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Sections applicable for CA Final May 17 exams


Please provide the sections applicable in corporate and allied laws for CA Final May 17 examinations and amendments applicable for May 17 attempt. Thanks in advance....

The Next examinations of Chartered Accountancy (CA) Final course after Nov 2016, will be held in May, 2017. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has not yet announced the applicability of Standards, Guidance Notes and Legislative Amendments etc. for May, 2017 – Final Examination. However, you may note the following amendments for CA Final May 2017 Exam. Accordingly, you may go through these topics and amendments viz. Accounting Standards (ASs), Standards on Auditing (SAs), Guidance Notes (GNs), Circulars, Notifications, Companies Act and Finance Act etc. which are very important and relevant for CA Final May 2017 examinations.     Paper 1: Financial Reporting 39 Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) have been prepared by the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS) and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India has now notified Roadmap in a phased manner from 2016-17 onwards for applicability of Ind AS vide Notification No. G.S.R. 111(E) dated 16 February, 2015, for compliance by the class of companies specified in the said roadmap. All 39 IFRS converged Indian accounting standards (Ind AS) has been hosted on MCA official website MCA.GOV.IN along with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 which has come into force on the 1st day of April, 2015. After notification of Ind AS in February, 2015, the CA Institute has also announced dated 23/11/2015 that Ind AS 32, Ind AS 107 and Ind AS 109 would be applicable in place of AS 30, AS 31 and AS 32 to the topic ‘Accounting for Financial Instruments’. Accordingly, Ind AS 32 “Financial Instruments: Presentation”, Ind AS 107 “Financial Instruments: Disclosures” and Ind AS 109 “Financial Instruments” shall be applicable on the topic ‘Accounting for Financial Instruments’ instead of AS 30 “Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement”, AS 31 “Financial Instruments: Presentation” and AS 32 “Financial Instruments: Disclosures” from May, 2016 examinations for Paper-1: Financial Reporting at the Final level. In view of the complexities involved, simple practical problems involving conceptual issues or application issues may be asked in the examination. Further, some topics has been newly included by ICAI vide notification dated 30th May, 2015 in the syllabus of CA Final Course May, 2016 exams onward. i) Introduction of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS); ii) Comparative study of ASs vis-a-vis Ind ASs; and iii) Carve outs/ins in Ind ASs vis-à-vis International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). Note that CA Institute has excluded following topics from the syllabus of CA Final and the same would not be applicable for May, 2017 Examination: i) International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); ii) Overview of International Accounting Standards (IAS); iii) Significant differences vis-a-vis Indian Accounting Standards; iv) Understanding of US GAAPs, Applications of IFRS and US GAAP; v) Interpretations by International Financial Reporting Interpretation Committee (IFRIC). Accounting Standards: Following are the list of all 28 Accounting Standards (AS) which are fully applicable for CA Final May, 2017 examinations: AS 1: Disclosure of Accounting Policies AS 2: Valuation of Inventories AS 3: Cash Flow Statements AS 4: Contingencies and Events Occurring after the Balance Sheet Date AS 5: Net Profit or Loss for the Period, Prior Period Items and Changes in Accounting Policies AS 6: Depreciation Accounting AS 7: Construction Contracts (Revised 2002) AS 9: Revenue Recognition AS 10: Accounting for Fixed Assets AS 11: The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (Revised 2003) AS 12: Accounting for Government Grants AS 13: Accounting for Investments AS 14: Accounting for Amalgamations AS 15: Employee Benefits AS 16: Borrowing Costs AS 17: Segment Reporting AS 18: Related Party Disclosures AS 19: Leases AS 20: Earnings Per Share AS 21: Consolidated Financial Statements AS 22: Accounting for Taxes on Income AS 23: Accounting for Investment in Associates in Consolidated Financial Statements AS 24: Discontinuing Operations AS 25: Interim Financial Reporting AS 26: Intangible Assets AS 27: Financial Reporting of Interests in Joint Ventures AS 28: Impairment of Assets AS 29: Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets Guidance Notes: Following are the list of 14 Guidance Notes which are fully applicable for CA Final May, 2017 examinations: 1.       Guidance Note on Accrual Basis of Accounting. 2. Guidance Note on Accounting Treatment for Excise Duty. 3. Guidance Note on Terms Used in Financial Statements. 4. Guidance Note on Availability of Revaluation Reserve for Issue of Bonus Shares. 5. Guidance Note on Accounting Treatment for MODVAT/CENVAT. 6. Guidance Note on Accounting for Corporate Dividend Tax. 7. Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee Share-based Payments. 8. Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternate Tax under the Income Tax Act, 1961. 9. Guidance Note on Measurement of Income Tax for Interim Financial Reporting in the context of AS 25. 10. Guidance Note on Applicability of AS 25 to Interim Financial Results. 11. Guidance Note on Turnover in case of Contractors. 12. Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 (Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013).   The Companies Act, 2013: Accounting related sections of the Companies Act, 2013, notified up to 31/10/2016 along with the clarifications issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs are applicable for May, 2017 Examination. The cut-off date for any other legislative amendments including relevant Notifications, Circulars, Rules and Guidelines issued by Regulating Authority will be six months i.e. up to 31st October, 2016.   Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics The statement on reporting under Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Section 227(1A) of the Companies Act, 1956) shall be applicable for May, 2017 Examination. Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 [CARO] issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 29th March, 2016 is applicable for CA Final May 2017 Exams. Additionally, all auditing related sections of the Companies Act, 2013 up to 30th September, 2016 will be applicable for CA Final May, 2017 Exams. All other legislative amendments including relevant Notifications / Circulars / Rules / Guidelines issued by Regulating Authority up to 31st October, 2016 is applicable for May 2017 Examination. Engagements and Quality Control Standards on Auditing: Following are the lists of all 44 Engagements and Quality Control Standards on Auditing which are applicable in CA May, 2017 exams. SQC 1: Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Historical Financial Information, and Other Assurance and Related Services Engagements SA 200: Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with Standards on Auditing SA 210: Agreeing the Terms of Audit Engagements SA 220: Quality Control for Audit of Financial Statements SA 230: Audit Documentation SA 240: The Auditor’s responsibilities relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements SA 250: Consideration of Laws and Regulations in An Audit of Financial Statements SA 260: Communication with Those Charged with Governance SA 265: Communicating Deficiencies in Internal Control to Those Charged with Governance and Management SA 299: Responsibility of Joint Auditors SA 300: Planning an Audit of Financial Statements SA 315: Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment SA 320: Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit SA 330: The Auditor’s Responses to Assessed Risks SA 402: Audit Considerations Relating to an Entity Using a Service Organization SA 450: Evaluation of Misstatements Identified during the Audits SA 500: Audit Evidence SA 501: Audit Evidence – Specific Considerations for Selected Items SA 505: External Confirmations SA 510: Initial Audit Engagements-Opening Balances SA 520: Analytical Procedures SA 530: Audit Sampling SA 540: Auditing Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value Accounting Estimates, and Related Disclosures SA 550: Related Parties SA 560: Subsequent Events SA 570: Going Concern SA 580: Written Representations SA 600: Using the Work of Another Auditor SA 610: Using the Work of Internal Auditors SA 620: Using the Work of an Auditor’s Expert SA 700: Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements SA 705: Modifications to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s Report SA 706: Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matter Paragraphs in the Independent Auditor’s Report SA 710: Comparative Information – Corresponding Figures and Comparative Financial Statements SA 720: The Auditor’s Responsibility in Relation to Other Information in Documents Containing Audited Financial Statements SA 800: Special Considerations-Audits of Financial Statements Prepared in Accordance with Special Purpose Framework SA 805: Special Considerations-Audits of Single Purpose Financial Statements and Specific Elements, Accounts or Items of a Financial Statement SA 810: Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements SRE 2400: Engagements to Review Financial Statements SRE 2410: Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity SAE 3400: The Examination of Prospective Financial Information SAE 3402: Assurance Reports on Controls At a Service Organisation SRS 4400: Engagements to Perform Agreed Upon Procedures Regarding Financial Information SRS 4410: Engagements to Compile Financial Information Guidance Notes and other publications: Following are the list of 14 Guidance Notes and other publications which are fully applicable for CA Final May, 2016 exams: 1. Code of Ethics 2. Guidance Note on Independence of Auditors 3. Guidance Note on Audit Reports and Certificates for Special Purposes 4. Guidance Note on Audit under Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act (Revised in view of Latest Form 3CA, 3CB and 3CD notified on 25th July). 5. Guidance Note on Audit of Inventories 6. Guidance Note on Audit of Debtors, Loans and Advances 7. Guidance Note on Audit of Investments 8. Guidance Note on Audit of Cash and Bank Balances 9. Guidance Note on Audit of Liabilities 10. Guidance Note on Audit of Revenue 11. Guidance Note on Audit of Expenses 12. Guidance Note on Reporting under section 143 (3) (f) and (h) of the Companies Act, 2013 12. Guidance Note on Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) 13. Guidance Note on Audit of Payment of Dividend 14. Guidance Note on Audit of Capital and Reserves The Guidance Note on Audit of Abridged Financial Statements, the Guidance Note on Audit of Miscellaneous Expenditure, the Guidance Note on Certificate of Corporate Governance and the Guidance Note on Auditing of Accounts of Liquidators shall not be applicable for May, 2017 Examinations. Paper 3: Strategic Financial Management Generally, CA Institute not made amendment in Paper 3 (SFM) of CA Final Course and therefore, you may refer your old study materials. However, ICAI may intruduce new topics in this subject as per Syllabus 2016 for May 2017 examinations. Paper 4: Corporate Laws and Other Economic Laws The following topics are related to old syllabus which you may refer till the announcement made by ICAI for May 2017. 1. The Companies Act, 2013: The relevant notified Sections of the Companies Act, 2013 and other legislative amendments including relevant Notifications / Circulars / Rules / Guidelines issued by Regulating Authority up to 31st October, 2016 will be applicable for May, 2017 Examination. 2. The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016: This amendment Act was enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India.  The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016 is applicable for May 2017 examination. 3. Relevant Study Material for May 2017 Examination: January, 2016 edition of Study Material shall be relevant for May, 2017 examination. Additionally, the RTP of May, 2017 examination shall be referred side by side so as to know what is applicable/not applicable for May, 2017 examination.   4. SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2009: Till date there is no amendment made in SEBI (ICDR) Regulation, 2009 in the month of May 2016. Note that amendments made upto Oct 2016 shall be applicable in May 2017 Exams. 5. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999: Latest updates related to FEMA has not yet officially announced by CA Institute. However, you may go through these amendments which may be applicable for May 2017. i) Foreign Exchange Management (Manner of Receipt and Payment) Regulations, 2016 vide Notification No. FEMA 14(R)/2016-RB, dated 2nd May 2016.     Paper 5 : Advanced Management Accounting You may refer January 2015 Edition (Reprint Edition 2016) of CA Final Course Paper 5 (Advanced Management Accounting) Study Material, Practice Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Podcasts. Paper 6: Financial Services and Capital Market & Information Systems Control and Audit Till the new edition released by ICAI, January 2016 Edition of Study Material, Practice Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Podcasts of CA Final Course shall be applicable for May 2017. You may download the soft copy of these materials from official website of ICAI under.   Paper 7: Advanced Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation Part-I of Paper-7 contain topics related to Direct Taxation. Accordingly, all amendments made in the provisions of Direct Tax by the Finance Act, 2016 including various circulars and notifications issued up to 31st October, 2016 will be applicable for CA Final May, 2017 examinations. Accordingly, the applicable assessment year shall be A.Y. 2017-18 for Direct Tax Laws for CA Final May, 2017 Examination. Part-II of Paper-7 of CA Final New syllabus covers topics related to International Taxation. You should note that CA Institute has already excluded the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 and Rules thereunder from the syllabus of CA Final Course and therefore not applicable for May 2017 examination. You may Download (Available from Feb 2017) the Supplementary Study Paper and Select Cases relevant for May 2017 and November 2017 examinations.       Paper 8: Advanced Indirect Tax Laws Amendments made in the provisions of Indirect Tax Laws by the Finance Act, 2016 including various circulars and notifications issued up to 31st October, 2016 will be applicable for CA Final May, 2017 examinations. You may Download (Available from Feb 2017) the Supplementary Study Paper and Select Cases relevant for May 2017 and November 2017 examinations. Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) will be applicable from MAY, 2017 examination onwards.



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