This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January Early application is permitted. It incorporates relevant. Standards Board (AASB). FACT SHEET September AASB Materiality. (This fact sheet is based on the standard as at 1 January ) Important note. Australian Accounting Standard AASB Materiality is set out in paragraphs 1 –7. All the paragraphs have equal authority. Paragraphs in bold type state the.
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Early application is permitted. Printed copies of original Standards and amending Standards are available for purchase by contacting:.
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Terms defined in this Standard are in italics the first time they appear in the Standard. For application dates of paragraphs changed or added by an amending Standard, see Compilation Details.
Financial statements are the principal means of communicating financial information about a reporting entity to users. In order to meet the objective of general purpose financial reporting, information provided in the financial statements needs to be useful to users for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of resources and possess the qualitative characteristics specified in the Framework asab the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements.
In making these judgements, considerations of materiality play an essential part. This is because the inclusion of information which is not material or the exclusion of information which is material may impair the usefulness of the information provided to users. Information is material if its omission, misstatement or non-disclosure has the potential, individually or collectively, asb.
When an item or aasb aggregate of items is not material, application of the materiality notion does not mean that those items would not be recognised, measured or disclosed, but rather that the aash would not be required to recognise, measure or disclose those items in accordance with the requirements of an Australian Accounting Standard.
In particular circumstances, either the nature or the amount of an item or an aggregate of items could be the determining factor. This may apply when:.
Materiality is a matter of professional judgement influenced by the characteristics of the entity and the perceptions as to who are, or are likely to be, the users of the financial statements, and their information needs. Materiality judgements can only be properly made by those who have the facts.
However, further indications of materiality may be evident from making assessments of the items in an absolute and a relative context. In particular, consideration is given to factors which may indicate deviations from normal activities zasb as the reversal of a trend, turning a profit into a loss or creating or eliminating the margin of solvency in a statement of financial position.
For example, the amount of interest revenue would be compared with the amount of the relevant loans. Such a comparison may indicate that information about the interest is material because its amount is much lower or higher than expected, having regard to the loan balance and applicable interest rates. Omissions or misstatements of items are material if they could, individually or collectively, influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of the financial statements.
Materiality depends on the size and nature of the omission or misstatement judged in the surrounding circumstances. The size or nature of the item, or a combination zasb both, could be the determining factor. Skip to primary navigation Skip to primary content.
Home Legislative Instruments In force Details: This compiled Standard applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January It aassb relevant amendments made up to and including 15 December FC Table of contents. Printed copies of original Standards and amending Standards are available for purchase by contacting: Material Omissions or misstatements of items are material if they could, individually or collectively, influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of the financial statements.
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