Financial Reporting

Insights into IAS 36 - Value in use: applying the appropriate discount rate

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IAS 36 ‘Impairment of Assets’ sets out the requirements entities should follow prior to concluding if an asset should be written down in the financial statements (ie impaired). However, due to the complex nature of the standard, the requirements of IAS 36 can be challenging to apply in practice.

The articles in our ‘Insights into IAS 36’ series have been written to assist preparers of financial statements and those charged with the governance of reporting entities understand the requirements set out in IAS 36, and revisit some areas where confusion has been seen in practice.

This article is the final in a three-part series on Step 4 of the impairment review on estimating the recoverable amount and discusses how to estimate an appropriate discount rate in value in use (VIU) calculations.