Impairment Test in the Covid-19 Pandemic
Here we are, another year comes closer to its and – and what a year! Pandemic entered into our lives in early 2020 and we all must admit it – this was totally new experience, since only older generations can remember similar situation. Yes, it…
Can you capitalize demolition cost under IFRS?
If you acquired land with some old building and you plan to demolish that building, how should you treat the demolition cost and the carrying amount of old building? Can you capitalize it to the new asset? Or expense it? It depends…
How to deal with different useful lives of PPE within the group?
How to handle the situation when the parent requires subsidiary to apply different depreciation rates or useful lives than in the local legislation.
Example: Cash flow projections and value in use under IAS 36
In my last article, I tried to outline the main things to consider and to avoid when preparing the cash flow projections for the impairment tests under IAS 36. Here let’s illustrate the theory and show the numerical example of making cash flow projections for…
How to Make Cash Flow Projections for Impairment Testing under IAS 36
Impairment tests are one of the most judgmental areas in IFRS. It is all about estimating, judging, evaluating and forecasting. Sometimes it is almost like fortune telling, isn’t it? When I audited a few companies, I really disliked going through their impairment tests because all…
How to account for free assets received under IFRS
The best things in life are free… … at least that’s what Janet Jackson sang in one of her top hits. However, when your company receives some free assets, then the question is: Are they really received at no cost and no strings attached? Is…
IFRS 2019 Update: Major changes you should be aware of
Here we go again – another year has started and a number of changes or amendments of IFRS came into effect. I am pretty sure that you are aware of the biggest ones like new IFRS 16, but let me sum up all the new…
035: How to determine the fair value of a machine?
Market prices of most non-financial assets are usually not available, because these assets might be outdated or highly customized or simply not traded on the market. How do you set the fair value of these assets in this case? Learn here!
030: How to deal with capex threshold for property, plant and equipment?
What happens when you buy lots of assets below your capex threshold, but still high expense? And, should you revise your capex threshold retrospectively? Learn here!
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