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How do we treat the provision made for trade debtor under local gap

Provision for bad debt is made under local gap, now that the each debtor should be tested for impairment, what happens to the bad debt earlier provided for before the adoption of ifrs.

Thank you

asked May 13, 2013 in IAS 36 - Impairment of Assets by anonymous
edited May 13, 2013 by Visio

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You need to reverse the provisions made under local GAAP. If the provision had been made in the previous year, then adjust it from the retained earnings.
Entries if the provision had been made in a previous year
DR Provision for impairment (B/S)
CR Retained Earnings (B/S)

If the provision is made in the current year
DR Provision for impairment (B/S)
CR Impairment expenses (P&L)

Hope this answers your issue.
answered May 13, 2013 by StaloneX Level 2 Member (2,800 points)