ICDS, Indian GAAP and Ind AS

On 31 March 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes ("CBDT") notified the Income Computation and Disclosure Standards ("ICDSs") which will come into effect from 1 April 2015 and shall accordingly apply for assessment year 2016-17 onwards.

The Indian Accounting Standards ("Ind AS") were notified on 16 February 2015 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs ("MCA"). MCA notified the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 (pending publication in the Gazette of India) which specify the Ind AS applicable to certain class of companies and set out the dates of applicability.

The attached documnet set out some of the key differences between ICDS, Indian GAAP (including the provisions of Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013, where considered necessary) and Ind AS. The comparison with respect to Indian GAAP and Ind AS is only limited to the ICDSs which have been issued.