Exposure Draft of Interest Rate Benchmark Reform – Phase 2 (Amendments to Ind AS 109, Ind AS 107 and Ind AS 116)

Accounting Standards Board
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
29th October, 2020

Globally, many jurisdictions have been taking steps for replacing existing Interbank offered rates (IBORs) with some alternate benchmark rates as a result of recommendations of Financial Stability Board. In this regard, IASB identified two groups of accounting issues that could affect financial reporting due to the reform:

Project Phase Amendment in IFRS by IASB Developments in India (Ind AS)
Phase 1- Pre-replacement issues
Issues affecting financial reporting in the period during which there is uncertainty about contractual cash flows arising from the reform
Sep 2019: Amendments to:

IFRS 9, Financial Instruments

IFRS 7, Financial Instruments: Disclosures

IAS 39, Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement

Corresponding amendments have been notified by MCA in Ind As 109 and Ind AS 107 that are effective from April 1, 2020:
Phase 2- Replacement issues
Issues affecting financial reporting when the uncertainty about contractual cash flows is resolved and hedging relationships are affected as a result of the reform.
Aug 2020: Amendments to provide practical expedient for particular changes to contractual cash flows and relief from specific hedge accounting requirements:

IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IAS 39, IFRS 4, Insurance Contracts and IFRS 16, Leases are amended

Corresponding amendments in Ind AS 109, Ind AS 107 and Ind AS 116 are proposed to be made effective from April 1, 2021.

Accordingly, Exposure Draft on Interest Rate Benchmark Reform – Phase 2 (Amendments to Ind AS 109, Ind AS 107 and Ind AS 116) has been issued with the last date of comments being November 30, 2020 which can be accessed at the below link: https://www.icai.org/resource/61633asb50164.pdf

Further, comments on the abovementioned Exposure Draft may be submitted through any of the following modes:

1. Electronically: Click on http://www.icai.org/comments/asb/ to submit comment online (Preferred method)
2. Email: Comments can be sent to: commentsasb@icai.in
3. Postal: Secretary, Accounting Standards Board,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100,
Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi 110 002

Further clarifications on this Exposure Draft may be sought by e-mail to asb@icai.in.

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