The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has today issued amendments to the IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard—the Standard for companies that do not have public accountability.
The amendments to the IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard are based on the amendments to IAS 12 Income Taxes issued in May 2023. These amendments have resulted from the introduction of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Pillar Two model rules. This out-of-cycle amendment follows urgent calls from affected stakeholders.
Companies can benefit from the temporary exception in this amendment immediately. They are required to provide the disclosures set out in the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023.
Andreas Barckow, Chair of the IASB, said:
This amendment aims to provide SMEs that may be subject to Pillar Two model rules with the same temporary relief that is granted to companies applying full IFRS Accounting Standards, while ensuing that users of SMEs' financial reports receive the information they need.
The IASB’s Press Release can be accessed at https://www.ifrs.org/.
29 September 2023