IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements outlines the requirements for the preparation and presentation of consolidated financial statements, requiring entities to consolidate entities it controls.Control requires exposure or rights to variable returns and the ability to affect those returns through power over an investee.IFRS 10 was issued in May 2011 and applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013.The objective of IFRS 10 is to establish principles for the presentation and preparation of consolidated financial statements when an entity controls one or more other entities.Some majority ownership positions don’t lead to consolidation, such as when a subsidiary is in bankruptcy. 46(R), , a parent with a minority holding in another entity may have sufficient control to require consolidation if it is deemed to be the primary beneficiary of the subsidiary’s activities. 15, FASB issued an exposure draft proposing revisions to Interpretation no. Among other things, the proposal requires performing new qualitative analysis when determining if a financial interest in a VIE is to be consolidated.
The consolidated financial statements only report income and expense activity from outside of the economic entity.
Any revenue earned by the parent that is an expense of a subsidiary is omitted from the financial statements.
(“A New Day for Business Combinations,” page 34) described nine major changes created by Statement no. This article summarizes the most important changes created by Statement no. 141 did not formally address how to account for what used to be called “minority interests.” Statement no.
160, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 160 provides improved terminology and conceptually consistent resolution to several reporting and measurement issues.