From 1 July 2021, the Tier 2 Reduced Disclosure Regime is replaced by a new Simplified Disclosures Standard. This publication compares the two disclosure standards and explores how transition choices affect the disclosures.
The Tier 2 Reduced Disclosure Regime (“RDR”) is being replaced with a new Tier 2 Simplified Disclosure Standard (“SDS”) which is contained in AASB 1060 General Purpose Financial Statements – Simplified Disclosures for For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Tier 2 Entities.
SDS will mandatorily apply to any for-profit or not-for-profit entity preparing Tier 2 general purpose financial statements for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2021.
This means that for entities with a 30 June balance date SDS will apply to the financial year ended 30 June 2022, and to the financial year ended 31 December 2022 for those entities with a 31 December balance date. Entities can elect to early adopt SDS.
The following sections describe the key disclosure changes between RDR and SDS:
Table 1: RDR disclosures reduced by SDS
Table 2: New SDS disclosures not required by RDR
Table 3: Other SDS disclosure changes
Transition choices and disclosures
The application of the various transitional provisions can be complex and depends on a number of factors. This includes whether an entity is for-profit or not-for-profit; whether the entity previously prepared RDR financial statements; and whether AASB 1 or AASB 108 is applied on transition.
An entity can only apply AASB 1 if:
In addition, for periods beginning before 1 July 2022 (which includes the first year of mandatory adoption), these entities are not required to distinguish between the correction of errors and changes in accounting policies if the entity becomes aware of errors made in its previous SPFS.
If a for-profit entity transitions from Special Purpose Financial Statements (“SPFS”) to SDS before the mandatory application date:
A for-profit entity that transitions from RDR financial statements to SDS before the mandatory application date:
There is no specific relief for a not-for-profit entity that transitions from SPFS to SDS before the mandatory application date. Hence:
A not-for-profit entity that transitions from RDR financial statements to SDS before the mandatory application date:
Other the limited relief in relation to distinguishing the correction of errors and changes in accounting policies for for-profit entities, no transition disclosure relief applies to either for-profit entities or not-for-profit entities transitioning from either SPFS or RDR to SDS. SDS disclosures will be required for both the current and comparative reporting periods.
Additional transition disclosures may apply depending on whether the entity applies AASB 1 or AASB 108 on transition from SPFS to SDS – refer Table 3.
If you require assistance preparing for these changes, or for any further information, please contact your Nexia Edwards Marshall Advisor.