We will not repeat every quarterly payment/journal entry. However the quarterly payment as at 1 December 2015, the year-end financial closing entries and the indexing as at 1 March 2016 will be discussed here.
This case is rather simple, fixed payments depending on an index and rent free period. Here are only included the journal entries to be made at the inception of the leasecontract.
This contract comprises a leasecontract for the lease of office space, archive space, inside garage space and outside parking places. The contract consist of special and general conditions. The special conditions prevail the general conditions.
Under IFRS 16 there is a practical expedient that permits lesses to make an accounting policy election, by class of underlying asset, to account for each separate lease component of a contract and any associated non-lease components as a single lease component
Some contracts contain a lease coupled with an agreement to purchase or sell other goods or services (non-lease components). These non-lease components are identified and accounted for separately from the lease component. Under IFRS 16 there is a practical expedient that permits lesses to make an accounting policy election, by class of underlying asset, to account for each separate lease component of a contract and any associated non-lease components as a single lease component.
Throughout the period of use the lessee has to meet the following two rights:
1. the right to obtain substantially all of the economic benefits from the use of the identified asset, and
2. the right to direct the use of the identified asset.
IFRS 16 Leases was introduced by IASB in January 2016. IFRS 16 Leases is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Early adoption is allowed, but only in conjunction with IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers because significant interactions are likely. This standard will significantly change how lessees account for leases as it removes the distinction between operating and finance leases (around 85% of lease contracts are operating leases). For lessors, IFRS 16 will only have minor effects.