IASB addresses uncertainty in accounting for income taxes

IFRIC 23 adds to the requirements of IAS 12.

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently issued an interpretation to specify how organizations should reflect uncertainty in their accounting for income taxes.

IAS 12, Income Taxes, describes how organizations should account for current and deferred tax, but the standard does not address how the effects of uncertainty should be reflected.

IFRIC 23, Uncertainty Over Income Tax Treatments, adds to the requirements in IAS 12 by specifying how the effects of uncertainty in accounting for income taxes should be reflected.

IFRIC interpretations are developed by the IFRS Interpretations Committee to address specific application issues. When ratified by the IASB, IFRIC Interpretations form part of the authoritative IFRS requirements.

The interpretation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and is available for eIFRS Professional subscribers at the board's website.

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