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IFRS 15 – 2018 effective date confirmed

IFRS 15 – 2018 effective date confirmed

IASB confirms a one-year deferral of the effective date of its new revenue standard



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A new effective date, along with proposed amendments to the standard, could affect companies’ implementation plans.

IFRS 15 effective date will be 1 January 2018

The IASB has confirmed that the effective date of its new revenue standard IFRS 15 will be deferred by one year to 1 January 2018. Early adoption continues to be permitted.

Responding to stakeholder concerns

This decision is consistent with the decision reached by the FASB earlier this month.


“Companies in industries that had voiced concerns about the time and effort needed to implement the new revenue standard – such as telecommunications and software – are likely to support the IASB’s decision to defer the effective date of IFRS 15.”


The IASB has also released its proposed amendments to the new standard. The proposals relate to licences, identifying performance obligations, principal-agent considerations and transitional provisions.


“All companies should consider how the new timing, and the proposed amendments to the standard, could affect their implementation plans.”

Find out more

For more information, go to the IASB press release or speak to your usual KPMG contact.

We will continue to report on significant developments and further decisions by the IASB on the new revenue standard. Visit our IFRS – Revenue hot topics page.

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