Disclosure Initiative: Proposed amendments to IAS 1 (Last date for sending comments: June 15, 2014). 

IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements prescribes the basis for presentation of general purpose financial statements to ensure comparability both with the entity’s financial statements of previous periods and with the financial statements of other entities. It sets out overall requirements for the presentation of financial statements, guidelines for their structure and minimum requirements for their content.

This Exposure Draft is the result of one of the short-term projects under the Disclosure Initiative. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published this Exposure Draft of proposed amendments to IAS 1 which proposes narrow-focus clarifying amendments to IAS 1 to address some of the concerns expressed about existing presentation and disclosure requirements and to ensure entities are able to use judgement when applying that Standard.

Invitation to comment

ASB invites comments on the Exposure Draft from the public. The downloadable version of the draft is available at:

http://www.ifrs.org/Current-Projects/IASB-Projects/Amendments-to-IAS-1/ED-March-2014/Documents/ED-Disclosure-Initiative-Amendments-IAS-1-March-2014.pdf

Comments would be most helpful if they indicate the specific paragraph or group of paragraphs to which they relate, contain a clear rationale and, where applicable, provide a suggestion for alternative wording.

Comments should be submitted in writing to the Secretary, Accounting Standards Board, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi-110002, so as to be received not later than June 15, 2014. Comments can be sent by e-mail at asb@icai.in or commentsasb@icai.in.

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