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Accounting Policies of Falcon Tyres Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2014

Basis of Accounts

The accounts have been prepared according to historical cost convention, adjusted by revaluation of fixed assets and governing statutes in India.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statement require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosures relating to contingent liabilities and assets as at the Balance Sheet date and the reported amounts of income and expenses during the year.

Provision for contingencies are recorded when it is probable that a liability will be incurred and the amounts can reasonably be estimated. Differences between the actual results and estimates are recognized in the year in which the results are known / materialized.

Sales

Sales are accounted for on passing of title to the customers. Returns and rebates and discounts against goods sold are recognized as and when ascertained and deducted from sales. Sales include excise duty.

Export Benefits

Export benefits arising on account of entitlement for duty free imports are accounted for at the time of receipt of material. Other export benefits are accounted for as and when accrued.

Fixed Assets

Fixed Assets are stated at cost of acquisition / construction (net of CENVAT/VAT and other credits) or at revalued amount as the case may be and inclusive of incidental expenses, erection / commissioning expenses, revamping expenses, pre- operative expenses, interest, etc. upto the date the asset is put to use.

Depreciation / Amortization

a) The classification of Plant & Machinery into continuous and non-continuous is carried as per technical certification and depreciation thereon, is provided accordingly, on straight-line method at the rates prescribed in schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

b) Additional depreciation attributable to the increase in the value of assets on account of revaluation is transferred from Revaluation Reserve to the Profit and Loss account.

c) Computer software, Intangible assets are amortised over the period of six years.

Impairment

Fixed assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for impairment. In case events and circumstances indicate any impairment, recoverable amount of fixed assets is determined. An impairment loss is recognized, whenever the carrying amount of assets either belonging to Cash Generating Unit (CGU) or otherwise exceeds recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of assets net selling price or its value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flow from the use of the assets is discounted to their present value at appropriate rate. An impairment loss is reversed if there has been a change in the recoverable amount and such loss either no longer exists or has decreased. Impairment loss/reversal thereof, which in case of CGU, are allocated to its assets on a pro rata basis, is adjusted to carrying value of its respective assets.

Investments

Long Term Investments are valued "at cost" except where there is a diminution in value, other than temporary, in which case, adequate provision is made against such shortfall.

Inventory

Inventories are valued at lower of cost or estimated net realizable value. Cost of inventories has been computed on weighted average basis. In case of work in progress and finished goods cost represents materials, direct labour and appropriate portion of factory overheads. Adequate provision for defective, slow/non moving, obsolete stocks are made on the basis of technical evaluation

Transactions in Foreign Currency

Transaction in foreign currency is accounted for at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of the transaction. Foreign currency monetary assets and liabilities at the year-end are translated using the closing exchange rates whereas non- monetary assets are translated at the rate on the date of the transaction. The gain and loss thereon and also on the exchange differences on settlement of the foreign currency transactions during the year are recognized as income or expense and are adjusted to the profit and loss account.

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits are accrued in the year in which the employees have rendered services. Contribution to defined contribution schemes such as Provident Fund, Superannuation Fund etc. are recognized as and when incurred.

Long-term employee benefits under defined benefit scheme such as gratuity, leave etc. are determined at the end of the year at present value of the amount payable using actuarial valuation techniques.

Actuarial gain and losses are recognized in the year when they arise.

Research and development expenditure

Research and development expenditure of revenue nature are charged to the profit & loss account, while capital expenditures are added to fixed assets in the year in which they are incurred

Contingencies

Liabilities which are material and whose future outcome cannot be ascertained with reasonable certainty are treated as contingent and disclosed by way of Notes to the Accounts.

Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs incurred in relation to the acquisition, construction of assets are capitalized as part of the costs of such assets upto the date when such assets are ready for intended use. Other borrowing costs are charged as an expense in the year in which these are incurred.

Taxes on Income

Provision for Current Income Tax is made on the taxable income using the applicable tax rates and tax laws. Deferred tax arising on account of timing differences and which are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods is recognized using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted. Deferred tax assets are recognized only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. In situation where the company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits.

Warranties

Warranty costs are accrued in the year of sale, based on past experience.

 
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