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IAS 17 will be superseded by IFRS 16 as of 1 January 2019.
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IAS 17 – Leases
Timeline and summary from Deloitte IAS Plus, with information on related interpretations and amendments under consideration.
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IFRS 16 Leases: articles and resources
Our new hub contains a suite of resources covering IFRS 16, which sets out the principles that both lessees and lessors apply to provide relevant information about leases. This hub contains a range of articles and extracts from various sources, including a special publication 'IFRS 16 Leases: Putting theory into practice' exploring the IASB's new leases standards. Delegates for the joint ICAEW and IFRS Foundation virtual conference, taking place on 10 October 2017, can download a copy of this report.
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IFRS 2017: Interpretation and application of IFRS standards
Erwin Bakker (2017)
This Wiley guide has been fully updated to help practitioners apply and comply with the latest international financial reporting standards. It provides detailed guidance along with illustrative examples. The chapter on leases covers:
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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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