IRDAI defers Ind AS implementation for Insurance Sector


Ministry of Corporate Affairs, had on March 30, 2016 notified the road map for implementation of Ind AS for banks, insurers and NBFCs from accounting period beginning 01st April 2018.

Insurers were required to implement Ind-AS 104, Insurance Contracts from April 2018 which is equivalent to IFRS 4. Since IFRS 4 has been replaced by IFRS 17 therefore the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)through its circular IRDA/F&A/CIR/ACTS/146/06/2017 dated 28.06.2017 approved the Regulatory override whereby the implementation of Ind AS in the Insurance Sector in India has been deferred for a period of two years and the same have to be implemented from accounting period beginning from 1st April, 2020.

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The IRDAI through its circular IRDAI/F&A/CIR/ACTS/023/01/2020 dated 21.01.2020 stated that in the phase where insurance sector was preparing to implement Ind AS, it was noted that the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) has taken a considered view to amend IFRS 17: Insurance Contracts, due to the concerns raised around accounting treatments, operational complexity and implementation challenges raised by various stakeholders. The IASB has indicated that it aims to issue final amendments in mid-2020.

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Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Issues Clarification On The Applicability Of TDS Provisions On Mutual Fund Dividend

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Other electronic modes specified by CBDT

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  • Credit Card;
  • Debit Card;
  • Net Banking;
  • IMPS
  • UPI;
  • RTGS;
  • NEFT; and
  • BHIM Aadhar Pay;

Also amended Rule 6DD to incorporate “Other Electronic Modes” specified in Rule 6ABBA. Moreover words “Exceeding Rs. 20,000” are also substituted with “Exceeding Rs. 10,000” to sync rule 6DD with Section 40A(3) & (3A) wherein the limit of cash expense was reduced to Rs. 10,000 earlier vide Finance Act, 2017;

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