"Beyond the GAAP" Newsletters in English
Insights Newsletters IFRS Newsletters
"Beyond the GAAP" Newsletters in English
You can read here our "Beyond the GAAP" Newsletters published by Mazars in English. The purpose of these newsletters is to keep readers informed of accounting developments.
Beyond the GAAP no. 176 - April 2023
Less than six months after launching the standard-setting project, the IASB seems well on the way to finalising the amendments to IAS 12 that will introduce a temporary exception to the recognition of deferred taxes resulting from the implementation of the OECD Pillar Two rules. The IASB acknowledged the timely and helpful feedback from stakeholders on its proposed amendments and, at the end of a supplementary meeting dedicated to the project, finally elected to simplify the disclosure requirements compared with its initial proposal. This was arguably the most practical solution to ensure rapid finalisation of the amendments, which was important to all stakeholders.
Beyond the GAAP no. 175 - March 2023
With the first requirements of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) coming into effect from 1 January 2024, some questions have arisen in the short term regarding the content of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) that companies must apply in this context. The European Commission (EC) has recently stated that it plans to reduce the reporting burden on companies by 25% by the autumn. This covers all reporting, not solely sustainability information, but no further details have been provided as yet on how this will be achieved.
Beyond the GAAP no. 174 - February 2023
At its monthly meeting in February 2023, the IASB continued its discussions on the Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity project (FICE) and reached a number of tentative decisions, which we discuss in detail in this issue. Readers will recall that this project, based on a discussion paper published in June 2018, is intended to clarify the principles of IAS 32, to address the issues of its practical application and to improve disclosures. The exposure draft is expected in the second half of 2023.
Beyond the GAAP no. 173 - January 2023
With the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) coming into effect on 5 January 2023, EU countries can now begin the work of transposing it into national law. In practice, the member states have until 6 July 2024 to transpose the CSRD and to specify certain requirements of the new directive, which some large companies will have to apply from 1 January 2024.
Beyond the GAAP no. 172 - December 2022
As 2022 gives way to 2023, the whole editorial team at Beyond the GAAP would like to wish you all the best for the coming year! While there will probably still be much to discuss on the accounting front, there is sure to be even more activity in terms of sustainability reporting, both at European and international level. In particular, the European Commission is expected to endorse the delegated acts on sector-agnostic ESRS by 30 June 2023.
Beyond the GAAP no. 171 - November 2022
As 2022 year-end closing approaches, we present our traditional overview of the new standards and amendments applicable at 31 December. Once again, no major new standards have been published this year, but disclosures are required on the impact of standards issued by the IASB but not yet effective, particularly for insurers in view of the entry into force of IFRS 17 on 1 January 2023.
Beyond the GAAP no. 170 - October 2022
On 28 October, the EU’s financial markets regulator, ESMA, published its European Common Enforcement Priorities for the annual financial and non-financial reporting for 2022.
Beyond the GAAP no. 169 - September 2022
In September, the IASB issued amendments to IFRS 16 on leases to clarify the subsequent measurement of a lease liability arising from sale and leaseback transactions where the lease payments are variable and not dependent on an index or rate. As requested by stakeholders, the IASB has ultimately provided no clarification on how to measure the proportion of the seller-lessee's retained interest in the asset. This issue of Beyond the GAAP presents the details of this amendment, which has been expected for several months.
Beyond the GAAP no. 168- July - August 2022
The comment period for EFRAG’s public consultation on its first set of 13 draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs) closed on 8 August. EFRAG’s Sustainability Reporting Board, supported by its Technical Expert Group, now has to analyse the more than 750 responses received in order to submit the final version of its draft standards to the European Commission by next November. The EC will then adopt the final standards in June 2023 by means of a Delegated Act. The timetable for implementation by entities will be finalised by the adoption of the CSRD, which is expected by the end of the year.
Beyond the GAAP no. 167- June 2022
On 22 June, and after political negotiations, the European Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a slightly revised version of the European Commission's initial proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), published in April 2021. In this issue, Beyond the GAAP presents the highlights of this provisional agreement so far, bearing in mind that the final text is due to be published in a few days’ or weeks’ time.