The accounting standard IAS 8 explains the criteria required for selecting and changing accounting policies and sets out the accounting treatment and disclosures required for changes and corrections to estimates or errors. Find articles, books and online resources providing quick links to the standard, summaries, guidance and news of recent developments.
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IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors
IASB technical summary, as issued at 1 January 2014.
IAS 8 – Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors
Timeline and summary from Deloitte IAS Plus, with information on related interpretations and amendments under consideration.
Accounting policies, accounting estimates and errors
Topic summary provided by PwC, giving latest developments and overview, a summary of the standard and links to relevant resources.
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IAS 8: Disclosures of standards not yet adopted, and the effect of EU endorsement
May 2007 issue of BDO's International Financial Reporting Bulletin.
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