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Annual report 2003-2004, Department of Corporate and Information Services

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Title

Annual report 2003-2004, Department of Corporate and Information Services

Other title

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2003 - 2004

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Date

2004-10-14

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Volume

2003/2004

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1835-2332

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/231111

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/669431

Page content

NT Fleet Financial Statements 168 (g) Inventories Inventories are carried at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Costs have been assigned to different classifications of inventories as follows: o Raw Materials are valued at average cost. (h) 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. (i) Property, plant and equipment Acquisitions Items of property, plant and equipment are initially recorded at cost where the cost is greater than $5,000 and depreciated as outlined below. Costs incurred on property, plant and equipment, which do not meet the criteria for capitalisation, are expensed as incurred. The cost of property, plant and equipment constructed by the entity includes the cost of materials and direct labour, an appropriate proportion of fixed and variable overheads and capitalised interest. 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 entity 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. Revaluations Plant and equipment is carried at cost. Depreciation and amortisation Items of property, plant and equipment, including buildings but excluding freehold land, have limited useful lives and are depreciated/amortised using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives. For the current year, vehicle utilisation is considered along with final cost and anticipated salvage value to estimate the useful life of individual assets, and depreciation rates calculated accordingly. The estimated useful lives for each class of asset, for the current and previous years, are as follows: 2004 2003 Vehicles - Light 2-3 years 2-3 years Vehicles - Heavy 3-10 years 3-10 years Plant and Equipment 3-12 years 3-12 years