ind as vs as, Differences between Ind-AS and existing AS. Find Differences between new standards (IndAS) & existing standards (AS). This presentation takes one through the differences between Indian GAAP (old) vs IND AS (based on IFRS). All major differences have been covered in this article.

In this article you can Quick difference between old AS and new Ind AS. In this article you can find difference between Ind-AS (Indian Accounting Standards as converged with IFRS) and Indian Accounting Standards. 

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ind as vs as, Differences between Ind-AS and existing AS

Following table provide a quick glance on differences between new standards (Ind-AS) and existing standards (AS):

AreaInd-AS (Indian Accounting Standards as converged with IFRS)Indian Accounting Standards
SubstanceInd-AS are generally substance based. For example, consolidation is required under Ind-AS 110 if the holding company has control over its subsidiary and definition of control is substance based.Indian Accounting Standards (‘AS’) are generally rule based and are less flexible. For example as per AS 21, consolidation is required if a company holds more than 50% of the voting rights or control the board of directors
ApplicabilityInd-AS will be applicable in phases to mainly large companies (see table given above in this article)AS applicable to not only the companies, but to other entities as well. To the companies, notified standards under company rules are applicable and for other entities, AS published by ICAI are applicable
GuidanceInd-AS generally use the word –“shall” in its guidance, which makes it more strict.AS generally use the word “Should” which is more advisory in nature
New StandardsInd-AS provide guidance on various transactions like agriculture, business combinations etc.These guidances were not existing in AS.
InterpretationsInd-AS has incorporated various interpretations which are part of IFRS, thus making it comprehensiveVarious guidance notes and other publications are available along with AS in existing scenario
Conceptual DifferencesThere are specific guidances on various matters like depreciation or revenue recognitionAS contains subjectivity at quite a few places.

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