ICDS Income Tax Applicability

By | October 27, 2016
(Last Updated On: October 27, 2016)

ICDS Income Tax Applicability

ICDS Income Tax Applicability and Key Points about ICDS -( Income Computation and Disclosure Standards ) :-

    • ICDS Income Tax Applicability – All assesses following mercantile system of accounting except individual and HUF who is not required to get his accounts audited under Section 44AB of the Income tax act.  Thus in case Assessee is Individual or HUF  and is carrying on Business with sales turnover less than Rs 1 Core  or carrying on profession with Gross receipts less than Rs 50 Lakhs  during AY 2017-18 ( (financial year 2016-17) then ICDS are not applicable on such Individual or HUF.
    • Purpose of Applicability  of ICDS of Income tax :- For the computation of income chargeable to income tax under the head “Profit and gains of busies or profession” or “income from other sources.
    • Year of applicability of ICDS of Income Tax  : Notification No. S.O. 3079(E), dated 29-9-2016) came into force with effect from 1-4-2016 and became applicable with effect from Assessment Year 2017-18.
    • Number of ICDS of Income Tax : 10 number of ICDS has been notified by CBDT.
    • Notification No of ICDS :- Central Government has notified Income Computation and Disclosure Standards vide Notification No. S.O. 3079(E), dated 29-9-2016 In pursuance of the powers granted to it under section 145(2) of Income Tax Act 1961
    • Old Notification on ICDS Rescined :- The CBDT has vide Notification No. S.O. 3080(E), dated 29-9-2016 rescinded Notification No. S.O. 892(E) dated 31-3-2015 with effect from 31-3-2016.
    • ICDS Notified are
      Sr NoICDS  NoICDS Relating to
      1ICDS-I Accounting Policies
      2ICDS-IIValuation of Inventories
      3ICDS-IIIConstruction contracts 
      4ICDS-IVRevenue Recognition
      5ICDS-VTangible Fixed Assets
      6ICDS-VIEffects of changes in foreign exchange rates
      7ICDS-VIIGovernment grants
      8ICDS-VIIISecurities
      9ICDS-IXBorrowing Costs
      10ICDS- XProvisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets
    • Assessee Covered  under ICDS:-All assessees following mercantile system of accounting except an individual or HUF who is not required to get his accounts audited under section 44AB of the Act
    • Standard Cost use allowed in ICDS : Use of standard cost technique for measurement of cost of inventories  allowed if the results approximate the actual cost and subject to certain required disclosures in this regard.
    • Latest Books on ICDS


  • Use of retail method in retail trade :Use of retail method in retail trade for measurement of cost of inventories of large number of rapidly changing items that have similar margins and for which it is impracticable to use other costing methods allowed. However, an average percentage for each retail department is to be used. A global percentage for all retail departments not allowed
  • Revenue from Interest on refund of tax/cess/duty:- Recognition of revenue from Interest on refund of tax/cess/duty is allowed in the previous year of receipt on cash basis.
  • Use of percentage completion method : Use of percentage completion method for recognition of revenue from service transactions Mandatory subject to the following two exceptions:

    (1) Option to recognize revenue on a straight line basis over the specific period where services are provided by an indeterminate number of acts over a specific period of time
    (2) Option to recognize revenue when rendering of services is completed or substantially completed in case of service contracts with duration of not more than 90 days

  • Use of completed service contract method: -Use of completed service contract method of revenue recognition allowed for recognition of revenue from service transactions is allowed.Option to recognize revenue when rendering of services is completed or substantially completed in case of service contracts with duration of not more than 90 days…However, it would appear that this option not available to services directly linked to construction contracts -e.g., project manager’s fees, architect’s fees
  • Revenue on a straight line basis :Option to recognize revenue on a straight line basis over the specific period where services are provided by an indeterminate number of acts over a specific period of time.However, it would appear that this option not available to services directly linked to construction contracts – e.g., project manager’s fees, architect’s fees
  • Translation of financial statements of foreign operations :To be translated as if the transactions of the foreign operation have been those of the person itself. No classification of foreign operations(foreign branches) as integral foreign operations and non-integral foreign operations
  • Shares of a closely held company : shares of a closely held company can be regarded as held as stock-in-trade
  • Securities held by Scheduled Banks and Public Financial Institutions :Part-B of ICDS VIII (new) contains special requirements regarding securities held by Scheduled Banks and Public Financial Institutions—to be classified and measured as per RBI Guidelines
  • Disclosure of ICDS in Tax Audit  Report – 3CD:
    • Disclosures required by ICDSs to be made against new item (f) of Clause 13 of Form No. 3CD New sub-clause (f) of clause 13 requires “Disclosures as per ICDS” ICDS-wise as under in Form No.3CD:(f) Disclosure as per ICDS:
      (i)ICDS I – Accounting Policies
      (ii)ICDS II – Valuation of Inventories
      (iii)ICDS III – Construction Contracts
      (iv)ICDS IV – Revenue Recognition
      (v)ICDS V – Tangible Fixed Assets
      (vi)ICDS VII – Government Grants
      (vii)ICDS IX – Borrowing Costs
      (viii)ICDS X – Provisions Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets.

      Item Nos. (d) and (e) of clause 13 of Form No. 3CD as substituted by Notification No. 3080 require disclosure as under:

      (d) Whether any adjustment is required to be made to the profits or loss for complying with the provisions of income computation and disclosure standards notified under section 145(2).

      (e) if answer to (d) above is in the affirmative, give details of such adjustments:

      Increase in profit (Rs.)Decrease in profit (Rs.)Net effect (Rs.)
      ICDS IAccounting Policies
      ICDS IIValuation of Inventories
      ICDS IIIConstruction Contracts
      ICDS IVRevenue Recognition
      ICDS VTangible Fixed Assets
      ICDS VIChanges in Foreign Exchange Rates
      ICDS VIIGovernment Grants
      ICDS VIIISecurities
      ICDS IXBorrowing Costs
      ICDS XProvisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets
      Total

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