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Press release: IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to requirements for sale and leaseback transactions

Published: Sep 2022

22nd September 2022 – The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has today issued amendments to IFRS 16 Leases, which add to requirements explaining how a company accounts for a sale and leaseback after the date of the transaction.

Newspaper press release

A sale and leaseback is a transaction for which a company sells an asset and leases that same asset back for a period of time from the new owner.

IFRS 16 includes requirements on how to account for a sale and leaseback at the date the transaction takes place. However, IFRS 16 had not specified how to measure the transaction when reporting after that date. The amendments issued today add to the sale and leaseback requirements in IFRS 16, thereby supporting the consistent application of the Accounting Standard.

These amendments will not change the accounting for leases other than those arising in a sale and leaseback transaction.

IFRS Digital Subscribers and IFRS Digital and Print subscribers can download the document from the Standards Navigator and the Lease Liability in a Sale and Leaseback project page. IFRS Digital and Print subscribers will be sent a printed copy of the document, and printed copies will also be available to order from the Web Shop.

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