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Onerous Contract as per IND AS 37

Onerous contract as per Ind AS 37 is one where the unavoidable cost of executing the contract exceeds the economic benefits expected to flow from the contract. Para 68 defines unavoidable cost as minimum of cost of fulfilling it and penalty payable for exiting from the contract. Suppose in a contract, no penalty is payable by either party at the time of exiting the contract or the contract is silent with regard to penalty clause as such, whether the contract can become onerous? In other words, if no penalty is payable then penalty is zero which can not exceed the cost to be incurred in the contract. So the contract can never be onerous. Is this view correct?

Posted by balasubramanian on Oct 11, 2020

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