In this article, we will explain about ICDS IX and its difference with respective Notified AS.
ICDS IX deals with the treatment of borrowing costs and other costs which are incurred in relation to borrowing of funds. Borrowing costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qualifying asset*, shall be capitalized as cost of that asset. *qualifying asset means land, building, plant and machinery, furniture, inventories, patents, know-how, licenses, trademarks, copyrights, any other business or commercial rights.
The following should be disclosed in the financial statements: i. the accounting policy adopted for borrowing costs ii. the amount of borrowing costs capitalized during the year
|Sl. No.||Basis||ICDS IX||AS 16|
|1.||Qualifying Asset||Qualifying assets are any tangible and intangible asset and inventory which require time of 12 months or more to bring them in saleable condition||An asset that necessarily takes a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use or sale|
|2.||Income from temporary investment||ICDS does not specify about the treatment of income earned from temporary investment made out of borrowed funds||If borrowed funds are investments then the income earned from it will be reduced from the actual borrowing cost|
|3.||Commencement of Capitalization||Capitalization will commence from the date when funds are utilized in case of inventories, otherwise, from the date when funds are borrowed||Capitalization will commence when activities, to prepare the asset for sale, have begun and borrowing costs are being incurred|
|4.||Suspension of capitalization||There is no condition mentioned for suspension of capitalization||Capitalisation of borrowing costs should be suspended during extended periods in which active development is interrupted|
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