December 02 2013
Narrow-scope amendments to IAS 27 proposed Monday by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) would allow entities to use the equity method to account for investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates in their separate (parent-only) financial statements.
The proposed changes are designed to reduce compliance costs while providing information that will aid in assessment of the investor’s net assets and profit or loss.
Public comment on the exposure draft, Equity Method in Separate Financial Statements, can be made through February 3rd at the IASB’s website.
—Ken Tysiac (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a CGMA Magazine senior editor.