Income Tax - Highlights / Catch Notes
Income Tax - Surplus earned on the sale of plot - ‘capital gain‘ OR...
Surplus earned on the sale of plot - ‘capital gain‘ OR ‘business income’ - There is no clause in the partnership deed about making investment in the land and to earn capital gain only. When the expenses were incurred, it was shown at WIP, however, when the asset is sold, the partners claimed that it was as investment only and not business asset, which cannot be allowed. Thus, in our view the ld CIT(A) erred in treating / directing the assessing officer to treat the gain on sale of asset of firm as capital gain in place of business income. - AT