AASB 2022-5 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Lease Liability in a Sale and Leaseback

Friday, November 18, 2022

AASB 2022-5 amends AASB 16 Leases to add subsequent measurement requirements for sale and leaseback transactions that satisfy the requirements in AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers to be accounted for as a sale.

AASB 16 already requires a seller-lessee to recognise only the amount of any gain or loss that relates to the rights transferred to the buyer-lessor.  The amendments made by this Standard ensure that a similar approach is applied by also requiring a seller-lessee to subsequently measure lease liabilities arising from a leaseback in a way that does not recognise any amount of the gain or loss related to the right of use it retains.

AASB 2022-5 applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2024.  Earlier application is permitted.

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