This standard clarifies how to measure fair value when a market becomes less active. MFRS 13 applies to both financial and non-financial items but does not address or change the requirements on when fair value should be used.
IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13) has been effective since 1 January 2013 and was subject to a Post Implementation Review (PIR) in 2017. As a result of this PIR, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) concluded that IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13) is working as intended. Specifically,
• the information required by IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13) is useful to users of financial statements
• some areas of IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13) present implementation challenges, mainly in areas requiring judgement. However, evidence suggests that practice is developing to resolve these challenges, and
• no unexpected costs have arisen from application of IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13)
The IASB therefore concluded no changes were required to IFRS 13 (equivalent to MFRS 13).
This article not only summarises the Standard, it provides detailed commentary on various aspects of applying this Standard from the perspective of a preparer working alongside a valuation expert.
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