Lease accounting: accounting standards: significance of IAS 39
Occasionally, IAS 39 Financial instruments: Recognition and measurement may be relevant to lease accounting. For example
- a lease may be accounted for under IAS 39 as a financial transaction, by virtue of it not being treated as a lease under SIC 27. IAS 18 may also then be a relevant standard
- the derecognition principles of IAS 39 apply to lease receivables and payables and the impairment provisions of this standard apply to lease receivables.