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IAS 15 INFORMATION REFLECTING THE EFFECTS OF CHANGING PRICES Withdrawn
IAS 15 INFORMATION REFLECTING THE EFFECTS OF CHANGING PRICES
HISTORY OF IAS 15
Exposure Draft E6 Accounting Treatment of Changing Prices
IAS 6 Accounting Responses to Changing Prices
1 January 1978
Effective date of IAS 6
Exposure Draft E17 Information Reflecting the Effects of Changing Prices
IAS 15 Information Reflecting the Effects of Changing Prices superseded IAS 6
1 January 1983
Effective date of IAS 15 (1981)
IASC Board voted to make the IAS 15 disclosures optional and added a statement to that effect at the front of IAS 15
IASB tentatively decided to withdraw IAS 15
Withdrawn effective 1 January 2005
SUMMARY OF IAS 15
In October 1989 IAS 15 Was Made Optional
In October 1989, the IASC issued a Board Statement making IAS 15 optional, not mandatory. IASC granted that exemption because of the failure to reach an international consensus on the disclosure of information reflecting the effects of changing prices. However, enterprises are encouraged to disclose information reflecting the effects of changing prices and, where they do so, to disclose the items required by IAS 15.
In December 2003, the IASB withdrew IAS 15 as part of its Improvements Project, effective 1 January 2005.
Objective of IAS 15
The objective of IAS 15 is to specify disclosures reflecting the effects of changing prices on the measurements used in the determination of an enterprise's results of operations and its financial position.
IAS 15 applies to enterprises whose levels of revenue, profit, assets or employment are significant in the economic environment in which they operate. When both parent and consolidated financial statements are presented, the information specified by IAS 15 need be presented only on a consolidated basis. [IAS 15.3]
Method for Reflecting Changing Prices
The enterprise must select one of two broad accounting methods for reflecting the effects of changing prices: [IAS 15.8]
General purchasing power approach. Restate financial statements for changes in the general price level.
Current cost approach. Measure balance sheet items at replacement cost. IAS 15 allows a variety of methods of adjusting income under the current cost approach.
What Should Be Disclosed
The following items should be disclosed, at a minimum, based on the chosen method for reflecting the effects of changing prices: [IAS 15.21-23]
Adjustment to depreciation
Adjustment to cost of sales
Adjustments relating to monetary items
The overall effect on net income of the above three items
Current cost of property, plant and equipment and of inventories, if the current cost approach is used
Description of the methods used to compute the above adjustments
The disclosures can be made on a supplementary basis or in the primary financial statements. [IAS 15.24]