Proposed amendments to IFRS 15 clarify four key aspects of the new revenue standard.
Users and preparers of financial statements have said they find aspects of IFRS 15's revenue requirements unclear.
The FASB plans several detailed exposure drafts, but the IASB expects to issue just this one set of targeted amendments.
Our suite of publications can help you to understand the proposals and the possible impacts for your business – from high-level visual summary to detailed commentary.
“When the Boards published their new joint standard, on revenue recognition we said that the real work was just beginning – and so it has proved. The new standard has been the subject of intense scrutiny and interpretative focus, years before it becomes effective.”
Both the IASB and the FASB are addressing:
but each is proposing different clarifications.
The FASB is also proposing clarifications on sales taxes, collectibility and non-cash consideration.
However, while the two Boards are taking slightly different approaches to clarifying the requirements, they do not expect to see significant differences in practice.
Now that the IASB’s proposals are out, the big question is how they might affect your implementation plan.
If you would like to discuss the possible impacts for your business, please speak with your usual KPMG contact.
You have until 28 October 2015 to provide your comments on the proposals to the IASB.
Our publication New on the Horizon: Clarifications to IFRS 15 can help you assess the potential impact of the proposed changes on your business, and how to respond to the IASB.
We will continue to report on significant developments and further decisions by the IASB on the new revenue standard. Visit our IFRS – Revenue hot topics page.
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