the Conceptual Framework (Amendments to IFRS 3) - 1 January 2022
IAS 16: Proceeds before intended use (Amendments to IAS 16) - 1 January 2022
IAS 37: Onerous Contracts – Cost of Fulfilling a Contract (Amendments to IAS 37) - 1 January 2022
IFRS 1, IFRS 9, IFRS 16 and IAS 41: Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018-2020 Cycle (Amendments to IFRS 1, IFRS 9, IFRS 16, IAS 41) - 1 January 2022
IFRS 17: Amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts including the Extension of the Temporary Exemption from Applying IRFS 9 (Amendments to IFRS 4) - 1 January 2023
IFRS 12: Deferred Tax related to Assets and Liabilities arising from a Single Transaction (Amendments to IAS 12) - 1 January 2023
IFRS 17: Initial Application of IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 – Comparative Information (Amendment to IFRS 17) - 1 January 2023
IAS 8: Definition of Accounting Estimates (Amendments to IAS 8) - 1 January 2023
IAS 1: Disclosure of Accounting Policies (Amendments to IAS 1 and Practice Statement 2) - 1 January 2023
IAS 1:Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-current (Amendments to IAS 1) - 1 January 2024
IAS 16: Lease Liability in a Sale and Leaseback (Amendments to IFRS 16) - 1 January 2024
IAS 1: Non-current Liabilities with Covenants (Amendments to IAS 1) - 1 January 2024
Where a change is not yet mandatorily effective for a particular year end, it may still be possible for an entity to adopt it early (depending on local legislation and the ability to be able to fully comply with all the requirements).
Where a change has been made but an entity is yet to apply it, certain disclosures are required to be made under IAS 8 ‘Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors’. Disclosures required include the fact that the new or amended Standard or Interpretation has been issued but it has not yet been applied, and known or reasonably estimable information relevant to assessing its possible impact on the financial statements in the period of initial application.
Identifying the commercial significance of the changes in the publication
For each change covered in the publication, we have included a box on its commercial implications. These sections focus on two questions:
- how many entities will be affected?
- what will be the impact on affected entities?
A traffic light system indicates our assessment of the answers to these questions.