Annual report 2003-2004, Department of Corporate and Information Services
Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2003 - 2004
Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services
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Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical
Northern Territory Government
Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report
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DCIS General Financial Statements 102 (d) Goods and services tax (Continued) Cash flows are included in the Statement of Cash Flows on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities which is recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO are classified as operating cash flows. Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO. (e) Cash and cash equivalents For the purpose of the Statement of Financial Position and the Statement of Cash Flows, cash includes cash on hand, cash at bank and cash equivalent assets controlled by the Agency. Cash equivalents are highly liquid short-term investments that are readily convertible to cash. Bank overdrafts are carried at the principal amount. (f) Receivables The collectibility of debtors or receivables is assessed at balance date and specific provision is made for any doubtful accounts. Trade debtors to be settled within 30 days and other debtors to be settled within 30 days, are carried at amounts due. (g) Property, plant and equipment Acquisitions All items of property, plant and equipment with a cost, or other value, equal to or greater than $5,000 are recognised in the year of acquisition and depreciated as outlined below. Property, plant and equipment below the $5,000 threshold are expensed in the year of acquisition. The cost of property, plant and equipment constructed by the Agency includes the cost of materials and direct labour, and an appropriate proportion of fixed and variable overheads. Complex assets Major items of plant and equipment comprising a number of components that have different useful lives, are accounted for as separate assets. The components may be replaced during the useful life of the complex asset. Subsequent additional costs Costs incurred on property, plant and equipment subsequent to initial acquisition are capitalised when it is probable that future economic benefits in excess of the originally assessed performance of the asset will flow to the Agency in future years. Where these costs represent separate components of a complex asset, they are accounted for as separate assets and are separately depreciated over their useful lives.
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