IAS 36 Impairment of Assets seeks to ensure that an entity’s assets are not carried at more than their recoverable amount. This defined as the higher of its fair value less costs of disposal and its value-in-use to the entity. With the exception of goodwill and certain intangible assets for which an annual impairment test is required, entities are required to conduct impairment tests where there is an indication of impairment of an asset. This test may be conducted for a ‘cash-generating unit’ where an asset does not generate cash inflows that are largely independent of those from other assets.
IAS 36 was reissued in March 2004 and applies to goodwill and intangible assets acquired in business combinations for which the agreement date is on or after 31 March 2004, and for all other assets prospectively from the beginning of the first annual period beginning on or after 31 March 2004.Download Event Brochure