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Sir give me a favour, is "share application pending money" become part of Net worth.?? 

Managing Partner

not a part of net worth for further explaination read following content

The correct accounting treatment in respect of share application money is analysed as below: · Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 provides that the balance sheet of a company shall give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and shall be in the form (either horizontal or vertical) as set out in Part I of Schedule VI. · The broad heads under "Liabilities" therein are (i) Share Capital, (ii) Reserves and Surplus, (iii) Secured Loans, (iv) Unsecured Loans and (v) Current Liabilities and Provisions. The item of 'share application money' does not appear in the subheads under any of these heads. · Any subscriptttion received by a company against issue of share capital can be regarded as "subscribed share capital" only when the share capital is actually subscribed and allotted as well. Until the allotment is made, any subscriptttion cannot be included in the amount of subscribed share capital. [ICAI Compendium of Opinions, Vol. XII, pp. 121 to 123]. Share application money, therefore, cannot be treated as 'Share Capital". · Share application money only in respect of invalid or revoked applications and excess application money received due to over-subscripttttion, however, may be treated as "Current Liabilities". The instant case does not satisfy any of the above, hence cannot be treated as "Current Liabilities" Share application money, therefore, can neither be categorized as "Share Capital' nor "Current Liabilities". · The ICAI Compendium of Opinions, [Vol. XV, (1996 Edn.) pp. 34 to 36], opines that the "share application money pending allotment" should be shown in the balance-sheet under a separate heading between "Share Capital" and "Reserves and Surplus". · Share application money is also not an instrument, much less an Equity linked instrument.


Assistant Manager

It cannot be taken as net worth as it is not yet part of the shareholders funds! It should be considered as an outside liabiity when we are calculating via assets- outside liabilities method, or when it is share capital + reserves method, the question does not arise at al. I had the same doubt yesterday and got it cleared. :-)


Ya !! as said by Mr. Chirag & Nitin. Share application money will not form part in Net Worth.




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