IFRS and Canadian GAAP – Related Party Transactions

//IFRS and Canadian GAAP – Related Party Transactions

There is a difference between Canadian GAAP and IFRS with regards to Related Party Transactions. Canadian GAAP has specific measurement requirements under CICA Handbook section 3840, whereas IFRS does not.  IAS 24 provides guidance on disclosure only.

The measurement of related party transactions in Canadian GAAP is either at the “carrying” amount, or the “exchange amount”, depending on the nature of the transaction. The measurement might differ from what will be required under IFRS, since the accounting under IFRS may require measurement of any resulting assets or liabilities at fair value, either initially or even subsequently. This will more likely be an issue when accounting under Canadian GAAP with a carrying amount rather than an exchange amount.
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This is one of a series of blogs that is meant to convey information relating to Canada’s transition from Canadian GAAP to IFRS.

For further information, please refer to the ongoing series of IFRS blogs on the Edelkoort Smethurst Schein CPA’s LLP web-site and please remember to contact your accounting professional for further guidance.

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