Share-based payments have become increasingly popular over the years, with many entities using equity instruments or cash and other assets based on the value of equity instruments as a form of payment to directors, senior management, employees and other suppliers of goods and services.
The accounting of share-based payments is an area that remains not well understood and this is evidenced by a number of Interpretations and agenda decisions being issued by the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC). Considerable care needs to be applied in evaluating the requirements set out in MFRS 2 and other authoritative guidance to increasingly complex and innovative share-based payment arrangements.
This article provides an overview including the objective and scope of MFRS 2.
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