Accounting Standards 6 and 9 on - Comptroller and Auditor General

Report
Accounting Standards 6 and 10
on
‘Depreciation Accounting’
and
‘Accounting for Fixed Assets’
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Session Coverage
• AS-6 ‘Depreciation
Accounting’;
• and
• AS-10 ‘Accounting for Fixed
Assets’
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Learning Objective
• At the end of this session, the learner will be able
to apply the concepts contained in the Accounting
Standard 6 – ‘Depreciation Accounting’ and
Accounting Standard 10 – ‘Accounting for Fixed
Assets’ in the preparation and presentation of
financial assets to the extent that he will, as an
Auditor, be able to comment in his report where
the financial statements are not in conformity with
these standards.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• This Statement deals with depreciation
accounting and applies to all depreciable
assets, except :
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
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i. forests, plantations and similar
regenerative natural resources;
ii. wasting assets including expenditure on the
exploration for and extraction of minerals, oils,
natural gas and similar non-regenerative
resources;
iii. expenditure on research and development;
iv. goodwill;
v. live stock.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• This statement also does not apply to land
unless it has a limited useful life for the
enterprise.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
Definitions
• Depreciation is a measure of the wearing out,
consumption or other loss of value of a
depreciable asset arising from use, passage of time
or obsolescence through technology and market
changes. Depreciation is allocated so as to charge
a fair proportion of the depreciable amount in each
accounting period during the expected useful life
of the asset. Depreciation includes amortization of
assets whose useful life is predetermined.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
Definitions
• Depreciable assets are assets which
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i. are expected to be used during more than
one accounting period;
•
ii. have a limited useful life; and
•
iii. are held by an enterprise for use in the
production or supply of goods and services, for
rental to others, or for administrative purposes and
not for the purpose of sale in the ordinary course
of business.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
Definitions
• Useful life is either
• (i) the period over which a depreciable
asset is expected to be used by the
enterprise; or
• (ii) the number of production or similar
units expected to be obtained from the use
of the asset by the enterprise.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
Definitions
• Depreciable amount of a depreciable asset
is its historical cost, or other amount
substituted for historical cost in the
financial statements, less the estimated
residual value.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• Following is the text of the accounting
Standard:

The depreciable amount of a
depreciable asset should be allocated on a
systematic basis to each accounting period
during the useful life of the asset.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• The depreciation method selected should be
applied consistently from period to period. A
change from one method of providing
depreciation to another should be made only if
the adoption of the new method is required by
statute or for compliance with an accounting
standard or if it is considered that the change
would result in a more appropriate preparation
or presentation of the financial statements of the
enterprise.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• When such a change in the method of
depreciation is made, depreciation should be
recalculated in accordance with the new method
from the date of the asset coming into use. The
deficiency or surplus arising from retrospective
recomputation of depreciation in accordance
with the new method should be adjusted in the
accounts in the year in which the method of
depreciation is changed.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• In case the change in the method results in
deficiency in depreciation in respect of past
years, the deficiency should be charged in the
statement of profit and loss. In case the change
in the method results in surplus, the surplus
should be credited to the statement of profit and
loss. Such a change should be treated as a
change in accounting policy and its effect should
be quantified and disclosed.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
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
The useful life of a depreciable
asset should be estimated after
considering the following factors:
i. expected physical wear and tear;
ii. obsolescence; and
iii. legal or other limits on the use of the
asset.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting

The useful lives of major depreciable
assets or classes of depreciable assets may
be reviewed periodically. Where there is a
revision of the estimated useful life of an
asset, the unamortised depreciable amount
should be charged over the revised
remaining useful life.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• Any addition or extension, which becomes an
integral part of the existing asset, should be
depreciated over the remaining useful life of that
asset. The depreciation on such addition or
extension may also be provided at the rate
applied to the existing asset. Where an addition
or extension retains a separate identity and is
capable of being used after the existing asset is
disposed of, depreciation should be provided
independently on the basis of an estimate of its
own useful life.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• Where the historical cost of a depreciable
asset has undergone a change due to
increase or decrease in long term liability
on account of exchange fluctuations, price
adjustments, changes in duties or similar
factors, the depreciation on the revised
unamortised depreciable amount should be
provided prospectively over the residual
useful life of the asset.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting
• If any depreciable asset is disposed of,
discarded, demolished or destroyed, the net
surplus or deficiency, if material, should
be disclosed separately.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting

The following information should be
disclosed in the financial statements:
•
i.
the historical cost or other amount
substituted for historical cost of each class of
depreciable assets;
•
ii.
total depreciation for the period for
each class of assets; and
• iii.
the related accumulated depreciation.
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AS 6 – Depreciation Accounting

The following information should also be
disclosed in the financial statements alongwith
the disclosure of other accounting policies:
•
i.
depreciation methods used; and
•
ii.
depreciation rates or the useful lives
of the assets, if they are different from the
principal rates specified in the statute governing
the enterprise.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• . This statement deals with accounting for
fixed assets except as described in
following paragraphs.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Definitions
• Fixed asset is an asset held with the
intention of being used for the purpose of
producing or providing goods or services
and is not held for sale in the normal course
of business.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Definitions
• Fair market value is the price that would be
agreed to in an open and unrestricted market
between knowledgeable and willing parties
dealing at arm’s length who are fully
informed and are not under any compulsion
to transact.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Definitions
• Gross book value of a fixed asset is its
historical cost or other amount substituted
for historical cost in the books of account or
financial statements. When this amount is
shown net of accumulated depreciation, it is
termed as net book value.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• The items determined in accordance with
the definition given above (viz., fixed asset
is an asset held with the intention of being
used for the purpose of producing or
providing goods or services and is not held
for sale in the normal course of business)
should be included under fixed assets in
financial statements.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
  The gross book value of a fixed asset
should be either historical cost or a
revaluation computed in accordance with
this Standard. The method of accounting
for fixed assets included at historical cost
is set out in following paragraphs; the
method of accounting of revalued assets is
also set out in following paragraphs.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• The cost of a fixed asset should comprise
its purchase price and any attributable cost
of bringing the asset to its working
condition for its intended use.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• The cost of a fixed asset should comprise its
purchase price and any attributable cost of
bringing the asset to its working condition for its
intended use. Financing costs relating to
deferred credits or to borrowed funds attributable
to construction or acquisition of fixed assets for
the period up to the completion of construction
or acquisition of fixed assets should also be
included in the gross book value of the asset to
which they relate.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• However, the financing costs (including
interest) on fixed assets purchased on a
deferred credit basis or on monies
borrowed for construction or acquisition of
fixed assets should not be capitalized to the
extent that such costs relate to periods
after such assets are ready to be put to use.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• The cost of a self-constructed fixed asset
should comprise those costs that relate
directly to the specific asset and those that
are attributable to the construction activity
in general and can be allocated to the
specific asset.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• When a fixed asset is acquired in exchange or in
part exchange for another asset, the cost of the
asset acquired should be recorded either at fair
market value or at the net book value of the asset
given up, adjusted for any balancing payment or
receipt of cash or other consideration. For these
purposes fair market value may be determined by
reference either to the asset given up or to the
asset acquired, whichever is more clearly evident.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• Fixed asset acquired in exchange for
shares or other securities in the enterprise
should be recorded at its fair market value,
or the fair market value of the securities
issued, whichever is more clearly evident.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• Subsequent expenditures related to an item
of fixed asset should be added to its book
value only if they increase the future
benefits from the existing asset beyond its
previously assessed standard of
performance.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• Material items retired from active use and
held for disposal should be stated at the
lower of their net book value and net
realizable value and shown separately in
the financial statements.
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AS 10 Accounting for Fixed Assets
Text
• Fixed asset should be eliminated from the
financial statements on disposal or when
no further benefit is expected from its use
and disposal.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets

Losses arising from the retirement or
gains or losses arising from disposal of
fixed asset, which is carried at cost, should
be recognized in the profit and loss
statement.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• When a fixed asset is revalued in financial
statements, an entire class of assets should
be revalued, or the selection of assets for
revaluation should be made on a
systematic basis. This basis should be
disclosed.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• The revaluation in financial statements of
a class of assets should not result in the net
book value of that class being greater than
the recoverable amount of assets of that
class.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• An increase in net book value arising on
revaluation of fixed assets should be credited
directly to owners’ interests under the head of
revaluation reserve, except that, to the extent that
such increase is related to and not greater than a
decrease arising on revaluation previously
recorded as a charge to the profit and loss
statement, it may be credited to the profit and loss
statement.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• A decrease in net book value arising on
revaluation of fixed asset should be
charged directly to the profit and loss
statement except that to the extent that
such a decrease is related to an increase
which was previously recorded as a credit
to revaluation reserve and which has not
been subsequently reversed or utilized, it
may be charged directly to that account.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• The provisions are also applicable to fixed
assets included in financial statements at a
revaluation.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• On disposal of a previously revalued item of fixed
asset, the difference between net disposal
proceeds and the net book value should be
charged or credited to the profit and loss
statement except that to the extent that such a
loss is related to an increase which was
previously recorded as a credit to revaluation
reserve and which has not been subsequently
reversed or utilized, it may be charged directly to
that account.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets

Fixed assets acquired on hire
purchase terms should be recorded at their
cash value, which, if not readily available,
should be calculated by assuming an
appropriate rate of interest. They should be
shown in the balance sheet with an
appropriate narration to indicate that the
enterprise does not have full ownership
thereof
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• In the case of fixed assets owned by the
enterprise jointly with others, the extent of the
enterprise’s share in such assets, and the
proportion of the original cost, accumulated
depreciation and written down value should be
stated in the balance sheet. Alternatively, the pro
rata cost of such jointly owned assets may be
grouped together with similar fully owned assets
with an appropriate disclosure thereof
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Where several fixed assets are purchased
for a consolidated price, the consideration
should be apportioned to the various assets
on a fair basis as determined by competent
valuers.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Goodwill should be recorded in the books
only when some consideration in money or
money’s worth has been paid for it.
Whenever a business is acquired for a
price (payable in cash or in shares or
otherwise), which is in excess of the value
of the net assets of the business taken over,
the excess should be termed as ‘goodwill’.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• The direct costs incurred in developing the
patents should be capitalized and written
off over their legal term of validity or over
their working life, whichever is shorter.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Amount paid for know-how for the plans,
layout and designs of buildings and/or
design of the machinery should be
capitalized under the relevant asset heads,
such as buildings, plants and machinery,
etc. Depreciation should be calculated on
the total cost of those assets, including the
cost of the know-how capitalized.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Where the amount paid for know-how is a
composite sum in respect of both the
manufacturing process as well as plans,
drawings and designs for buildings, plant
and machinery, etc., the management
should apportion such consideration into
two parts on a reasonable basis.
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Disclosure

The following information should be
disclosed in the financial statements:
•
i.
gross and net book values of fixed
assets at the beginning and end of an accounting
period showing additions, disposals, acquisitions
and other movements;
•
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Disclosure

The following information should be
disclosed in the financial statements:
•
ii.
expenditure incurred on
account of fixed assets in the course of
construction or acquisition; and
•
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Accounting Standards (AS 10)
Accounting for Fixed Assets
• Disclosure

The following information should be
disclosed in the financial statements:
•
iii.
revalued amounts substituted for
historical costs of fixed assets, the method
adopted to compute the revalued amounts, the
nature of indices used, the year of any appraisal
made, and whether an external valuer was
involved, in case where fixed assets are stated at
revalued amounts.
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