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IFRS Taxonomy 2008

IFRS Taxonomy 2008


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Taxonomy 2008



Date issued

The taxonomy release data is equal to IFRSs issue date for the IFRSs published in the latest Bound Volume.

The IFRS Taxonomy 2008 release date is set to 2008-03-01 (matching the date of the publication of the Bound Volume) and is equal to all IFRSs published in this Bound Volume).

The issue date for IFRSs not included in the latest Bound Volume is different (for example the issue date for IAS 14 is 2006-03-01 relates to the latest Bound Volume where IAS 14 was published).

Issued by

IFRS Foundation.   Contact details are available here.


The IFRS Taxonomy reflects the recent updates in the IFRSs and represents stable platform for future changes in the IFRSs.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) including International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Interpretations as approved at 1 January 2008 are included. Additionally, IAS 14, IAS 23 and IAS 27 are also included.

Taxonomy Viewer

Access the online IFRS Taxonomy Viewer.

Project history

More information on the IFRS Taxonomy 2008 development .

Technical information

XBRL version

XBRL Specification 2.1 dated 2003-12-31 (Recommendation) with errata from 2006-12-18 and Dimensions 1.0 Specification dated 2006-09-18


Recommended namespace prefix


Taxonomy Architecture

Published as part of the IFRS Taxonomy Guide.

DTS Package

Physical location  of the DTS Package.

Relationship to Other XBRL DTS's

This is the core IFRS Taxonomy, and it forms a base for IFRS extensions.

Tools used

The IFRS Taxonomy 2008 has been built with an in-house developed tool (the IFRS Foundation Taxonomy Builder) and with other products.