The International Accounting Standards Board
(IASB) will undertake its first comprehensive review of
the IFRS for SMEs.

IFRS for SMEs was first issued in July
2009 and the aim of this consultation process is to assess
entities’ experiences with implementing IFRS for SMEs since
then. The IASB also said that, after the initial review, it
expected to consider amendments to the the standard about once
every three years.

The IASB’s SME Implementation Group (SMEIG)
who are heading the consultation has issued a request for
information asking specific questions on particular sections of the
stabdard, as well as general questions about respondents’
experience with it.

“Millions of small companies in around 80
jurisdictions are already using the IFRS for SMEs. It is
becoming a passport to raise capital on a local or cross-border
basis. This comprehensive review will enable the board to fine-tune
the standard,” SMEIG chairman Paul Pacter said.

The deadline for comment on the consultation
is 30 November.