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Aug 10 2015
The year 2015 has ushered in a new era for compliance service providers with the introduction of two sets of new standards issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) & the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) respectively. The MCA notified the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 in February 2015 laying down the roadmap for application of IFRS converged Indian Accounting standards (Ind - AS) along with the Ind - AS standards for application by companies other than Banking Companies, Insurance Companies and Non - Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs). The CBDT vide Notification no. 32/2015 dated 31 - 03 - 2015 has notified 10 Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (ICDS) effective from 01 - 04 - 2015, applicable from Assessment Year 2016 - 17 onwards to be followed by all the assessees, following the mercantile system of accounting. The Ind - AS roadmap provides for a phase wise implementation with Ind - AS up for voluntary adoption for FY 2015 - 16 and becoming mandatory for certain class of companies from FY 2016 - 17 onwards.