Exposure Draft 74, IPSAS 5, Borrowing Costs – Non-Authoritative Guidance

Oct 21, 2020 | Exposure Drafts and Consultation Papers

Comments due by: Mar 01, 2021

This Exposure Draft proposes the addition of non-authoritative guidance to IPSAS 5, Borrowing Costs. The proposed non-authoritative guidance would add implementation guidance and illustrative examples to IPSAS 5.

The new material proposed in ED 74 would clarify how the existing principles for when borrowing costs can be capitalized should be applied in various regularly encountered public sector contexts. No amendments are proposed to the authoritative material in IPSAS 5.


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Submitted Comment Letters

1. CP Mg Álvaro Fonseca Vivas  (Colombia)
October 21, 2020

2. CNoCP  (France)
January 14, 2021

3. Swiss Public Sector Financial Reporting Advisory Committee  (Switzerland)
February 17, 2021

4. The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)  (Malaysia)
February 17, 2021

5. South African Accounting Standards Board
February 25, 2021

6. KIPF (Korea Institute of Public Finance)  (Korea, Republic of)
February 26, 2021

7. The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants  (Japan)
February 27, 2021

8. Conselho Federal de Contabilidade  (Brazil)
March 1, 2021

9. GNWT  (Canada)
March 2, 2021

10. Inter-American Accounting Association
March 3, 2021

11. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
March 4, 2021

12. NSW Treasury  (Australia)
March 5, 2021

13. Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB)  (Zimbabwe)
March 6, 2021

14. Public Sector Accounting Board (Staff)  (Canada)
March 7, 2021

15. Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Kenya  (Kenya)
March 8, 2021

16. Task force IRSPM A&A SIG, CIGAR Network, EGPA PSG XII
March 9, 2021

17. Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants  (Botswana)
March 10, 2021

18. The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India  (India)
March 10, 2021


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