SENSEX NIFTY India | Accounting Policy > Cigarettes > Accounting Policy followed by ITC - BSE: 500875, NSE: ITC
BSE: 500875|NSE: ITC|ISIN: INE154A01025|SECTOR: Cigarettes
Sep 15, 16:00
-4.2 (-1.18%)
VOLUME 133,247
Sep 15, 15:54
-3.95 (-1.11%)
VOLUME 4,231,329
« Mar 12
Accounting Policy Year : Mar '13

To prepare financial statements in accordance with applicable Accounting Standards in India. A summary of important accounting policies is set out below. The financial statements have also been prepared in accordance with relevant presentational requirements of the Companies Act, 1956.

Basis of Accounting

To prepare financial statements in accordance with the historical cost convention modified by revaluation of certain Fixed Assets as and when undertaken.

All assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Companys normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents.

Fixed Assets

To state Fixed Assets at cost of acquisition inclusive of inward freight, duties and taxes and incidental expenses related to acquisition. In respect of major projects involving construction, related pre-operational expenses form part of the value of assets capitalised. Expenses capitalised also include applicable borrowing costs, if any.

To capitalise software where it is expected to provide future enduring economic benefits. Capitalisation costs include licence fees and costs of implementation / system integration services. The costs are capitalised in the year in which the relevant software is implemented for use.

To charge off as a revenue expenditure all upgradation/ enhancements unless they bring similar significant additional benefits.


To calculate depreciation on Fixed Assets, Tangible and Intangible, in a manner that amortises the cost of the assets after commissioning, over their estimated useful lives or, where specified, lives based on the rates specified in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956, whichever is lower, by equal annual instalments. Leasehold properties are amortised over the period of the lease.

To amortise capitalised software costs over a period of five years.

Revaluation of Assets

As and when Fixed Assets are revalued, to adjust the provision for depreciation on such revalued Fixed Assets, where applicable, in order to make allowance for consequent additional diminution in value on considerations of age, condition and unexpired useful life of such Fixed Assets; to transfer to Revaluation Reserve the difference between the written up value of the Fixed Assets revalued and depreciation adjustment and to charge Revaluation Reserve Account with annual depreciation on that portion of the value which is written up.

Impairment of Assets

To provide for impairment loss, if any, to the extent, the carrying amount of assets exceed their recoverable amount. Recoverable amount is higher of an assets net selling price and its value in use. Value in use is the present value of estimated future cash flows expected to arise from the continuing use of an asset and from its disposal at the end of its useful life.

Impairment losses recognised in prior years are reversed when there is an indication that the impairment losses recognised no longer exist or have decreased. Such reversals are recognised as an increase in carrying amounts of assets to the extent that it does not exceed the carrying amounts that would have been determined (net of amortisation or depreciation) had no impairment loss been recognised in previous years.


To state Current Investments at lower of cost and fair value; and Long Term Investments, including in Joint Ventures and Associates, at cost. Where applicable, provision is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in valuation of Long Term Investments.


To state inventories including work-in-progress at lower of cost and net realisable value. The cost is calculated on weighted average method. Cost comprises expenditure incurred in the normal course of business in bringing such inventories to its location and includes, where applicable, appropriate overheads based on normal level of activity. Obsolete, slow moving and defective inventories are identified at the time of physical verification of inventories and, where necessary, provision is made for such inventories.

Revenue from sale of products and services

To recognise Revenue at the time of delivery of goods and rendering of services net of trade discounts to customers and Sales tax/ Value added tax recovered from customers but including excise duty on goods payable by the Company. Net revenue is stated after deducting such excise duty.

Investment Income

To account for Income from Investments on an accrual basis, inclusive of related tax deducted at source. To account for Income from Dividends when the right to receive such dividends is established.

Proposed Dividend

To provide for Dividends (including income tax thereon) in the books of account as proposed by the Directors, pending approval at the Annual General Meeting.

Employee Benefits

To make regular monthly contributions to various Provident Funds which are in the nature of defined contribution schemes and such paid/payable amounts are charged against revenue. To administer such Funds through duly constituted and approved independent trusts with the exception of Provident Fund and Family Pension contributions in respect of Unionised Staff which are statutorily deposited with the Government.

To administer through duly constituted and approved independent trusts, various Gratuity and Pension Funds which are in the nature of defined benefit/contribution schemes. To determine the liabilities towards such schemes, as applicable, and towards employee leave encashment by an independent actuarial valuation as per the requirements of Accounting Standard - 15 on Employee Benefits. To determine actuarial gains or losses and to recognise such gains or losses immediately in Statement of Profit and Loss as income or expense.

To charge against revenue, actual disbursements made, when due, under the Workers Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Lease Rentals

To charge Rentals in respect of leased premises and equipment to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

To recognise rental income on assets given on operating lease on an accrual basis over the lease term in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Research and Development

To write off all expenditure other than capital expenditure on Research and Development in the year it is incurred.

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is included under Tangible Assets.

Taxes on Income

To provide Current tax as the amount of tax payable in respect of taxable income for the period, measured using the applicable tax rates and tax laws.

To provide Deferred tax on timing differences between taxable income and accounting income subject to consideration of prudence, measured using the tax rates and tax laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date.

Not to recognise Deferred tax assets on unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses unless there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such assets.

Foreign Currency Translation

To account for transactions in foreign currency at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transactions. Gains/Losses arising out of fluctuations in the exchange rates are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which they arise.

To account for differences between the forward exchange rates and the exchange rates at the date of transactions, as income or expense over the life of the contracts.

To account for profit/loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contracts as income/expense for the period.

To account for premium paid on currency options in the Statement of Profit and Loss at the inception of the option.

To account for profit/loss arising on settlement or cancellation of currency option as income/expense for the period.

To recognise the net mark to market losses in the Statement of Profit and Loss on the outstanding portfolio of options/forwards/swaps as at the Balance Sheet date, and to ignore the net gain, if any.

To account for gains/losses in the Statement of Profit and Loss on foreign exchange rate fluctuations relating to monetary items at the year end.

To accumulate exchange differences arising on monetary items that, in substance, form part of the Companys net investment in a non-integral foreign operation in a foreign currency translation reserve. To recognise such balances in the Statement of Profit and Loss on disposal of the net investment.


To disclose claims against the Company not acknowledged as debts after a careful evaluation of the facts and legal aspects of the matter involved.

Segment Reporting

To identify segments based on the dominant source and nature of risks and returns and the internal organisation and management structure.

To account for inter-segment revenue on the basis of transactions which are primarily market led.

To include under Unallocated Corporate Expenses revenue and expenses which relate to initiatives/costs attributable to the enterprise as a whole and are not attributable to segments.

Financial and Management Information Systems

To practise an Accounting System which unifies Financial and Cost Records and is designed to comply with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, provide financial and cost information appropriate to the businesses and facilitate Internal Control.

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
Quick Links for itc
Explore Moneycontrol
Stocks     A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Others
Mutual Funds     A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Copyright © Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of news articles, photos, videos or any other content in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of is prohibited.