IAS1 : PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Information to be presented in the statement of financial position
As a minimum, the statement of financial position shall [one] include line items that present the following [two] amounts:
(a) property, plant and equipment;
(b) investment property;
(c) [three] intangible assets;
(d) financial assets (excluding amounts [four] shown under (e), (h) and (i));
(e) investments [five] accounted for using the equity method;
(f) biological assets;
(g) [six] inventories;
(h) trade and other receivables;
(i) cash and cash [seven] equivalents;
(j) the total of assets classified as held for sale [eight] and assets included in disposal groups classified as held [nine] for sale in accordance with IFRS 5 Non-current [ten] Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations;
(k) trade [one] and other payables;
(m) financial liabilities (excluding [two] amounts shown under (k) and (l));
(n) liabilities [three] and assets for current tax, as defined in IAS 12 [four] Income Taxes;
(o) deferred tax liabilities and deferred [five] tax assets, as defined in IAS 12;
(p) liabilities [six] included in disposal groups classified as held for sale [seven] in accordance with IFRS 5;
(q) non-controlling interests, [eight] presented within equity; and
(r) issued capital [nine] and reserves attributable to owners of the parent.
An entity shall [ten] present additional line items, headings and subtotals [one] in the statement of financial position when such presentation [two] is relevant to an understanding of the entity’s financial position.
When [three] an entity presents current and non-current assets, and current [four] and non-current liabilities, as separate classifications in its statement [five] of financial position, it shall not classify [six] deferred tax assets (liabilities) as current assets [seven] (liabilities).
This Standard does not prescribe the order [eight] or format in which an entity presents items. Paragraph [nine] 54 simply lists items that are [ten] sufficiently different in nature or function to warrant separate [one] presentation in the statement of financial position. In addition:
(a) line [two] items are included when the size, nature [three] or function of an item or aggregation of similar items is [four] such that separate presentation is relevant [five] to an understanding of the entity’s financial position; and
(b) the descriptions [six] used and the ordering of items or aggregation of similar items [seven] may be amended according to the nature of the entity [eight] and its transactions, to provide information that is [nine] relevant to an understanding of the entity’s financial position. For example, [ten] a financial institution may amend the above descriptions [one] to provide information that is relevant to the operations [two] of a financial institution.
An entity makes the judgement about [three] whether to present additional items separately on the basis [four] of an assessment of:
(a) the nature and liquidity of assets;
(b) the function [five] of assets within the entity; and
(c) the amounts, nature [six] and timing of liabilities.
The use of different measurement bases [seven] for different classes of assets suggests that their [eight] nature or function differs and, therefore, that [nine] an entity presents them as separate line items. [ten] For example, different classes of property, plant and equipment [one] can be carried at cost or at revalued amounts [two] in accordance with IAS 16.
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