The standard provides detailed instructions on how to take into account approved contract changes. If certain conditions are met, a contract change is counted as a separate contract with the customer. If this is not the case, this will be taken into account by changing the accounting of the current contract with the client. Taking this latter type of change into account prospectively or retroactively depends on the difference between the remaining goods or services to be delivered after the amendment and the goods or services provided prior to the amendment. For more details on accounting for contract changes, see the standard. [IFRS 15:18-21]. ASC 606 states that the process of 2010 contracts with clients in the jurisdiction, sectors and companies will be different. The existence of enforceable rights and obligations may depend on the client`s class or the type of goods or services. The application of these guidelines depends on the facts and circumstances contained in a contract with a client and requires the exercise of judgment. Each total discount relative to the sum of stand-alone selling prices is distributed among performance bonds on a relative and autonomous selling price basis. In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to attribute such a discount to some of its obligations, but not to all of the benefit obligations. [IFRS 15:81] Once a company finds that a contract exists on the basis of the above criteria, there is no need to reassess the existence of a contract unless circumstances change significantly.
One of the examples cited in the standard is a significant deterioration in the customer`s ability to pay after the contract begins. In this case, a company may be obliged to reassess whether it withdraws the consideration to which it is entitled in exchange for the other goods or services of the contract. If the ability to pay for future commitments is not likely, then the criteria for a contract are not met. Such an assessment naturally involves meaningful judgment. The concept of debt losses and credit losses still exists and, as is the case today, it is counted as an effort in the income statement. However, a business must check whether a client`s credit deterioration relates to performance obligations (bad debts) or viable obligations of the future that may affect the existence of a contract. When evaluating the seemingly simple Step 1 – identifying the contract with the customer, there are important things to consider.