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IFRS Accounting for Income Taxes - IAS 12 (Virtual Classroom)

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Virtual Classroom
16 Oct - 17 Oct 2023
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This online IFRS training is being delivered live in two 4 hour sessions held on consecutive days. The sessions will run each day from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

Income taxes often represent significant numbers in financial statements, which impact on an entity’s reported financial position and performance. The objective of accounting for income taxes is to reflect the current and future tax effects of transactions and events reported in the financial statements. The amount of taxes currently payable or recoverable depends on tax law in an entity’s jurisdiction; having established the relevant amount, accounting for current tax is relatively simple. Greater complexity arises in recognising and measuring the longer-term deferred tax effects of transactions which represent temporary differences.

The training also addresses how accounting for taxes is affected by coronavirus in areas such as meeting the criteria for recognition of deferred tax assets.

IAS 12 Income Taxes is the principal source of guidance on accounting for income taxes in IFRS. It is supplemented by SIC-25 Income Taxes – Changes in the Tax Status of an Entity or its Shareholders and IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments.

The course will update delegates on the limited amendments to IAS 12 Deferred Tax related to Assets and Liabilities arising from a Single Transaction. These limit the scope of the initial recognition exemptions in IAS 12 and are effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. The course will also explain proposals to amend IAS 12 to reflect Pillar Two Model Rules.

The course answers questions such as:

  • What are the principles underlying accounting for income taxes and how are they applied?
  • What are the issues and exceptions involved in accounting for income taxes?
  • How are deferred tax liabilities and assets recognised, measured and presented in IFRS financial statements?
  • What disclosures are required?
  • How should uncertain tax positions be reflected?
  • How should specific transactions, such as share-based payments, be accounted for?

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the principles of IAS 12
  • Recognise and measure deferred tax assets and liabilities
  • Understand the practicalities involved in accounting for income taxes
  • Learn the methods that may be applied in accounting for complex tax situations
  • Identify and account for uncertain tax positions under IFRIC 23
  • Comply with presentation and disclosure requirements

Who Should Attend

  • Accountants in finance and reporting teams that prepare IFRS financial statements
  • Corporate tax professionals
  • External and internal auditors
  • Financial and credit analysts who review financial statements


  • General principles
    • Scope and objectives
    • Definitions – deferred tax, temporary differences, tax base
  • Current tax
    • Current tax assets and liabilities; recognition and measurement
    • Recognition in profit or loss, other comprehensive income or equity
  • Deferred tax
    • General principles
      • Tax bases of assets, liabilities and deferred revenue
      • Treatment of taxable and deductible temporary differences
      • Exceptions to the recognition rules
    • Recognition of deferred tax liabilities
    • Recognition of deferred tax assets
      • Sources of deductible temporary differences
      • Unused tax losses and tax credits and availability of future profits
      • Assessment of recoverability
    • Measurement
      • Enacted and substantively enacted tax rates
      • Reflecting different methods of recovery
    • Presentation and disclosure in the financial statements
    • Special applications
      • Tax credits
      • Leases
      • Provisions and employee benefits
      • Share-based payments
      • Revaluations
      • Investment properties
      • Intangible assets
      • Financial instruments
      • Investments in subsidiaries, associated and joint ventures
    • Treatment in consolidated financial statements
      • Business combinations
      • Purchased goodwill
      • Unrecognised tax losses
      • Intra-group transactions
    • Uncertainty over income tax treatments (IFRIC 23)
    • Issues arising on first-time adoption of IFRSs
    • Treatment in interim financial reports
    • Overview of differences between IFRS and US GAAP (ASC Topic 740)

Teaching Method

  • Group internet instruction by specialist instructors
  • Description and explanation of IFRS requirements in clear and simple language
  • Use of case studies and real-world examples to illustrate practical application
  • Interactive participation is encouraged, with all attendees being required to be present on camera for the duration of the sessions.
  • All participants receive comprehensive electronic course notes, including presentation slides, handouts and other course materials
  • This virtual training is being delivered live and online over 2 individual sessions. The sessions will run each day from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).


The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.


Our seminars take place in professional conference facilities, usually situated within a carefully chosen and well-located hotel. We use prestigious brands such as Radisson Blu, Hilton and Marriott.

Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Refreshments and lunch are provided at our events.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

IASeminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.


Field of study: Accounting


  • A reasonable prior knowledge of the technical requirements of IFRSs. No advance preparation is required for this course.
  • All attendees must have a stable internet connection and web cam. Attendees will be live on camera with the instructors and other participants for the duration of each session.