IAS1 : PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Except when IFRSs permit or require otherwise, [one] an entity shall disclose comparative information in respect [two] of the previous period for all amounts reported in the current [three] periodís financial statements. An entity shall include [four] comparative information for narrative and descriptive information when [five] it is relevant to an understanding of the current periodís [six] financial statements.
An entity disclosing comparative information [seven] shall present, as a minimum, two statements of financial [eight] position, two of each of the other statements, and related [nine] notes. When an entity applies an accounting policy [ten] retrospectively or makes a retrospective restatement of items in its [one] financial statements or when it reclassifies items [two] in its financial statements, it shall present, [three] as a minimum, three statements of financial position, two [four] of each of the other statements, and related notes. An entity [five] presents statements of financial position as at:
(a) the end [six] of the current period,
(b) the end of the previous period (which [seven] is the same as the beginning of the current period), and
(c) [eight] the beginning of the earliest comparative period.
In some cases, [nine] narrative information provided in the financial statements for the previous [ten] period(s) continues to be relevant in the current period. [one] For example, an entity discloses in the current period details [two] of a legal dispute whose outcome was uncertain [three] at the end of the immediately preceding reporting period and that [four] is yet to be resolved. Users benefit [five] from information that the uncertainty existed at the end of the immediately [six] preceding reporting period, and about the steps that [seven] have been taken during the period to resolve [eight] the uncertainty.
When the entity changes the presentation or classification of items [nine] in its financial statements, the entity shall reclassify [ten] comparative amounts unless reclassification is impracticable. [one] When the entity reclassifies comparative amounts, the entity [two] shall disclose:
(a) the nature of the reclassification;
(b) the amount of each [three] item or class of items that is reclassified; [four] and
(c) the reason for the reclassification.
When it is impracticable [five] to reclassify comparative amounts, an entity shall disclose:
(a) [six] the reason for not reclassifying the amounts, and
(b) the nature [seven] of the adjustments that would have been made [eight] if the amounts had been reclassified.
Enhancing the inter-period comparability [nine] of information assists users in making economic decisions, [ten] especially by allowing the assessment of trends in financial information [one] for predictive purposes. In some circumstances, it is [two] impracticable to reclassify comparative information for a particular prior [three] period to achieve comparability with the current period. [four] For example, an entity may not have collected [five] data in the prior period(s) in a way that allows [six] reclassification, and it may be impracticable to recreate [seven] the information.
IAS 8 sets out the adjustments to comparative information [eight] required when an entity changes an accounting policy [nine] or corrects an error.
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