Category: IAS 17 Leases

IAS 17 Leases prescribes the accounting policies and disclosures applicable to leases, both for lessees and lessors. Leases are required to be classified as either finance leases (which transfer substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership, and give rise to asset and liability recognition by the lessee and a receivable by the lessor) and operating leases (which result in expense recognition by the lessee, with the asset remaining recognised by the lessor). IAS 17 will be SUPERSEDED by IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019.