[Updated] Complete List of Active IFRSs, IASs, IFRIC, and SIC in 2023

What is IFRS?

International Financial Reporting Standards, or “IFRS” in short, is the financial reporting standard that The IFRS Foundation sets out. 

The purpose of these standards is evident. It is developed to promote transparency as well as the accountability of financial reports, which is really important for overall stakeholders in general and the financial market specifically.

What is International Accounting Standard?

International Accounting Standards (IAS) are a set of accounting standards that have been developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). These standards provide guidance on how companies should prepare and present their financial statements to ensure consistency and comparability across different countries and industries.

The IASB is an independent organization that was established in 2001 to develop and promote the use of high-quality, global accounting standards.

The IASB works in collaboration with national accounting standard-setters and other stakeholders to develop and improve accounting standards that are suitable for use in a variety of jurisdictions.

The IAS cover a wide range of accounting topics, including financial statement presentation, revenue recognition, inventory valuation, and consolidation of financial statements.

The standards are updated regularly to reflect changes in accounting practices and emerging issues in the global business environment.

The use of IAS is not mandatory, but many countries and companies have adopted them as their own accounting standards or have converged their national standards with IAS.

The use of IAS can provide several benefits, such as facilitating cross-border investments and improving transparency and comparability of financial information.

In addition to IAS, the IASB has also developed International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which are a set of accounting standards that are used in over 140 countries, including the European Union. IFRS are based on IAS but are more comprehensive and cover a wider range of accounting topics.

When was IFRS introduced to the world?

In 2003, IFRS was introduced to be used for international financial reporting as the result of the effort of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), which was founded in 2001.

The following is the list of IFRS and IAS issued by the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) in 2019. In 2019, there are 16 IFRS and 29 IAS. IAS will replace IFRS once it is finalized and issued by IASB.

List of Active International Financial Reporting Standards in 2022:

1. FRS 1 First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards 
2. IFRS 2 Share-based payment 
3. IFRS 3 Business combinations 
4. IFRS 4 Insurance contracts 
5. IFRS 5 Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations 
6. IFRS 6 Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources 
7. IFRS 7 Financial instruments: disclosures 
8. IFRS 8 Operating segments 
9. IFRS 9 Financial instruments 
10. IFRS 10 Consolidated financial statements 
11. IFRS 11 Joint arrangements 
12. IFRS 12 Disclosure of interests in other entities 
13. IFRS 13 Fair value measurement 
14. IFRS 14 Regulatory deferral accounts 
15. IFRS 15 Revenues from contracts with customers 
16. IFRS 16 Leases 
17. IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

List of Active International Accounting Standards in 2022

1. IAS 1 Presentation of financial statements
2. IAS 2 Inventories 
3. IAS 7 Statement of cash flows 
4. IAS 8 Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates, and errors 
5. IAS 10 Events after the reporting period 
6. IAS 11 Construction contracts 
7. IAS 12 Income taxes 
8. IAS 16 Property, plant, and equipment 
IAS 17 Leases Replaced by IFRS 16
IAS 18 Revenue Replaced by IFRS 15
9. IAS 19 Employee benefits 
10. IAS 20 Accounting for government grants and disclosure of government assistance 
11. IAS 21 The effects of changes in foreign exchange rates 
12. IAS 23 Borrowing costs 
13. IAS 24 Related party disclosures 
14. IAS 26 Accounting and reporting by retirement benefit plans 
15. IAS 27 Consolidated and separate financial statements 
16. IAS 28 Investments in associates and joint ventures 
17. IAS 29 Financial reporting in hyperinflationary economies 
IAS 31 Interest in joint ventures Replace by IFRS 11
18. IAS 32 Financial instruments: presentation 
19. IAS 33 Earnings per share 
20. IAS 34 Interim financial reporting 
21. IAS 36 Impairment of assets 
22. IAS 37 Provisions, contingent liabilities, and contingent assets 
23. IAS 38 Intangible assets 
24. IAS 39 Financial instruments: recognition and measurement 
25. IAS 40 Investment property 
26. IAS 41 Agriculture 

List of Active IFRIC Interpretations in 2022

NoIFRIC InterpretationsDescription
1IFRIC 1Changes in Existing Decommissioning, Restoration, and Similar Liabilities
2IFRIC 2Members’ Shares in Co‑operative Entities and Similar Instruments
3IFRIC 5Rights to Interests arising from Decommissioning, Restoration, and Environmental Rehabilitation Funds
4IFRIC 6Liabilities arising from Participating in a Specific Market—Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
5IFRIC 7Applying the Restatement Approach under IAS 29 Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies
6IFRIC 10Interim Financial Reporting and Impairment
7IFRIC 12Service Concession Arrangements
8IFRIC 14IAS 19 – The Limit on a Defined Benefit Asset, Minimum Funding Requirements and their Interaction
9IFRIC 16Hedges of a Net Investment in a Foreign Operation
10IFRIC 17Distributions of Non‑cash Assets to Owners
11IFRIC 19Extinguishing Financial Liabilities with Equity Instruments
12IFRIC 20Stripping Costs in the Production Phase of a Surface Mine
13IFRIC 21Levies
14IFRIC 22Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration
15IFRIC 23Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments

List of Active SIC Interpretations 2022

NoSIC InterpretationsDescription
1SIC-7Introduction of the Euro
2SIC-10Government Assistance – No Specific Relation to Operating Activities
3SIC-25Income Taxes—Changes in the Tax Status of an Entity or its Shareholders
4SIC-29Service Concession Arrangements: Disclosures
5SIC 32Intangible Assets – Web Site Costs


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What is the Different Between IAS and IFRS?

IAS and IFRS are both sets of accounting standards that have been developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to promote consistency and comparability in financial reporting. While IAS and IFRS share many similarities, there are some key differences between the two:

  1. Scope: IAS cover a narrower range of accounting topics than IFRS. IFRS are more comprehensive and cover a wider range of accounting issues, including financial instruments and employee benefits.
  2. Applicability: IAS were developed for use by listed companies in the European Union, while IFRS are designed for use by companies around the world. IFRS have been adopted by more than 140 countries, while IAS are used by a smaller number of countries.
  3. Updates: IAS have not been updated since 2001, while IFRS are updated regularly to reflect changes in accounting practices and emerging issues in the global business environment.
  4. Terminology: IFRS uses a different terminology than IAS. For example, IFRS uses the term “fair value” while IAS uses the term “net realizable value” to describe the same concept.
  5. Standard-setting process: The standard-setting process for IAS and IFRS is different. IAS were developed by the IASB’s predecessor, the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), while IFRS are developed by the IASB. The IASB has a more formal and transparent process for developing and revising standards than the IASC did.