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Looking back at Updates to C&I Taxonomy and Business Validation Rules

In October 2019, the MCA released updates to the C&I Taxonomy and corresponding business validation rules, making it “Final Business Rules based on XBRL C&I taxonomy 2016 v1.3”. Subsequently, MCA’s validation tool was also upgraded to V4.8.

Often, only developers of XBRL tools dive deep into these updates. For the benefit of everyone dealing with XBRL conversions, we have come up with a snapshot of rules and elements that were updated in the October release.

  1. There were 3 new line items introduced; 1 decimal type and 2 boolean type.
# prefix Element Type
3614 in-ca NumberOfEmployeesInTheCompanyAtTheEndOfTheFinancialYear xbrli:decimalItemType
3615 in-ca WhetherCompanyHasPublishedSustainabilityReportForTheFinancialYear xbrli:booleanItemType
3616 in-ca WhetherApprovalTakenFromBoardForMaterialContractsorArrangementsorTransactionsWithRelatedParty xbrli:booleanItemType

 

  1. Changes to 7 business rules were made. 5 changes were made to specific rules for elements and 2 to mandatory line items

The following are changes to specific rules

Tab Element New Business Rule
Specific Rule for Elements CashandCashEquivalents Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Specific Rule for Elements WhetherCompanyHasPublishedSustainabilityReportForTheFinancialYear Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Specific Rule for Elements NameOfMainProductOrService Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Specific Rule for Elements DescriptionOfMainProductOrService Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Specific Rule for Elements NICCodeOfProductOrService Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Mandatory Line Items NumberOfEmployeesinTheCompanyAtTheEndOfTheFinancialYear Mandatory if “DateofStartOfReportingPeriod” is  on or after 1 April 2018
Mandatory Line Items DetailsOfMaterialContractsArrangementsTransactionsAtArmsLengthBasisTable WhetherApprovalTakenfromBoardMaterialContractsArrangementsorTransactionsWithRelatedParty

 

  1. The following are changes to mandatory line items
 Table Name Mandatory elements
DetailsOfMaterialContractsArrangementsTransactionsAtArmsLengthBasisTable NameOfRelatedParty
NameOfRelatedPartyRelationship
DescriptionOfNatureOfMaterialContractsArrangementsTransactionsWithRelatedParty
DurationOfMaterialContractsArrangementsTransactionsWithRelatedParty
WhetherApprovalTakenfromBoardMaterialContractsArrangementsorTransactionsWithRelatedParty

 

Such changes, though minute may have ultimately delayed delivery commitments, especially when using a software and waiting for software upgrades to be rolled out.

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