The New Leases Standard

Last Updated Friday, July 14, 2017 9:53:52 AM

The New Leases Standard

 The New Leases Standard
 (IFRS 16 – Leases)

In January 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued IFRS 16. IFRS 16 will replaces the previous standards IAS 17 Leases; IFRIC 4 Determining whether an Arrangement contains a Lease; SIC-15 Operating Leases—Incentives; and SIC-27 Evaluating the Substance of Transactions Involving the Legal Form of a Lease. IFRS 16 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Earlier application is permitted for entities that apply IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers at or before the date of initial application of IFRS 16.

Access IFRS 16 from eIFRS

Implementation issues

Have you started considering the potential impact of IFRS 16 ?If so, you are invited to submit questions arising during your implementation exercise to SAICA at . Questions should be submitted only if:

  1. they indicate that IFRS 16 can be applied in different ways that are expected to result in diversity in practice; and
  2. the question is expected to be relevant to a wide range of stakeholders.

Any question submitted should include a detailed description of the possible ways in which IFRS 16 could be applied.


July 2016

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July 2015

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February 2015

August 2014

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April 2014

September 2013

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May 2013

Also access the IASB website for the latest news on the new leases standard.

SAICA seminars and events on IFRS 16


Exposure Drafts and SAICA submission on the Leases standard

Access the following proposed Leases standard and the SAICA submission on the proposed pronouncement from here

  • ED 332 – Leases

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