The title of this project has been modified to reflect the characteristics of the shares that are issued in tax planning arrangements.
The accounting for retractable or mandatorily redeemable shares issued in a tax planning arrangement, as set out in Financial Instruments, paragraph 3856.23, needs to be re-examined.
A number of issues have arisen in respect of redeemable preferred shares. Issues include scope, reclassification and measurement. The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) discussed these issues and agreed that they were beyond the scope of an annual improvement. Accordingly, it agreed to undertake a separate project to address them.
The AcSB completed its project on retractable or mandatorily redeemable shares issued in a tax planning arrangement and issued final amendments in December 2018. The amendments are effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021.