Indas - treatment of processing fees where entire borrowing cost is capitalised with capital asset

Sanjay S (Chartered Accountant)     14 March 2019

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As per Paragraph B5.4.1 of Ind AS 109, Financial Instruments, the origination fees (such as processing fees) incurred in relation to the creation of a financial liabilitie, will be included, while calculating the effective interest rate of the loan at the date of transition to Ind AS and is recognised as an expense over the term of the loan

As per Indian GAAP, when we were dealing with a loan borrowed specifically for purchasing an Equipment, the borrowing cost (incl. Processing fees, etc) was entirely capitalised along with the value of the Fixed Asset. But when transitioning to Ind-AS, whether we need to bring out the capitalised processing fees and recognise it as an expense over the period of the loan/borrowing?

Sandeep Garg (Consolidation and IndAS Application)     04 September 2019

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We need to calculate Effective Interest rate in accordance with IndAS 109. Processing fee will become part of interest cost (effectively as effective interest rate is Interest + fee) and now borrowing cost need to be capitalized if the conditions for capitalization met.

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