SEBI is in receipt of various queries with regard to restatement of books of accounts of listed companies envisaged in the captioned circular. The primary concern raised is whether the restatement of books of accounts needs to be carried out in the same financial year or in the subsequent financial year as a prior period item.
3. In order to address the aforesaid concern, it is clarified that the restatement of books of accounts indicated in Paragraph 5 of the said circular shall mean that the company is required to disclose the effect of revised financial accounts by way of revised pro-forma financial results immediately to the shareholders through Stock Exchange(s). However, the financial effects of the revision may be carried out in the annual accounts of the subsequent financial year as a prior period item so that the tax impacts, if any, can be taken care of.
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