SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
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Sep. 30, 2020
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3. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements
These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the annual audited financial statements of the Company and should be read in conjunction with those annual audited financial statements filed on Form 10‑K for the year ended March 31, 2020. The interim disclosures generally do not repeat those in the annual statements. In the opinion of management, these unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods shown. The results of operations for such periods are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for a full year or for any future period.
The changes in accounting policies in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements from the March 31, 2020 audited financial statements are described below.
Newly Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, “Business Combinations: Clarifying the definition of a Business” which amends the current definition of a business. Under ASU 2017-01, to be considered a business, an acquisition would have to include an input and a substantive process that together significantly contributes to the ability to create outputs. ASU 2017-01 further states that when substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single asset (or a group of similar assets), the assets acquired would not represent a business. The new guidance also narrows the definition of the term “outputs” to be consistent with how it is described in Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The changes to the definition of a business will likely result in more acquisitions being accounted for as asset acquisitions. ASU 2017-01 is effective for acquisitions commencing on or after December 31, 2019, with early adoption permitted. The Company has adopted this policy and it will not have a material effect on the consolidated balance sheet or consolidated statement of cash flows.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other” ASU 2017-04 simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment by eliminating Step 2 of the current goodwill impairment test, which required a hypothetical purchase price allocation. Goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which the reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, limited to the carrying value of the goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years, and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company has adopted ASU 2017-04 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statement of operations.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses of Financial Instruments, which introduces an expected credit loss methodology for the impairment of financial assets measured at amortized cost basis. The methodology replaces the probable, incurred loss model for those assets. The update if effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company has adopted ASU 2016-13 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statement of operations.
Accounting Standards Update 2020-06—Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity: simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Consequently, more convertible debt instruments will be reported as a single liability instrument and more convertible preferred stock as a single equity instrument with no separate accounting for embedded conversion features. The ASU removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, which will permit more equity contracts to qualify for it. The ASU also simplifies the diluted earnings per share (EPS) calculation in certain areas. The amendments in this Update are effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2020-06 will have on the consolidated balance sheet and consolidated statement of operations.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
CEWS is recognized as other income in the consolidated statement of operations in the period in which the Company recognizes expenses for which CEWS is intended to compensate.
The Company provides a one-year warranty as part of its normal sales offering. When products are sold, the Company provides warranty reserves, which, based on the historical experience of the Company are sufficient to cover warranty claims. Accrued warranty reserves are included in accrued liabilities on the condensed consolidated interim balance sheets and amounted to $81,225 at September 30, 2020 (March 31, 2020 - $162,449). The Company also sells extended warranties for additional periods beyond the standard warranty. Extended warranty revenue is deferred and recognized as revenue over the extended warranty period. The Company recognized $Nil of expenses related to warranty expenses. Additionally, the Company reversed $81,224 of its warranty provision due to low warranty claims and recorded this expense and reversal in cost of goods sold for the six-month period ended September 30, 2020 (September 30, 2019 – $26,912).
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef