AASB 2014-10 - Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture - December 2014

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AASB Standard
AASB 2014-10
December 2014
Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture
[AASB 10 & AASB 128]
 



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ISSN 1036-4803
CONTENTS
Preface
Accounting Standard
AASB 2014-10 AmenDMENTS TO aUSTRALIAN aCCOUNTING sTANDARDS – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture
 
Paragraphs
Objective                                                                                                                                                             1
Application                                                                                                                                                  2 – 5
Commencement                                                                                                                                                6
Amendments to AASB 10                                                                                                                      7 – 10
Amendments to AASB 128                                                                                                                          11
IASB BASES FOR CONCLUSIONS – AMENDMENTS
(available on the AASB website)
 
Australian Accounting Standard AASB 2014-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture is set out in paragraphs 1 – 11. All the paragraphs have equal authority.
 
Preface
Introduction
This Standard makes amendments to Australian Accounting Standards AASB 10 Consolidated Financial Statements and AASB 128 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures.
 
These amendments arise from the issuance of International Financial Reporting Standard Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture (Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28) by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in September 2014.
 
Main Features of this Standard
Main Requirements
This Standard amends AASB 10 and AASB 128 to address an inconsistency between the requirements in AASB 10 and those in AASB 128 (August 2011), in dealing with the sale or contribution of assets between an investor and its associate or joint venture. The amendments require:
(a)      a full gain or loss to be recognised when a transaction involves a business (whether it is housed in a subsidiary or not); and
(b)      a partial gain or loss to be recognised when a transaction involves assets that do not constitute a business, even if these assets are housed in a subsidiary.
This Standard also makes an editorial correction to AASB 10.
Application Date
This Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.
This Standard may be applied by:
(a)      for-profit entities to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2016; and
(b)      not-for-profit entities to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 but before 1 January 2016.
 

aCCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 2014-10
The Australian Accounting Standards Board makes Accounting Standard AASB 2014-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture under section 334 of the Corporations Act 2001.
 
 
Kris Peach

Dated 23 December 2014
Chair – AASB

 
 
aCCOUNTING STANDARD AASB 2014-10
AMENDMENTS TO AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARDS – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture
Objective
1              The objective of this Standard is to make amendments to:
(a)          AASB 10 Consolidated Financial Statements; and
(b)          AASB 128 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures;
as a consequence of the issuance of International Financial Reporting Standard Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture (Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28) by the International Accounting Standards Board in September 2014, and to make editorial corrections.
Application
2              This Standard applies to:
(a)          each entity that is required to prepare financial reports in accordance with Part 2M.3 of the Corporations Act and that is a reporting entity;
(b)          general purpose financial statements of each other reporting entity; and
(c)          financial statements that are, or are held out to be, general purpose financial statements.
3              This Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.
4              This Standard may be applied by:
(a)          for-profit entities to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005 but before 1 January 2016; and
(b)          not-for-profit entities to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013 but before 1 January 2016.
If an entity applies this Standard to such an annual reporting period), it shall disclose that fact.
5              This Standard uses underlining, striking out and other typographical material to identify some of the amendments to a Standard, in order to make the amendments more understandable. However, the amendments made by this Standard do not include that underlining, striking out or other typographical material.
Commencement
6              This Standard commences on the day this Standard is made by the Australian Accounting Standards Board.
Amendments to AASB 10
7              Paragraph Aus4.2 is amended as follows (new text is underlined):
Aus4.2 Notwithstanding paragraphs 4(a) and Aus4.1, the ultimate Australian parent shall present consolidated financial statements that consolidate its investments in subsidiaries in accordance with this Standard when either the parent or the group is a reporting entity or both the parent and the group are reporting entities.
8              Paragraphs 25–26 are amended as follows (new text is underlined and deleted text is struck through):
25       If a parent loses control of a subsidiary, the parent:
(a)      derecognises the assets and liabilities of the former subsidiary from the consolidated statement of financial position.
(b)      recognises any investment retained in the former subsidiary at its fair value when control is lost and subsequently accounts for it and for any amounts owed by or to the former subsidiary in accordance with relevant Standards. That fair value retained interest is remeasured, as described in paragraphs B98(b)(iii) and B99A. The remeasured value at the date that control is lost shall be regarded as the fair value on initial recognition of a financial asset in accordance with AASB 9 or, when appropriate, the cost on initial recognition of an investment in an associate or joint venture, if applicable.
(c)       recognises the gain or loss associated with the loss of control attributable to the former controlling interest, as specified in paragraphs B98–B99A.
26       Paragraphs B97–B99A set out guidance for the accounting for the loss of control of a subsidiary.
9              In Appendix B, paragraph B99A is added as follows:
B99A If a parent loses control of a subsidiary that does not contain a business, as defined in AASB 3, as a result of a transaction involving an associate or a joint venture that is accounted for using the equity method, the parent determines the gain or loss in accordance with paragraphs B98–B99. The gain or loss resulting from the transaction (including the amounts previously recognised in other comprehensive income that would be reclassified to profit or loss in accordance with paragraph B99) is recognised in the parent’s profit or loss only to the extent of the unrelated investors’ interests in that associate or joint venture. The remaining part of the gain is eliminated against the carrying amount of the investment in that associate or joint venture. In addition, if the parent retains an investment in the former subsidiary and the former subsidiary is now an associate or a joint venture that is accounted for using the equity method, the parent recognises the part of the gain or loss resulting from the remeasurement at fair value of the investment retained in that former subsidiary in its profit or loss only to the extent of the unrelated investors’ interests in the new associate or joint venture. The remaining part of that gain is eliminated against the carrying amount of the investment retained in the former subsidiary. If the parent retains an investment in the former subsidiary that is now accounted for in accordance with AASB 9, the part of the gain or loss resulting from the remeasurement at fair value of the investment retained in the former subsidiary is recognised in full in the parent’s profit or loss.
Application examples

Example 17

A parent has a 100 per cent interest in a subsidiary that does not contain a business. The parent sells 70 per cent of its interest in the subsidiary to an associate in which it has a 20 per cent interest. As a consequence of this transaction the parent loses control of the subsidiary. The carrying amount of the net assets of the subsidiary is CU100 and the carrying amount of the interest sold is CU70 (CU70 = CU100 × 70%). The fair value of the consideration received is CU210, which is also the fair value of the interest sold. The investment retained in the former subsidiary is an associate accounted for using the equity method and its fair value is CU90. The gain determined in accordance with paragraphs B98–B99, before the elimination required by paragraph B99A, is CU200 (CU200 = CU210 + CU90 – CU100). This gain comprises two parts:
(a)           the gain (CU140) resulting from the sale of the 70 per cent interest in the subsidiary to the associate. This gain is the difference between the fair value of the consideration received (CU210) and the carrying amount of the interest sold (CU70). According to paragraph B99A, the parent recognises in its profit or loss the amount of the gain attributable to the unrelated investors’ interests in the existing associate. This is 80 per cent of this gain, that is CU112 (CU112 = CU140 × 80%). The remaining 20 per cent of the gain (CU28 = CU140 × 20%) is eliminated against the carrying amount of the investment in the existing associate.
(b)           the gain (CU60) resulting from the remeasurement at fair value of the investment directly retained in the former subsidiary. This gain is the difference between the fair value of the investment retained in the former subsidiary (CU90) and 30 per cent of the carrying amount of the net assets of the subsidiary (CU30 = CU100 × 30%). According to paragraph B99A, the parent recognises in its profit or loss the amount of the gain attributable to the unrelated investors’ interests in the new associate. This is 56 per cent (70% × 80%) of the gain, that is CU34 (CU34 = CU60 × 56%). The remaining 44 per cent of the gain CU26 (CU26 = CU60 × 44%) is eliminated against the carrying amount of the investment retained in the former subsidiary.

10          In Appendix C, paragraph C1C is added as follows:
C1C   AASB 2014-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture, issued in December 2014, amended paragraphs 25–26 and added paragraph B99A. An entity shall apply those amendments prospectively to transactions occurring in annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies those amendments earlier, it shall disclose that fact.
Amendments to AASB 128
11          Paragraphs 28 and 30 are amended (new text is underlined and deleted text is struck through) and paragraphs 31A–31B and 45C are added as follows:
28       Gains and losses resulting from ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ transactions involving assets that do not constitute a business, as defined in AASB 3, between an entity (including its consolidated subsidiaries) and its associate or joint venture are recognised in the entity’s financial statements only to the extent of unrelated investors’ interests in the associate or joint venture. ‘Upstream’ transactions are, for example, sales of assets from an associate or a joint venture to the investor. The entity’s share in the associate’s or the joint venture’s gains or losses resulting from these transactions is eliminated. ‘Downstream’ transactions are, for example, sales or contributions of assets from the investor to its associate or its joint venture. The investor’s share in the associate’s or joint venture’s gains or losses resulting from these transactions is eliminated.
30       The gain or loss resulting from the contribution of a non-monetary assets that do not constitute a business, as defined in AASB 3, to an associate or a joint venture in exchange for an equity interest in the that associate or joint venture shall be accounted for in accordance with paragraph 28, except when the contribution lacks commercial substance, as that term is described in AASB 116 Property, Plant and Equipment. If such a contribution lacks commercial substance, the gain or loss is regarded as unrealised and is not recognised unless paragraph 31 also applies. Such unrealised gains and losses shall be eliminated against the investment accounted for using the equity method and shall not be presented as deferred gains or losses in the entity’s consolidated statement of financial position or in the entity’s statement of financial position in which investments are accounted for using the equity method.
31A    The gain or loss resulting from a downstream transaction involving assets that constitute a business, as defined in AASB 3, between an entity (including its consolidated subsidiaries) and its associate or joint venture is recognised in full in the investor’s financial statements.
31B    An entity might sell or contribute assets in two or more arrangements (transactions). When determining whether assets that are sold or contributed constitute a business, as defined in AASB 3, an entity shall consider whether the sale or contribution of those assets is part of multiple arrangements that should be accounted for as a single transaction in accordance with the requirements in paragraph B97 of AASB 10.
45C    AASB 2014-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Sale or Contribution of Assets between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture, issued in December 2014, amended paragraphs 28 and 30 and added paragraphs 31A–31B. An entity shall apply those amendments prospectively to the sale or contribution of assets occurring in annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies those amendments earlier, it shall disclose that fact.