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Issued Accounting Standard: COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions (Notice No. 165)

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 24 of the Financial Reporting Act 2013, that the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board of the External Reporting Board has issued COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions which amends NZ IFRS 16 Leases.

COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions:

  • applies to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 for-profit reporting entities and groups, other than where expressly exempted by its terms, the terms of any other approved accounting standard or by law;
  • applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 June 2020, with early application permitted;
  • takes effect from the date of the notification of its issue in the New Zealand Gazette, pursuant to section 27(2)(a) and (b) of the Financial Reporting Act 2013; and
  • is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012.

Copies of the standard may be inspected free of charge at the offices of the External Reporting Board (XRB), Level 7, 50 Manners Street, Wellington. Copies are also available on the XRB’s website at

Dated this 11th day of June 2020.

KIMBERLEY CROOK, Chair, New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.