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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2007-08
notes to the FinAnciAl stAtements 1 summaRy of significant accounting policies (continued) (q) Intangible assets (i) Research and development Research expenditure is recognised as an expense as incurred. Costs incurred on development projects (relating to the design and testing of new or improved products) are recognised as intangible assets when it is probable that the project will, after considering its commercial and technical feasibility, be completed and generate future economic benefits and its costs can be measured reliably. The expenditure capitalised comprises all directly attributable costs, including costs of materials, services, direct labour and an appropriate proportion of overheads. Other development expenditures that do not meet these criteria are recognised as an expense as incurred. Development costs previously recognised as an expense are not recognised as an asset in a subsequent period. Capitalised development costs are recorded as intangible assets and amortised from the point at which the asset is ready for use on a straight-line basis over its useful life, which varies from 3 to 5 years. (ii) Certification mark This represents the Woolmark certification mark acquired by the Group. No amortisation is being charged because the expected residual values and useful lives are considered to be of sufficient amount and length to render any amortisation charge immaterial. (r) Trade and other payables These amounts represent liabilities for goods and services provided to the Group prior to the end of financial year which are unpaid. The amounts are unsecured and are usually paid within 30 days of recognition. (s) Employee benefits (i) Wages and salaries, annual leave and sick leave Liabilities for wages, salaries and annual leave expected to be settled within 12 months of the reporting date are measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liabilities are settled. Liabilities for non-accumulating sick leave are recognised when the leave is taken and measured at the rates paid or payable. (ii) Long service leave The liability for long service leave expected to be settled within 12 months of the reporting date is recognised in the provision for employee benefits and is measured in accordance with (i) above. The liability for long service leave expected to be settled more than 12 months from the reporting date is recognised in the provision for employee benefits and measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. The provision for employee entitlements includes on-costs of superannuation, payroll tax and workers compensation. (t) Dividends AWI’s constitution does not allow the company to pay any dividend. (u) Goods and Services Tax (GST) Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of associated GST, unless the GST incurred is not recoverable from the taxation authority. In this case it is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense. Receivables and payables are stated inclusive of the amount of GST receivable or payable. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is included with other receivables or payables in the balance sheet. (v) Rounding of amounts The company is of a kind referred to in Class order 98/100, issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, relating to the ‘’rounding off’’ of amounts in the financial report. Amounts in the financial report have been rounded off in accordance with that Class Order to the nearest thousand dollars, or in certain cases, the nearest dollar. 82 FINANCIALS AWI 07/08
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