Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Changes proposed in Ind AS 101 First-time adoption of Indian Accounting Standard

An exposure draft on Ind AS 101 First-time adoption of Indian Accounting Standard has been recently issued. Key changes proposed in Ind AS 101 are as follows:-

1. Present standard

Para D7AA of Ind AS 101 provides that a first-time adopter to Ind ASs may elect to continue with the carrying value for all of its property, plant and equipment as recognised in the financial statements as at the date of transition to Ind ASs, measured as per the previous GAAP. Further, such carrying value can be used as its deemed cost as at the date of transition after making necessary adjustments in accordance with paragraph D21and D21A, of this Ind AS. If an entity avails the option under this paragraph, no further adjustments to the deemed cost of the property, plant and equipment so determined in the opening balance sheet shall be made for transition adjustments that might arise from the application of other Ind ASs.

2. Proposed scenario

The exposure draft proposes that an entity can make further adjustments to the deemed cost that might arise from the application of other Ind AS. Accordingly there is no such requirement in the exposure draft that if an entity avails the option under para D7AA then no further adjustment can be made in the deemed cost.

3. Applicability date

Proposed changes, if accepted, can be applied from annual periods beginning on or after1st April, 2017.

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