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IPSASB proposes amendments to IPSAS

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 68 Improvements to IPSAS, 2019 (ED 68). 

ED 68 proposes narrow-scope amendments to a number of IPSAS to either clarify or improve consistency within the suite of IPSAS.

The NZASB is making ED 68 available for comment as part of its usual process for notifying any international developments. Some of the proposed amendments in ED 68 are already included in the PBE Standards and some of the proposed amendments are not applicable to the suite of PBE  Standards. Therefore the NZASB is not intending to make a submission on ED 68.

The XRB’s policy for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of PBE Standards is set out in the Policy Approach to Developing PBE Standards. This establishes a rebuttable presumption that the NZASB will adopt a new or amended IPSAS. Prior to adopting any amendments based on ED 68, the NZASB would consult via a domestic exposure draft.

Accessing the Consultation Document

Commenting on the Proposal

The NZASB is not intending to make a submission on the proposals. Please send your comments directly to the IPSASB (with a copy to the NZASB) by 30 September 2019.

Your comments can be made electronically to the IPSASB website (www.ifac.org) using the “Submit a Comment” link.  First-time users must register with IFAC to submit electronically.

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