impairment of assets - asc 350/360 / ias 36

Impairment of assets (IAS 36)

The International Accounting Standards Board (‘IASB’) issued International Accounting Standard No. 36 with the objective to prescribe the procedures that an entity applies to ensure that its assets are carried at no more than their recoverable amount.

IAS 36 was reissued in March 2004 and applies to goodwill and intangible assets acquired in business combinations for which the agreement date is on or after 31 March 2004, and for all other assets prospectively from the beginning of the first annual period beginning on or after 31 March 2004.

Recent economic turmoil and stricter regulations has resulted in more frequent application of IAS 36 in many companies. Entities are required to conduct impairment test for goodwill and long lived intangible assets at least annually upon end of reporting period, if there are potential indicators of impairment.

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