IFRIC 23 "Uncertainty over income tax treatments"

Fresnillo plc Monitor

Fresnillo plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0620
Company covered: 
Fresnillo plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 20 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRIC 22 Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Considerations from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected impact of IFRS 16 Leases and IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments.
Change
Disclosure of a new key audit matter in the audit report.

AstraZeneca Plc Monitor

AstraZeneca Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0612
Company covered: 
AstraZeneca Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 13 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRIC 22 Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration with effect from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosure in respect of future impacts of adoption of IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments and IFRS 16 Leases has been provided.
Pronouncements
Disclosure in respect of Amendments to IFRS 2 Share-based Payments.
Change
Assets held for sale are disclosed separately within the statement of financial position.
Change
The equalisation of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions for men and women results in the recognition of a past service cost.
Change
Disclosures made in respect of post balance sheet events.

Telenor group Monitor

Telenor group Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0512
Company covered: 
Telenor group
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 17 May 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
The cash flow statement has been restated for the year ended 31 December 2017 to reflect changes in accounting policies in relation to supply chain financing arrangements.
Restatement
Segmental information is restated to reflect change in reportable segments.
Pronouncements
Adopted IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (IFRS 9), from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Adopted IFRIC 22 Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration and early adopted IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosure in respect of Amendments in IFRS 2 Share-based Payments and IAS 19 Employee Benefits.
Change
Inclusion of new key audit matters in the Auditors’ Report.

MTU Aero Engines AG Monitor

MTU Aero Engines AG Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0503
Company covered: 
MTU Aero Engines AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 03 May 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial instruments , IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers and DSRC 4 Interpretation (IFRS) from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Disclosure in respect of the expected impact of IFRS 16 Leases.
Pronouncements
Description of IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over income tax treatments
Change
Additional disclosure in relation to segment reporting.

LafargeHolcim Ltd Monitor

LafargeHolcim Ltd Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0406
Company covered: 
LafargeHolcim Ltd
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 9 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies has been applied to the Argentinian figures included in the consolidation.
Pronouncements
IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments at 1 January 2018: the Report discloses the expected impact of new standards as well as amendments to standards to be adopted in the 2019 and 2020 annual reports.
Change
The retirement benefit plan disclosure presenting the disaggregation of plan assets has changed from the prior year. Additional disclosure is provided on the recent High Court ruling on equal guaranteed minimum pensions in the UK.
Change
An additional product line has been included within segmental reporting.
Change
After a reassessment of strategy, two cement factories in China are no longer classified as held-for-sale.

OSRAM Licht AG Monitor

OSRAM Licht Annual Report 2019
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/03016
Company covered: 
OSRAM Licht AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 26 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business acquired during the year consolidated by virtue of contractual rights.
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers”, IFRS 16 “Leases” and IFRIC 23 ‘Uncertainty over income tax treatments’.
Change
Disclosure in respect of events after the reporting period.
Change
Disclosure of a proposed change in the segmental reporting structure.
Change
Detailed discussion of two new key audit matters added to the auditor’s report.
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.

Ferrexpo plc Interims Monitor

Interim Financial Report
CR Interim Monitor Issue: 
2018/0307
Period End: 
30 June 2018
Listing Status: 
FTSE Mid 250
ICB Industry Classification: 
1757 Iron & Steel
Auditor: 
Deloitte
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".
Change
Reclassification adjustment made in 'Net finance expense' note.
Change
Extended disclosure in respect of "Alternative Performance Measures".

DS Smith Plc Monitor

 DS Smith Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0117
Company covered: 
DS Smith Plc
Period End: 
30 April, 2018
Report issued on 29 January 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business acquisitions made during the year.
New
Recognition of biological assets linked to business acquisitions.
Change
Acquisition accounting identified as key audit matter.
Change
Alteration to reporting segments.
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the expected impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers, IFRS 16 “leases”, and IFRIC 23 “Uncertainty over income tax treatment”.
Change
Change in allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes.

Disclosure of judgements and estimates

At the end of 2017, the FRC published a thematic review which focused on the disclosure of critical judgements and sources of estimation uncertainty, a requirement of IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements. This review was carried out in part because, in its 2016-17 corporate reporting review, the FRC found that companies were not making sufficiently clear disclosures in this area.

Unfortunately, despite this, judgements and estimates still represent an area of difficulty for companies, remaining the area most commonly raised by the Corporate Reporting Review Panel in reviewing company accounts during 2017–18. Common issues include poor explanations, a failure to separate judgements and estimates clearly and discussion of judgements and estimates that were not considered by the company to be significant or material. In some cases the FRC noted that disclosures elsewhere in the accounts suggested that significant judgements were made but these were not included in or referred to in the IAS 1 disclosures.

As a result of this, the FRC can be expected to continue its scrutiny of these disclosures and to challenge companies that do not provide clear, specific disclosures that meet the requirements of IAS 1.

This report analyses the disclosures about judgements and estimates which have been included in the consolidated annual reports of 20 UK listed companies selected at random from the FTSE 350.