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Citibank fraud – Insider angle tracked

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Even as the Munjal family-run Hero Group clarified on Friday that its exposure to the Citibank fraud was a tenth of what has been reported so far, police investigators are widening the scope of the inquiry to probe both the clients as well as

Dept. of Commerce instructs DCs not to block transfer of used assets into SEZs and issues guidelines for SEZ development

January 4, 2011 468 Views 0 comment Print

The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued Instruction Nos. 65 and 66 on 27 October, 2010 and Nos. 67 and 68 on 28 October, 2010 to Development Commissioners (

Easy Exit Scheme, 2011- Key Highlights

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Any defunct company desirous of getting its name struck off from the Register under Section 560 of the Companies Act, 1956 shall make an application (accompanied by filing fee of Rs. 3000) in Form EES, 2011, electronically on the Ministry of Corpora

How to calculate Depreciation as per Schedule XIV on second-hand assets

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Query:-Acquirer Limited acquired an engineering unit of Acquiree Limited, on a going concern basis. The unit has various fixed assets such as building, plant and machinery and furniture, which were recognized in the books of Acquirer Limited at their fair value, on the date of acquisition. Acquiree has already used these assets for certain periods and claimed the depreciation thereon. For example, it has used the building for 20 years and its remaining useful life as per schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, in the books of Acquiree, is 38 years. Acquirer Limited is evaluating whether it can consider the useful lives of these assets afresh or it needs to reduce the period of usage by the acquiree in arriving at useful lives as per Schedule XIV?

Accounting Treatment of capital reduction by the investee companies

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Investor Limited (the company) acquired 1,000,000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each in Investee Limited (investee), for the acquisition date fair value of Rs. 9 million. In the past, Investee Limited had incurred losses, which were attributable to the investee’s venture in a new line of business and exceptional events such as economic recession. Over the period, the line of business has stabilized and started generating profits. In addition, the economic environment has improved significantly. Therefore, the investee expects to generate significant profits in the future periods. However, to write off the past losses, the investee has entered a capital reduction scheme. According to the scheme, it will reduce the face value of each share to Rs. 7 per share and adjust the resulting amount against the past losses.

Treatment of expenses incurred on restoring the damage caused by fire

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A fire broke out in the factory premises of Manufacture Limited (the company), destroying 40% of its major plant. At the date of fire, the carrying amount of the plant (including destroyed portion) was 2160 million. The company needs to incur an amount of 2100 million to restore the destroyed portion. At the reporting date, the restoration work is in progress. The management believes that the company has not followed the component accounting under Indian GAAP and it will therefore apply the subsequent expenditure-related guidance. The application of this guidance will require the company to write off any subsequent expenditure incurred on the asset. Therefore, there is no need to write off the damaged portion of the plant.

Compensation for land acquired to be based on fair market value not on auction sales value- SC

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The compensation for land acquired should be based on the fair market value received for similar land in the neighbourhood, but not sold in auction, the Supreme Court has asserted in the case, Karnataka Housing Board vs Land Acquisition Officer. This, said the court, was because auction sales stood on a different footing. In auction, there is an element of competition, triggered by “human ego, and desire to do better than other competitors.” This leads to high prices. On the other hand, when the auction is by banks, financial institutions or courts, “there is an element of distress, a cloud regarding title, and a chance of litigation.” These factors depress the price. Therefore, auction price should not be the criterion for calculating compensation for acquired land, the court said.

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