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Finance (No. 2) Act 1915

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Part IIICapital

1The amount of the capital of a trade-or business shall, so far as it does not consist of money, be taken to be—

(a)so far as it consists of assets acquired by purchase, the price at which those assets were acquired, subject to any proper deductions for wear and tear or replacement, or for unpaid purchase money; and

(b)so far as it consists of assets being debts due to the trade or business, the nominal amount of those debts subject to any reduction which has been allowed in respect of those debts for income tax purposes; and

(c)so far as it consists of any other assets which have not been acquired by purchase, the value of the assets at the time when they became assets of the trade or business, subject to any - proper deductions for wear and tear or replacement. Nothing in this Part of this Schedule shall prevent accumulated profits employed in the business being treated as capital.

2Any capital the income on which is-not taken into account for the purposes of Part I. of this Schedule, and any borrowed money or debts, shall be deducted in computing the amount of capital for the purposes of Part III of this Act.

3Where any asset has been paid for otherwise than in cash, the cost price of that asset shall be taken to be the value of the consideration at the time the asset was acquired, but where a trade or business has been converted into a company and the shares in the company are wholly or mainly held by the person who was owner of the trade or business, no value shall be attached to those shares so far as they are represented by goodwill or otherwise than by material assets of the company unless the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in special circumstances -otherwise direct. Patents and secret processes shall be deemed to be material assets.

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