IPSASB Issues IPSAS 44, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

IPSAS 44 has an effective date of January 1, 2025. Earlier application is permitted.

May 04, 2022 | New York, New York | English

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® has issued International Public Sector Accounting Standard® (IPSAS®) 44, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations.

IPSAS 44 is based on International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS®) 5, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations. The new IPSAS specifies the accounting for assets held for sale and the presentation and disclosure of discontinued operations. IPSAS 44 includes additional public sector requirements, in particular, the disclosure of the fair value of assets held for sale that are measured at their carrying amounts, when the carrying amount is materially lower than their fair value.

“This standard fills a gap in the IPSAS suite by providing guidance on how to account for public sector assets that are held for sale on commercial terms,” said IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers. “Adding guidance on this topic is important from a public interest perspective, as it ensures transparency and accountability when decisions to sell public sector assets have been taken.”

IPSAS 44 has an effective date of January 1, 2025. Earlier application is permitted.

How to Access

To access IPSAS 44, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations and its summary At-a-Glance document visit the IPSASB website. The IPSASB encourages IFAC members, associates, and Network Partners to promote the availability of IPSAS 44, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations to their members and employees.

About the IPSASB

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) works to strengthen public financial management globally through developing and maintaining accrual-based International Public Sector Accounting Standards® (IPSAS®) and other high-quality financial reporting guidance for use by governments and other public sector entities. It also raises awareness of IPSAS and the benefits of accrual adoption. The Board receives support from the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the New Zealand External Reporting Board, and the governments of Canada and New Zealand. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact permissions@ifac.org.

About the Public Interest Committee

The governance and standard-setting activities of the IPSASB are overseen by the Public Interest Committee (PIC), to ensure that they follow due process and reflect the public interest. The PIC is comprised of individuals with expertise in public sector or financial reporting, and professional engagement in organizations that have an interest in promoting high-quality and internationally comparable financial information.

 
 
 

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