IFRS Taxonomy updated for financial statement presentation and employee benefits

19 August 2011


The IFRS Foundation today published the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Taxonomy 2011 interim release for Presentation of Items of Other Comprehensive Income (Amendments to  IAS 1) and IAS 19 Employee Benefits, which were issued by the IASB in June 2011.

The IFRS Taxonomy 2011 is a translation of IFRSs as issued at 1 January 2011 into XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).  IFRS Taxonomy interim releases contain additional taxonomy concepts that reflect new IFRSs and improvements to IFRSs published by the IASB, thereby allowing entities wishing to report electronically using the latest IFRSs to do so without the need for these entities to create their own taxonomy concepts.  From an XBRL technology perspective, these additional items are consistent with the XBRL architecture of the 2011 taxonomy as outlined in The IFRS Taxonomy 2011 Guide and The Global Filing Manual.

All IFRS Taxonomy 2011 interim releases will be incorporated and consolidated in the IFRS Taxonomy 2012. The public draft of the 2012 taxonomy is due to be published in Q1 2012.