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Ankur bansal (a) (135 Points)

26 December 2010  

Pls tell treatment of profit and loss on reinstatement(year end) of forward contracts(open forward contracts) .


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Ankur bansal (a) (135 Points)
Replied 28 December 2010

pls reply

Rineesh Raghavan (MD) (108 Points)
Replied 28 December 2010

Hi Ankur

 

Please tell us if it is a Speculative Forward Contract or Non Speculative Forward Contract? Speculative Forward Contract should be carried (either as an Asset / Liability) based on the Forward Rate existing on the reporting date for the corresponding expiry date. (Corresponding Debit / Credit will go to Profit and Loss Account)

Note: This accounting treatment is now covered by AS 30 for all types of Forward Contracts, including Foreign CUrrency Forwards / Futures.

 

Non Speculative Forward Contracts are to be restated based Closing Spot Rate. 

 

Regards

 

Rineesh R

Ankur bansal (a) (135 Points)
Replied 29 December 2010

i dont know hw to differentiate between two,

wel i have eg.

Co export its goods on 1st january for 1000$ which is to be received on 30th march, spot rate is 40rs. Now company enters into forward contract for 30 march at rs42, now if i am not wrng co wil book rs 2*1000$ as premium and provide in p/l, now if spot rate on 30 march is rs 44/41/39 then what is the treatment????


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