INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING W.R.T. AS-13<br />INTRODUCTION:<br />An individual or an organization does investment out of savings or out of surplus finance available and not required for a specific period. If extra money is with us and it is kept idle, it will not increase or appreciate. On the other hand, if that money is used to keep it in fixed deposit or acquire securities, it will increase on a maturity date due to income earned. It may also appreciate due to increase in price of securities. Investment is parting money today in anticipation of getting more money in future.<br />According to AS-13 investments are assets held for earning income by way of dividends, Interest, and rentals, for capital appreciation or for other benefits to the investing enterprise. While ding investments, three factors are t be considered, which are:<br /><ul><li>Liquidity
Profitability.</li></ul>Liquidity is characteristic of incvestments to get it converted into cash, whenever required. Security means safety of funds. If one wants more security and liquidity then he has to be satisfied with less profitability. Risk and reward go hand in hand. If you want more profits i.e. reward, then you should be ready to bear risk and sacrifice to certain extent security and liquidity.<br />The objective of doing investment may be earn fixed periodical income or to earn profits after selling at higher price.<br />TYPES OF INVESTMENTS:<br /> Investments<br />On the basis of period of HoldingOn the basis of nature of investments<br />Long term Current Variable Earning Fixed Earning<br />Investment Investment Securities Securities<br />ACCOUNTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIVIDEND EARNING SECURITIES<br />Accounting for purchase of dividend earning securities i.e. either Equity shares or preference shares or unit’s f Mutual fund:<br />DIVIDEND RECEIVED:<br />In case of these investments, dividend is paid out of the profits. The dividend is, therefore, uncertain. Investments purchased are always cum-dividend. The full price cum dividend is debited t Investment Account. Later, if dividend is received, then t is divided into two parts as:<br />A] Pre-acquisition period dividend and<br />B] Post-acquisition period dividend.<br />Pre-acquisition dividend is treated as capital receipt and credited to Investment Account. Post-acquisition period dividend is a revenue receipt and credited to Dividend Account.<br />TREATMENT OF DIVIDEND:<br />Dividend Received<br />Pertaining to the period Pertaining to the period<br />prior to acquisition after acquisition<br />Credit to investment account credit to profit and loss account<br />BONUS SHARES:<br />An inventory of equity shares may receive. Bonus shares for which shareholders do not make any payment. These shares are received because of existing holdings. The investor will record the receipt of Bonus shares on the debit side of investment account in the number f shares or face value column only. This will reduce the cost of existing holding. As per Income Tax Act, in case of sale of bonus shares, the full sale proceeds are treated as capital gains.<br />RIGHTS SHARES SUBSCRIBED AND SALE OF RIGHTS:<br />Right shares represent the offer given by the company to existing shareholder to subscribe shares at specific price. If the shareholder decides they can pay the amount the company will allot the shares<br />In case they decide not to accept the shares, they may ignore the same or if possible, may dispose the offer of a consideration; the amount received is credited to profit and loss account as per AS-13.<br />Rights Shares<br />Acceptance of rights sharesSale of rights entitlement Purchase of rights<br /> when issuedto outsidersfrom outsiders<br />Nominal value recorded in the Amount received is credited Amount paid to <br /> nominal value column. to profit and loss accountseller of right and<br />Amount paid is recorded in to company is right <br />“Cost Column” price is debited to <br /> the investment a/c.<br /> In “cost column”.<br />If an investor is entitled to subscribe for further shares at concessional price, he may subscribe or he may transfer / sale his right to another person. The consideration received for sale of rights is credited to profit and loss account.<br />CONVERSION OF DEBENTURES INTO EQUITIES SHARES:<br /><ul><li>Close the Debentures account.
Transfer the balance on debenture account to newly opened share account.
Record the interest on debenture up to the date of conversion in income column on credit side of debenture account.</li></ul>VALUATION OF INVESTMENTS:<br />At the end of accounting year the valuation of the investments is to be done appropriately. In case of current or short term investments, they are valued at cost or at market value, whichever is lower. The cost of investment at the end of the year is calculated on average basis or on first in first out basis.<br />PROCEDURE OF RECORDING SHARES:<br /><ul><li>Record opening balance: