SME Implementation Group report now available
The report containing the recommendations of the SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) on the proposals in ED/2013/9 Proposed amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
(the ED) is now available on our website, please click here
In July 2014 the staff prepared three papers for the SMEIG that detailed the feedback from respondents to the ED, and provided staff analysis and recommendations for how to address that feedback (view the staff papers
SMEIG members were asked to respond to a series of questions in those papers. The SMEIG’s responses to those questions were used as the starting point for developing the SMEIG report of recommendations to the IASB. More information about the development and approval of the SMEIG report is available in paragraphs 3-6 of the report.
More information about the SMEIG, including the staff papers and the SMEIG report, is available on the SMEIG
IASB begins its redeliberations of the proposals in the Exposure Draft
At its October 2014 meeting the IASB met to discuss comments raised by respondents to the ED about the following topics: the scope of the IFRS for SMEs
, options to use selected full IFRS accounting policies, and changes to IFRSs since the IFRS for SMEs
was published. At the meeting the staff also provided details of their outreach with users of financial statements.
At the meeting the IASB made the following tentative decisions (see the October 2014 IASB Update
for further information about the tentative decisions at the meeting):
not to delete or replace paragraph 1.5 of the IFRS for SMEs, which prohibits publicly accountable entities from stating compliance with the IFRS for SMEs. The IASB also expressed continued support for the articulation in paragraph BC29 of the ED of the IASB’s primary aim when developing the IFRS for SMEs.
- to add an option for SMEs to use the revaluation model for property, plant and equipment.
- not to include an option (or requirement) for development costs or borrowing costs to be capitalised on a similar basis to full IFRSs.
- to incorporate in the IFRS for SMEs the following changes in new and revised IFRSs issued since the ED was published:
- amend the definition of a related party in the ED to include a management entity providing key management personnel services, based on similar changes in Annual Improvements to IFRS 2010-2012 Cycle.
- to permit an SME to account for investments in subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entities in its separate financial statements using the equity method based on similar changes in Equity Method in Separate Financial Statements (Amendments to IAS 27).
The IASB decided that, other than as proposed in the ED it would not consider any other changes in new and revised IFRSs issued since the IFRS for SMEs
The IASB will continue discussing the issues raised by respondents to the ED at its next meeting.
To access the agenda papers and a recording of the October 2014 meeting, please click here
IFRS Foundation Education Initiative develops IFRS for SMEs case
study-based teaching material
The IFRS Foundation Education Initiative is developing a series of comprehensive Framework-based IFRS and IFRS for SMEs
teaching materials to assist IFRS teachers to educate IFRS learners more effectively. The material is designed to support IFRS teachers to develop in students the ability to make the judgements that are necessary to apply IFRS and the IFRS for SMEs
and to prepare students for lifelong learning.
For more information and to access the Framework-based teaching webpage, click here
The first two case studies in the IFRS for SMEs
part of this series are now available. These are:
Upcoming ‘train the trainers’ workshops
For more details, click here
25–27 November 2014
Darrel Scott (Chairman of the SME Implementation Group and IASB member) and Michael Wells (Director, IFRS Education Initiative, IASB)
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA) and the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI)
IFRS for SMEs translations: status report
Here is the current status of the IFRS for SMEs
translations that have been approved by the IFRS Foundation:
Albanian*, Arabic, Armenian*, Bosnian*, Bulgarian*, Chinese (simplified)*, Croatian*, Czech*, Estonian*, French*, Georgian, German, Hebrew*, Italian*, Japanese*, Kazakh*, Khmer*, Lithuanian*, Macedonian*, Mongolian*, Polish*, Portuguese*, Romanian*, Russian*, Serbian, Spanish*, Turkish* and Ukrainian*.
: Azeri and Turkmen.
*Available for free download here
(for translations not marked with an * please see our webshop
for details on how to purchase a hard copy).
Where to obtain IFRS for SMEs materials