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SIC-10 SIC Interpretation 10 Government Assistance—No Specific Relation to Operating Activities This version includes amendments resulting from IFRSs issued up to 17 January 2008. SIC-10 Government Assistance—No Specific Relation to Operating Activities was developed by the Standing Interpretations Committee and issued in July 1998. In April 2001 the International Accounting Standards Board resolved that all Standards and Interpretations issued under previous Constitutions continued to be applicable unless and until they were amended or withdrawn. SIC-10 has been amended by IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Stat(as revised in September 2007). ©IASCF 2551 SIC-10 SIC Interpretation 10 Government Assistance—No Specific Relation to Operating Activities (SIC-10) is set out in paragraph 3. SIC-10is accompanied by a Basis for Conclusions. The scope and authority of Interpretations are set out in paragraphs 2 and 7–17 of the Preface to International Financial Reporting Standards. 2552 © IASCF SIC-10 SIC Interpretation 10 Government Assistance—No Specific Relation to Operating Activities References 8S • I Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors 0 2S • I Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance Issue 1 In some countries government assist ance to entities may be aimed at encouragement or long-term support of business activities either in certain regions or industry sectors. Conditions to receive such assistance may not be specifically related to the operating acti vities of the entity. Examples of such assistance are transfers of resources by governments to entities which: (a) operate in a particular industry; (b) continue operating in recently privatised industries; or (c) start or continue to run their business in underdeveloped areas. 2 The issue is whether such government assistance is a ‘government grant’ within the scope of IAS 20 and, therefore, shou ld be accounted for in accordance with this Standard. Consensus 3 Government assistance to entities meets the definition of government grants in IAS 20, even if there are no conditions specifically relating to the operating activities of the entity other than the requirement tooperate in certain regions or industry sectors. Such grants shall therefore not be credited directly to shareholders’ interests. Basis for Conclusions 4 IAS 20.03 defines government grants as assistance by the government in the form of transfers of resources to an entity in return for past or future compliance with certain conditions relating to the operat ing activities of th e entity. The general requirement to operate in certain regions or industry se ctors in order to qualify for the government assistance constitutes such a condition in accordance with IAS 20.03. Therefore, such assistance falls within the definition of government grants and the requirements of IAS 20 apply, in particular paragraphs 12 and 20, which deal with the timing of recognition as income. © IASCF 2553 SIC-10 Date of consensus January 1998 Effective date This Interpretation becomes effective on 1 August 1998. Changes in accounting policies shall be accounted for in accordance with IAS 8 . 2554 © IASCF
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