Brief Summary of the IFRS Implementation in Colombia

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International Financial Reporting Standards is an internationally accepted reporting standard for registering financials transactions & reporting.

What is IFRS?

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is an internationally accepted reporting standard for registering financial transactions & reporting.

Why is it important?

Colombia has fully adopted the IFRS guidelines and they are now in full effect for all Colombian companies, meaning that you need to ensure that your accountants are registering all transactions according to both IFRS and ColGAAP

How does this affect you?

Companies which have already been identified by SuperSociedades (the Colombian Accounting Authority) will have to provide all reports according to IFRS. Companies also have to provide statements to DIAN (the local taxes authority) according to ColGAAP for tax declaration purposes. Failure to provide the statements in the correct format will likely result in fines and/or sanctions.

What do you have to do if you’re required to report to SuperSociedades?

Existing companies need to undertake a transition process, which depending on the size and complexity of the company accounts, may take between 2 and 6 months. New companies need to ensure that their accountants are IFRS qualified and competent in its application.

Biz Latin Hub can help you with your financial reporting

If you have any questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Biz Latin Hub Colombia. Contact us here and see how we can assist with your financial reporting.

The information provided here within should not be construed as formal guidance or advice. Please consult a professional for your specific situation. Information provided is for informative purposes only and may not capture all pertinent laws, standards, and best practices. The regulatory landscape is continually evolving; information mentioned may be outdated and/or could undergo changes. The interpretations presented are not official. Some sections are based on the interpretations or views of relevant authorities, but we cannot ensure that these perspectives will be supported in all professional settings.

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