Financial Reporting

Insights into IAS 36 - Value in use: estimating future cash inflows and outflows

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IAS 36 ‘Impairment of Assets’ prescribes the accounting for impairment reviews. There are some detailed requirements of IAS 36 that are complex and challenging for the preparers of financial statements to apply.

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 second in a three-part series on Step 4 of the impairment review on estimating the recoverable amount and discusses estimating future cash inflows and outflows in value in use (VIU) calculations.