Complete detection of all IFRS 3 intangibles

Complete detection of all IFRS 3 intangibles explains it all, because detecting intangible assets can be a complex and challenging matter. Strategies to detect identifiable intangible assets vary depending on the facts and circumstances of the business combination and usually require a full review of the transaction. It is important to understand the business of the acquiree, what intangible resources it depends on and how these may translate into identifiable intangible assets. It should be possible to explain the acquired business in terms of the resources it uses to generate profits and how these are reflected in the acquiree’s assets and liabilities. In other words ask the question: what has been paid for?

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IAS 8 Best summary policies estimates and errors

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IAS 8 Best summary policies estimates and errors comprises a high level summary of the three items in this standard:

  1. Accounting policies,
  2. Accounting Estimates
  3. Errors

1. Accounting policies

Definition:

Accounting policies are the specific principles, bases, conventions, rules and practices applied by an entity in preparing and presenting financial statements.

Selection and application of accounting policies:

  • If a standard or interpretation deals with a transaction, use that standard or interpretation
  • If no standard or interpretation deals with a transaction, judgment should be applied. The following sources should be referred to, to make the judgement:
    • Requirements and guidance in other standards/interpretations dealing with similar issues
    • Definitions, recognition criteria in the framework
    • May use other GAAP
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Case value intangibles in business combinations

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Case value intangibles in business combinations provides a comprehensive business case of valuation of an acquisition of a regional provider of professional services, ProfServCo. The following intangible assets were identified as of the date of the combination:

  1. Trade name Case value intangibles in business combinations
  2. Service concession number Case value intangibles in business combinations
  3. Customer relationships Case value intangibles in business combinations
  4. Non-competition agreements. Case value intangibles in business combinations

ProfServCo was acquired as part of a business combination under IFRS 3 by AcquiCo on 30 September 20×2.

1. Trade name

ProfServCo operates in a region of the United States and has been a leading provider in its service market since it was founded in the 1970’s. … Read more