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IFRS Taxonomy 2012 information and files

General information

Status Final
Date issued The IFRS Taxonomy 2012 release date is set to 2012-03-29 .

The taxonomy release date is aligned with the IASB time line for the issue of:
(1) IFRSs as published in the 2012 IFRS Bound Volume;
(2) The IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs) as published on 9 July 2009.
Issued by IFRS Foundation
Scope The IFRS Taxonomy represents International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), including International Accounting Standards (IASs) and Interpretations, as issued by the IASB at 1 January 2012 and the IFRS for SMEs published on 9 July 2009.
Project history For more information on the development of the IFRS Taxonomy 2012, please  click here.

Technical information


XBRL version XBRL Specification 2.1 dated 2003-12-31 (Recommendation) with errata from 2008-07-02 and Dimensions 1.0 Specification dated 2006-09-18 with errata from 2009-09-07
Recommended namespace prefix ifrs
Taxonomy architecture Published as part of The IFRS Taxonomy Guide.
Relationship to other XBRL DTSs This is the core IFRS Taxonomy, which forms a base for IFRS extensions
Tools used The IFRS Taxonomy 2012 has been built with an in-house developed tool (the Taxonomy Management System) and with other products.

Official taxonomy files


Taxonomy package To download the DTS package, please  click here  [ZIP, 1,019 KB]
Taxonomy root URL

Contact us

  • IASB XBRL Team
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 6410


This taxonomy has not been developed or reviewed at any time by members of the IASB, nor does the Board endorse it in any way.

The IFRS Foundation has put in place a formal due process procedure and every effort is made to ensure that the IFRS Foundations XBRL activities comply with this due process procedure. Whilst all reasonable endeavors have been made to ensure the accuracy of the Taxonomy and compliance with due process, neither the IFRS Foundation, the IASB, XBRL International, nor any other associated entity accept any responsibility for loss caused to any person who acts or refrains from acting in reliance on the material in the Taxonomy, whether such loss is caused by negligence or otherwise.

The Taxonomy is intended to be used to assist the electronic mediation of financial reporting data prepared according to IFRS.

The IFRS Taxonomy 2012 defines the XBRL standard for IFRS elements, but in no way defines IFRS or adds to it. It does not define how financial statements are presented, viewed or formatted, or what must be disclosed in IFRS financial statements.

The materials contained herein are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute accounting or other professional advice. An XBRL taxonomy, including the IFRS Taxonomy 2012, is not intended to be used as a chart of accounts. Nor is it to be used as a GAAP-converter or GAAP-comparison tool.

This release of the IFRS Taxonomy 2012 is as final. Comments from the general public may be submitted. As a result of comments received and by virtue of the fact that the taxonomy is developed using a technology that is still evolving � the taxonomy is expected to change in the future.