The accounting standard IAS 17 sets out the relevant accounting policies and disclosures applied leases for both lessees and lessors. Find articles, books and online resources providing quick links to the standard, summaries, guidance and news of recent developments.
IAS 17 will be superseded by IFRS 16 as of 1 January 2019.
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Leases: operating or finance
Article published by the ACCA's Accounting and Business magazine in April 2012 and updated in September 2014 looking at IAS 17 and the classification of lease terms.
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