Note 15. Leases
The Department is committed to over 9,000 leases, which cover office and functional properties, and residential units at diplomatic missions overseas. The majority of these leases are short-term, operating leases. In most cases, management expects that the leases will be renewed or replaced by other leases.
Personnel from other U.S. Government agencies occupy some of the leased facilities (both residential and non-residential). These agencies reimburse the Department for the use of the properties. Reimbursements are received for approximately $40.0 million of the lease costs.
The Department has various long-term leases (more than 10 years) for overseas real property that meet the criteria as a capital lease in accordance with SFFAS No. 6, Accounting for Property, Plant, and Equipment. Assets that meet the definition of a capital lease and their related lease liability, are initially recorded at the present value of the future minimum lease payments or fair market value, whichever is less. In general, capital assets are depreciated over the estimated remaining life of the asset, and the related liability is amortized over the term of the lease, which can result in a different value in the asset versus the liability.
Following is a summary of Net Assets Under Capital Leases and future minimum lease payments as of September 30 (Dollars in Thousands).
|Net Assets Under Capital Leases:||2003||2002|
Land and Buildings
Net Assets under Capital Leases
||$ 77,121 |
|Fiscal Year||Lease Payments||Fiscal Year||Lease Payments|
|2004||$ 6,982||2003||$ 8,467|
|2009 and thereafter|| 491,594
||2008 and thereafter|| 467,166 |
|Total Minimum Lease Payments||$ 524,560||$ 502,649|
|Less: Amount Representing Interest|| (438,575)
|Obligations under Capital Leases||$ 85,985
||$ 92,010 |
The Department leases real property in overseas locations under operating leases. These leases expire in various years. Minimum future rental payments under operating leases having remaining terms in excess of one year as of September 30, 2003 for each of the next 5 years and in aggregate are as follows (Dollars in Thousands).
|Year Ended September 30||Operating Lease Amounts|
|2009 and thereafter||83,360|
|Total Minimum Future Lease Payments||$931,573|