Section 182:Valuation of work in progress on cessation
745.This is the first of four sections that deal with the valuation of work in progress on cessation. The sections are based on section 101 of ICTA.
746.Subsection (1) introduces the different bases of valuation in sections 184 and 185. Unlike the corresponding section 173, relating to the valuation of trading stock, this section does not require that work in progress is valued at cessation. But a valuation is usually ensured by the requirement to calculate profits in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice (see section 25 of this Act). The only exception to this rule concerns barristers and advocates (see section 160 of this Act).
747.Subsection (2) is the rule for professions carried on in partnership. The general rule in ICTA is that a change in the persons carrying on a profession is treated as the cessation of the profession. But, in the case of a profession carried on in partnership, section 113(2) of ICTA provides that there is a cessation only if there is a complete change of partners.
748.Subsection (3) ensures that the special rules for the valuation of work in progress in this Chapter do not apply when the person carrying on the profession or vocation dies.