Conflict between ind as 40 and nov 18 rtp solutions?


X Ltd. is engaged in the construction industry and prepares its financial statements up to 31st March each year. On 1st April, 2013, X Ltd. purchased a large property (consisting of land) for ` 2,00,00,000 and immediately began to lease the property to Y Ltd. on an operating lease. Annual rentals were ` 20,00,000. On 31st March, 2017, the fair value of the property was ` 2,60,00,000. Under the terms of the lease, Y Ltd. was able to cancel the lease by giving six months’ notice in writing to X Ltd. Y Ltd. gave this notice on 31st March, 2017 and vacated the property on 30th September, 2017. On 30th September, 2017, the fair value of the property was ` 2,90,00,000. On 1st October, 2017, X Ltd. immediately began to convert the property into ten separate flats of equal size which X Ltd. intended to sell in the ordinary course of its business. X Ltd. spent a total of ` 60,00,000 on this conversion project between 30th September, 2017 to 31st March, 2018. The project was incomplete at 31st March, 2018 and the directors of X Ltd. estimate that they need to spend a further ` 40,00,000 to complete the project, after which each flat could be sold for ` 50,00,000.
Examine and show how the three events would be reported in the financial statements of X Ltd. for the year ended 31st March, 2018. as per Ind AS


Solution provided:

From 1st April, 2013, the property would be regarded as an investment property since it is being held for its investment potential rather than being owner occupied or developed for sale.
The property would be measured under the cost model. This means it will be measured at ` 2,00,00,000 at each year end.
On 30th September, 2017, the property ceases to be an investment property. X Ltd. begins to develop it for sale as flats. The increase in the fair value of the property from 31st March, 2017 to 30th September, 2017 of ` 30,00,000 (` 29,00,000 – ` 26,00,000) would be recognised in P/L for the year ended 31st March, 2018.
Since the lease of the property is an operating lease, rental income of ` 10,00,000 (` 20,00,000 x 6/12) would be recognised in P/L for the year ended 31st March, 2018.
When the property ceases to be an investment property, it is transferred into inventory at its then fair value of ` 2,90,00,000. This becomes the initial ‘cost’ of the inventory.
The additional costs of ` 60,00,000 for developing the flats which were incurred up to and including 31st March, 2018 would be added to the ‘cost’ of inventory to give a closing cost of ` 3,50,00,000.
The total selling price of the flats is expected to be ` 5,00,00,000 (10 x ` 50,00,000). Since the further costs to develop the flats total ` 40,00,000, their net realisable value is ` 4,60,00,000 (` 5,00,00,000 – ` 40,00,000), so the flats will be measured at a cost of ` 3,50,00,000.
The flats will be shown in inventory as a current asset



Now the solution clearly states that upon reclassification from Investment property to Inventory, the property is transferred at fair value, whereas Ind AS 40 states that transfers between Investment property and inventories do not change the carrying amount of the property transferred and do not change the cost for measurement or disclosure purposes.


Am I missing something here or is the institute solution wrong?

Articled Assistant

Hey Bhargav,
I would recommend you to get in touch with the Board of Studies ICAI with this question. Technically we need to follow the Ind AS as obviously that is the subject matter but it could be that maybe your interpretation is different from the study material.

Regardless, you know that feedback form at the end of our study material? Or directly contact the faculty here

You should properly mention the question number, page number and edition of the study material instead of writing the whole question. Do let me know when they get back to you.

Good luck with your studies!



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