Announcement on Amendment to SA 230 Retention Period for Engagement Documentation (Working Papers)


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Announcement on Amendment to SA 230- Retention Period for Engagement Documentation (Working Papers)

DRAFT ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE MEMBERS


Consequential Amendment to Audit Documentation Retention Period in Standard on Auditing (SA) 230, Audit Documentation

The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India had in August 2009, pursuant to the provisions of Rule 12 of the Chartered Accountants (Procedures of Investigations of Professional and Other Misconduct and Cases) Rules, 2007 had amended the audit documentation retention period appearing as ten years in paragraph 83 of Standard on Quality Control 1 to seven years.

As a consequence of the above decision of the Council, with the issuance of this announcement by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, the audit documentation retention period appearing as ten years in paragraph A23 of the Standard on Auditing (SA) 230, Audit Documentation, issued in January 2009, shall also stand amended to seven years.

 

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