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IPSASB Issues Exposure Draft on Arrangements Conveying Rights Over Assets

Comments are requested by May 31, 2024

Mar 28, 2024 | New York, New York | English

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has today released for comment Exposure Draft (ED) 88, Arrangements Conveying Rights over Assets (Amendments to IPSAS 47 and IPSAS 48)

The proposed amendments to IPSAS 47, Revenue are consistent with the principles already exposed in ED 84, Concessionary Leases and Right-of-Use Assets In-kind (Amendments to IPSAS 43 and IPSAS 23), published in January 2023, that were strongly supported by stakeholders. Additionally, ED 88 proposes illustrative examples to accompany IPSAS 47 and IPSAS 48, Transfer Expenses on other types of arrangements conveying rights over assets that are common in the public sector.

Feedback to both ED 88 and ED 84 will inform the final pronouncement on other lease-type arrangements.

“In light of its new standards on Revenue and Transfer Expenses, the IPSASB is proposing to update the guidance on common public sector arrangements that convey rights over assets,” said IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers. “The proposals in ED 88 provide new guidance to enhance accountability and decision-making in the public sector that addresses the remaining arrangements identified in the Request for Information, Concessionary Leases and Other Arrangements Similar to Leases not already covered in ED 84.”

How to Comment
To access the Exposure Draft, its summary At-a-Glance document, Webcast, or to submit a comment, visit the IPSASB website. Comments are requested by May 31, 2024. The IPSASB encourages IFAC members, associates, and regional accountancy organizations to promote the availability of this Exposure Draft to their members and employees.

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