Classification of share-based payment transactions and vesting conditions

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Share-based payments, the accounting requirements of which are set out in MFRS 2 ‘Share-based Payment’, can be difficult to understand in practice and entities often have difficulty in applying the requirements to increasingly complex and innovative share-based payment arrangements.

Our ‘Insights into MFRS 2’ series is aimed at demystifying MFRS 2 by explaining the fundamentals of accounting for share-based payments using relatively simple language and providing insights to help entities cut through some of the complexities associated with accounting for these types of arrangements.

This article explains how to determine the classification of share-based payment transactions and vesting conditions, both of which significantly impact the accounting requirements to be applied under MFRS 2.

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We hope you find the information in this article helpful in giving you some insight into MFRS 2. If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please do not hesitate to contact us.