Recognition and Measurement of an Impairment Loss

If recoverable amount of assets more than carrying amount, an individual ignores the difference and asset is carried on at the same book value. But when this recoverable amount is less than the carrying amount, this difference termed as Impairment Loss should be written off immediately as expenses to Profit & Loss Account. If assets are carried out at revalued figures then the impairment loss equivalent to revalued surplus is adjusted with it and the balance (if any) is charged to Profit & Loss Account. Depreciation for the coming years on the assets are recalculated on the basis new carrying amount, residual value and remaining useful life of the asset, according to AS 6.

A cash generating unit is the smallest identifiable group of assets that generates cash inflows from continuing use that are largely independent of the cash inflows from other assets or groups of assets.

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