ESMA opinion on the recognition of cash contributions to the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) in IFRS accounts
The ESMA published on 25 September its opinion on the recognition requirements of cash contributions to the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) in IFRS accounts. This opinion is limited to the accounting treatment of ex-ante non-refundable cash contributions to the DGS for which the obligating event is identified at a single point in time. Based on the analysis of the existing IFRS requirements, ESMA concluded that as soon as the obligating event of a non-refundable cash contribution to a DGS is identified, the contribution must be recognised as an expense in full. ESMA expects the national competent authorities to take corrective actions whenever they identify material mis-statements in the application of these requirements.